Each MLB team’s most-surprising home run total in 2019

Marcus Semien has hit a career-best 31 homers in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | Scott U]
Marcus Semien has hit a career-best 31 homers in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | Scott U]

This year set a new record for the most home runs ever hit in a season.

MLB

On September 11 of this year, MLB set a new single-season record for most home runs, and that new record has continued to grow since.

With the record (and some whisperings of a juiced ball), there are plenty of players who have put together surprising home run totals in the season.

Here is each team’s most-surprising home run total from a player. Some were obvious, some not so much, and some had multiple players that could be chosen.

1

Arizona Diamondbacks - Ketel Marte (32)

From 2015-18, Marte had a total of 22 homers in 1,399 at bats.

2

Atlanta Braves - Josh Donaldson (37)

Unable to garner a multi-year deal this offseason, Donaldson has stayed healthy and somewhat resembled the player who won the AL MVP in 2015.

3

Baltimore Orioles - Anthony Santander (19)

Santander had just one career long ball in 131 at bats prior to 2019.

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