WATCH: MASSIVE BAT FLIP! Caratini smashes 419-foot grand slam complete with epic bat flip
Hometown: Coamo, Puerto Rico
(Miami Dade College HS)
Years Played: 2017 - 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The idea of a player flipping his bat on just the third home run of his career is somewhat absurd, but when the home run in question is a 419-foot grand slam, a bat flip is warranted, regardless of what career homer it is.
Flipping his bat with plenty of gusto, Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini knew that his third career dinger was gone as soon as it left the bat in the fourth inning of the Cubs' contest against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Marking the only hit of the contest up to that point, the grand slam provided the Cubs with a 4-0 lead. Coming on a changeup thrown by Nationals starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, the blast left the bat at 104 miles per hour and sailed at an angle of 24 degrees out beyond center field at Nationals Park. Following the homer, Caratini boasted two homers and 18 RBI on the season.