Watch a 17 Year-Old Hit a 515 Foot Home-Run at Marlins Park
Via The Big Lead:
High school senior David Denson might not be one of the top prospects in the country, but it’s hard to imagine a teenager having more power than him.
Denson, who turns 18 on January 17, hit a 515-foot home run at Marlins Park during the 2012 Power Showcase. DPL Baseball says Denson hit 19 home runs in the showcase, including three off the scoreboard. The showcase’s website says Denson won the home run derby with his 19 blasts.
Denson is 6-foot-4 and weighs 252 pounds. He is listed as a first baseman and pitcher, and he supposedly can thrown 90 mph. The South Hills High (Calif.) senior is committed to play college ball at the University of Hawaii.
If this whole spectacle feels familiar for some reason, it's because Bryce Harper, a guy who is good at baseball, received similar press for hitting a 502 ft. bomb at this same event back in 2009.