go to MSN.com
Found January 02, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

From Larry Brown Sports:

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 throws 90 mph according to his profile. The South Hills High (Calif.) senior is committed to play college ball at the University of Hawaii.

For reference, Bryce Harper received attention for hitting a 502-foot home run at the same event at Tropicana Field in 2009. Both players were using metal bats. Here’s video of Harper’s blast:

13 Comments:
  • Yes, it's a long distance but they don't use metal bats in the pros. Let's comapare apples to apples. Try it with a wooden bat. And then, let's see what a pro (of the same build) could do with a metal bat.
  • EXACTLY!
  • Someone like Ryan Howard or Adam Dunn can hit 650 ft home runs with metal bats.
  • Damn, the kid is 17 and noone said he was a pro. Can't you just say that it's impressive and move on?
  • He used a BBCOR bat dude. ...about the same as wood
  • not even close to the same as an all wood bat
  • Very impressive, unless this is just a one time fluke. My question is...If this young man really is that good, out of all the baseball powerhouse colleges in California, 9 of them ranked higher in Div. 1, how did they let this young man go to Hawaii? I would love to know how or why this happened?
  • Thisn is just like the long drive contest in golf. just becuase you can hit it with BP pitching does not mean you can do it in a game.
  • We were at this event. The 515ft home run was hit with a BESR bat. During the HR derby each player had 10 outs with wood bats and 15 with BESR metal. I can tell you that this kid was hitting 400+ HRs with the wood bat. One traveling close to 450ft. It was very impressive and fun to watch.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

In other Washington Nationals Hot Stove news, Bryce Harper's puppy Swag is all grown up now

No news on the Adam LaRoche front. But remember last Christmas, when Bryce Harper got a puppy and named him Swag? Of course you do. Well, in case you were wondering how the pup was doing, Harper Tweeted the photo above  Thursday night ("Me and the buddy hangin out! Best dog around! #swag"). Indeed, it seems Swag is all grown up now. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook...

Teen Blasts a 515-Foot Home Run at Power Showcase

South Hills (Calif.) senior and Hawaii commit David Denson won the Power Showcase in Miami last month by blasting 19 home runs, including one that was even more ridiculous than the scoreboard at Marlins Park. Yes, Denson was using an aluminum bat, but the 6-foot-4, 252-pound first baseman launched his longest homer 515 feet and knocked three more off the scoreboard. If you remember...

ZiPS looks at the 2013 Washington Nationals Projections It’s never too early to start looking at ZiPS projections, and somehow during those two dead weeks of the holidays we forgot to throw this up on the site. The one thing I don’t like about ZiPS is it isn’t quite as optimistic as good ol’ Bill James, but it often offers a more realistic snapshot of what you’re likely...
Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Pettine: Browns won't cut Josh Gordon despite issues

With the pending playing status of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon up in the air, head coach Mike Pettine says the team has no plans to cut the troubled receiver. Speaking with the Akron Beacon-Journal Pettine had plenty to say about Gordon, insisting that the team will stand behind Gordon as he faces a year-long ban. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 hours ago

LSU freshman suffers gruesome injury in team weight room

Twitter/Lealaimatafao We’ve got some unfortunate news tonight out of LSU. Freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a gruesome arm injury after punching a window in the team’s weight room after he was reportedly upset about a disagreement with his girlfriend. It was originally reported by NOLA.com that Lealaimatafao might have to have his arm amputated – thankfully...
Via College Spun
9 hours ago

WATCH: CM Punk says he's 'never, ever' going back to WWE

Via YouTube If you watched Monday’s episode of Raw, you’ll know that Paul Heyman’s Plan C for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam was … not CM Punk. I mean, nobody thought it would be, but in the back of our heads, wrestling fans are still doing that maybe now’s the time Punk comes back thing. Any and every excuse. That is never, ever going to...
Via With Leather
6 hours ago

Favre says he's not afraid of being booed at Lambeau

It had been rumored that former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre was staying away from Lambeau Field for fear of being booed by his old fans. Favre’s exit from Green Bay was less than memorable. He was eventually shunned by his team for the younger Aaron Rodgers and eventually ended up playing for their arch rivals Minnesota Vikings. The news of Favre’s fear came from his long...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago

Source: Giants interested in Red Sox' Jake Peavy

The San Francisco Giants lost starting pitcher Matt Cain to the 15-day disabled list earlier today due to right elbow inflammation. Before they placed him on the DL, the Giants were already on the lookout for another starting pitcher.As I reported late last week on Twitter, the Giants are interested in acquiring Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox, a league source said.#452071106...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 hours ago

Police: Eagles' Keelan Johnson shoved cop into a tree

Police arrested Philadelphia Eagles safety Keelan Johnson after he allegedly shoved an officer into a tree outside a Tempe, Ariz., bar. A probable cause statement said Johnson “violently pushed” an officer in the chest, causing him to strike his head against a tree,” according to Philly.com. Police say the officer tried to prevent Johnson from interfering with an investigation...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
8 hours ago

Lakers great Michael Cooper diagnosed with cancer

Marc Gasol’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award has been hailed as a breakthrough for advanced ways of thinking about basketball. Gasol averaged just 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game that season – hardly the typical per-game defensive numbers that catch the eye of award voters. But Gasol impressed so much through his subtle contributions, he won the award...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago

Celtics take flyer on former #2 overall pick Evan Turner

Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 21, 2014 Well, I’ll be damned. A week ago when Jeff Goodman first reported the Celtics interest in Turner, I didn’t think there was room on the roster for another wing. While we await specifics on Turner’s salary, we know the...
Via Red's Army
13 hours ago

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago

Former LSU QB allegedly sucker punched by Alabama fan

Zach Mettenberger is no longer the starting quarterback at LSU, but that does not mean he is free from the psychotic nature with which some SEC fans worship their football teams. Over the weekend, Mettenberger was reportedly sucker punched by an Alabama fan at a bar in Nashville. Steve Ford, the owner of Losers Most […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.