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:
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.
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January 03, 2013
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