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High school baseball player David Denson hits 515-foot home run at Marlins Park

Jan 6, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

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The name David Denson might not be familiar to you right now but if his home run power is any indication, we’ll be hearing from in Major League Baseball relatively soon.

The 17-year-old first baseman from South Hills High (in California) took part in DPL Baseball Power Showcase at Marlins Park and unleashed a home run using a metal bat that might still be in orbit if there wasn’t a giant scoreboard in his way.

After collecting the final number of the monster blast, DPL Baseball reported that the ball had traveled a mind-boggling distance of 515 feet (longest in history of Marlins Park) and helped Denson win the competition with a grand total of 19 home runs in a stadium that gave up the third fewest home runs last season:

More on Denson: David is also a pitching prospect with a 90-mph fastball and has committed to playing baseball at the University of Hawaii.


David Denson hits 515-foot home run [Larry Brown Sports]