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    16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    A friend sent me some video link a couple of weeks ago. I heard Verducci on Dan Patrick discussing the SI cover story he's doing on the kid.

    I don't usually put much stock in baseball phenom, as it can change in an instant, but this kid is the real deal. At 16 I was lucky to be included in the year book. Couldn't imagine the cover of SI.

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    Sports Illustrated discovers Las Vegas High baseball standout - News - ReviewJournal.com

    Video (fast forward to 50 seconds to skip the ads)
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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Holy bat speed...lets see how this kid plays out.


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Is it just me, or does he look a lot older than just 16?



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    Is it just me, or does he look a lot older than just 16?
    that's the performance enhancers.


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    holy crap

    he looks 25



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    I've heard Joe Mauer...but better.



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    He will look good in pinstripes.. Only question is will he wear #6 or #11?


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    So do you think the Nationals can continue to suck enough over the next couple years to snag him and Strasburg?



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    No way, no how, did that kid hit a 570 foot home run.



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    No way, no how, did that kid hit a 570 foot home run.
    Aluminum bat.


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    I think he would look great in a cubs uniform, but that would mean they would have to suck terribly, and i dont want that....i guess its a give or take situation.


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Aluminum bat.
    Understood. Don't care. No f'n way.



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Is it just me, or does that bat sound different from any other ball you've ever heard hit on an aluminum bat?



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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    No way, no how, did that kid hit a 570 foot home run.
    Wasn't 502 the longest? Or did I miss something, I'm not watching with sound so I might have missed it.


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    Re: 16 year old baseball phenom on cover of SI...

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Wasn't 502 the longest? Or did I miss something, I'm not watching with sound so I might have missed it.
    I haven't watched all of the video. The article that is linked in the initial post has his coach claiming he hit a 570 foot home run.

    "Las Vegas coach Sam Thomas shared a story with Verducci of Harper belting a 570-foot home run in a game. Oh, yeah, that was last year. When he was 15."



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