He's 15, and hits home run over 500 feet

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    Meet Blaze Jordan: The 15-Year-Old Baseball Phenom with 500-Foot Power

    "Bryce Harper was 16 years old when he landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated as the "Chosen One." In the story, Tom Verducci wrote about the long home runs Harper had already hit by then, including a 502-foot blast a few months before at the Power Showcase at Tropicana Field.

    "Jordan was invited to the same showcase when he was 11, and he has been back every year since. He won't turn 16 until December, but he has already broken Harper's record.

    ""As a 13-year-old, he hit two 500-foot home runs," says Brian Domenico, who founded and still runs the Showcase. "As a 14-year-old, he competed with all the top high school players. He hit 23 home runs, including one that went 504 feet. As a 15-year-old, he competed with the top college players and missed making the finals by one home run."
     
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    Not to diminish the kid but these are not "home runs". They're batted balls set up to be hit that way. Actual home runs occur in the context of a game, and they're far more competitive.

    Yes it's awesome power, but can he carry the other tools to compete in a game deeply enough to get the turn at bat where he can exercise it? That remains to be seen. It's not working out real well for Harper.

    Also at first glance he strikes me as having a tendency to overweight.
     
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    That is mind blowing power. I agree he appears to be chubby, but 6 1" 215 is not bad. Almost as amazing is that a kid that big and only 15 can run a 60 yd dash in 7 flat. It's all about injuries though just keep him healthy.
     
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