Nelson Velazquez Cannot Stop Hitting Homers - He Just Won a Home Run Derby

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Nelson Velazquez Cannot Stop Hitting Homers – He Just Won a Home Run Derby

Chicago Cubs

Having rededicated himself in the spring and having discovered some mystery secret sauce in his swing, Nelson Velazquez broke out from a barely-mentioned High-A Cubs outfield prospect to a suddenly-interesting Double-A hitter to a mashing slugger and Arizona Fall League MVP. He’s done as much as a player can do in a single year to raise his prospect stock.

And that still wasn’t enough for him.

The 22-year-old is now playing in the winter league in Puerto Rico, and Velazquez slid himself into the league’s home run derby today. Which, naturally, he won:


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