Aflac All-American Game

Lindor blasts way to HR Derby Championship
8/16/2010 12:50:14 AM

Francisco Lindor won today’s Home Run Derby at the Aflac All american Game at Petco Park in San Diego.  Petco is generally considered one of if not the very hardest parks in the Major Leagues to hit home runs.  Lindor blasted four out including one that was measured at 390 feet. Lindoe also hit the most (4) at Cunningham Field ( U of san Diego) in the first round and those were hit into a very strong wind bblowing straight in.

Today’s most impressive shot was hit by Travis Harrison who crushed one onto the upper deck of the Western Metal Building in left field at Petco.  It was measured at well over 400 feet.

Josh Tobias, who easily won the HR contest at the PG National at Tropicana Field in June, didn’t hit any out, but did bounce one off the 401 sign in left centerfield.

Chistian Lopes hit a couple, but fell short of Lindors total.

BTW, Lindor has been the most impressive player here all week.  He features true MLB shortstop tools and actions and squares the ball up from both sides of the plate.  He made a play in tonights game that some MLB shortstops can’t make.

Far from the favorite to win the HR Derby, he ran away with it.  It’s entirely possible, maybe even likely, that Lindor made a lot of money with his performance in San Diego over the past few days. He really stood out!

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