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Old 06-12-2019, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Harry Chappas View Post
Scary thing about Eloy is that he's still filling out his frame. Right now, he has a naturally strong build but not one that has been shaped by years and years of strength training and conditioning. He's only going to get stronger.

The other thing I've noticed is how absolutely effortless his swing is. I was watching last night's game and while you could tell by his reaction that he got a hold of it, it took me a moment to realize how hard it was hit because his swing was so fluid.

I also think the 462' number is off. Where it appeared to land on the fan deck would suggest it was further. I was curious about the longest HR in Sox history and was surprised that it is attributed to Avisail Garcia at 480+. I figured it'd be Borchard's blast to right or maybe one of Thome's bombs but I'm not sure if they kept track back then.
I think Frank reached the LF concourse once, maybe twice.

Was talking to a Nats fan who went to last week's games. He was surprised how big Eloy is person and noticed how he looks smaller in the batting box because of his stance.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:30 PM
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First Cordell made the Home Plate Ump a blood donor, then Eloy almost took the head off the Second Base Ump.

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Old 06-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by voodoochile View Post
Eloy is going to set the record and I won't be surprised if it happens soon. I'm also surprised that none of the "roof shots" from old Comiskey are longer than 480. Is Avisail's the GRF record or all time?
Actually if I'm not mistaken, those records are only for the Statcast era. The longest home run in Sox Park II history is 504 feet by Joe Borchard in 2004.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:56 PM
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Amen to all the hosannas for Eloy. The kid also has a personality that gives off sparks in all the right ways so far as I can tell.

I really hope someone's teaching him how to protect himself in the field, because that ankle sprain should've been a wakeup call. One of his first games back, he made the very same move but was fortunate enough to be five feet farther away from the wall. Oh, and to actually catch it.
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