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Wily Mo Pena still has plenty of power

Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:13 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 3:22 pm
By Matt Snyder

Remember Wily Mo Pena? He hit 77 home runs from 2002-2008 in the majors, including 26 for the Reds in 2004 -- in only 336 at-bats, mind you -- as a 22 year old. He's only 29 now and is playing for Triple-A Reno, a Diamondbacks affiliate. And he still has every bit of that prodigious power.

Wednesday night, he absolutely obliterated a pitch deep into the Reno night. It cleared everything, including a large advertising board in left-center field, and it appeared to go over a building.

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The homer was Pena's 21st of the season, in his 59th game. He's hitting .356 with a 1.170 OPS and also has 62 RBI, 48 runs, 16 doubles and three triples. Someone's got to give him another shot in the majors, right? If not the D-Backs this season, someone else. He's not even 30, and he's just destroying Triple-A. Sure, it's the hitter-friendly PCL, but that kind of power doesn't need thin air to leave the yard.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:15 pm

Wily Mo Pena still has plenty of power

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:46 pm

Wily Mo Pena still has plenty of power

Wily Mo Pena has had a substantial MLB sample size....and he never recognized a single slider...he thought they were all fastballs...and he can't catch rain, if he used Florida as a glove.  

Is he DH'ing and has hit 21 fastballs ahead in the count, against not ready for MLB pitching, in a little league launching pad ?

Uhmm hmmm....THAT'S why he's not in MLB. There are 20 years olds that can do better, and they'll take less money, play longer, and do more.

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