Henry Urrutia crushed a baseball

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Henry Urrutia, who had a cup of tea with the big league squad this summer – and who was mostly known for seeing-eye singles through the hole at shortstop – looks to be developing some power in the Arizona Fall League.

Urrutia, 26, hit .276 in 58 plate appearances for the Birds in 2013, but his lack of power casts some doubt on his potential future as a full-time designated hitter. Only one of his 16 big league hits went for extra bases (a triple), and he slugged just .310.

However, he flashed some power for AAA Norfolk, where he had an OPS of .983, with 16 doubles and seven home runs in 200 AB. So the potential seems to be there.

Yesterday, that potential was on full display, as Urrutia absolutely CRUSHED a ball in the Arizona Fall League. Playing at Salt River for the Surprise Saguaros, the Cuban defector hit a grand slam ONTO the batter’s eye in center field.

Per Wikipedia, Salt River Field at Talking Stick absolutely has major league dimensions, measuring 410 feet to centerfield (where Urrutia hit this one).

Keep bashing, Henry. O’s fans will spend the rest of the winter dreaming of you and Crush Davis going back-to-back onto the Center Field Bar at OPACY (Though Buck’s left-right-left insistence might prevent that exact scenario).

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RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek’s work has...more

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