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Juan Francisco, who once hit a HR completely out of GABP, is mashing in the Winter Leagues

Do you remember Juan Francisco? During six seasons in the Majors from 2009-14, he slashed at a subpar .236/.297/.439 rate. He hit just 48 career home runs. But, when he did hit them, he hit them farther than nearly anybody could. A one-power-tool player who might just be too strong for our world -- similar to majestic sluggers like Wily Mo Pena or Wladimir Balentien. Watch here as Francisco clears, well, everything at Great American Ball Park.


Well, as he's done in year's past, Francisco is playing in the Dominican Winter League. He hit his fourth homer of the year for Tigres del Licey on Wednesday night and leads the team in that category.

He now has 60 for his career, one off the league record. At just 30 years old, it seems he'll easily break it -- maybe even this winter.