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MLB: Cuban prospect hit the longest home run this weekend so far this season

Cuban Pedro León is the Houston Astros' 27th prospect.

The Houston Astros' number 27 prospect, the Cuban guyPedro Manuel León Fernández has added one more attribute to his outstanding time in the Minor Leagues for Triple-A Sugar Land, by hitting the longest home run so far this season in the Major Leagues or at any of the Minor League levels.

“A swing of the bat has made his strong start that much more impressive,” the site said.Minor League Baseball when commenting onLeón's full return hit that reached 479 feet to left field.

The connection was on a fastball up the middle of the plate from Reno Aces right-hander Chris Ellis, which had an exit velocity of 113.8 mph.

The previous record in the Minors belonged to Adrián Del Castillo (Reno, 474 feet) on April 6 and Mike Trout (Los Angeles, 473 feet) still holds the Major League lead.

According to the aforementioned source,This is not the first such long full return hit by the 25-year-old Cuban. Last season, León hit a 477-foot connection at Las Vegas Ballpark.

At the end of 2023, the outfielder became champion of the Puerto Rican winter league with Criollos de Caguas, a victory that led the representative to be present in theCaribbean Series 2024.

However, the Cuban could not attend the competition because he did not meet certain requirements to be on the team's roster.

Pedro León signed a $4 million bonus contract with the Houston Astros in 2021.

The officialization of the agreement between León and the Astros occurred in the Dominican Republic as part of the beginning of the international signing period in the Major Leagues.

The baseball player, a native of the province of Mayabeque, thus electrified the market, with the highest signature in terms of bonds, which covered almost the entire budget of the Astros, who had a cap of 5.3 million dollars for that period.

León left Cuba in October 2019, after setting a record of 15 home runs in the first 45 games with the Hurricanes of Mayabeque in the 2018 National Series.

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