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Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was the most-hyped baseball phenom since Dwight Gooden burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old flamethrower back in 1984. However, unlike Gooden, Harper was being touted as the “next big thing” practically from the time he was playing Little League. Thanks to the epic moonshots he hit in high school, Harper made the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was just 16 years old. Meanwhile, Doc Gooden had to wait until he was actually a successful professional baseball player before he gained his fame.
What’s my point? The phenoms are getting younger and younger. Baseball scouts and fans have always enjoyed hyping future superstars, but they weren’t always this young. At this rate, it won’t be long before we identify six-year-olds as “the next big thing.”
No, wait. We’re already there.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Spencer Conn. According to the video you’re about to watch, he hit first -pitch home runs in five consecutive at-bats—though you will notice they obviously occurred over the span of two games.
(FYI, you’re going to want to mute the hell out of the audio.)
Obviously, the team Spencer is playing against when he records his last two homers did not read the scouting report.
Seriously, though, did you see this kid’s batting stance? Look for him at the Little League World Series in five years.