Prodigious Power Hitting Prospect Heads To Japan

An Arizona Diamondbacks prospect who launched a record-setting 527-foot home run this season is taking his prodigious power to Japan. 

1B/OF Leandro Cedeño has agreed to a contract with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan. He'll be guaranteed $500,000, with the chance to make another $350K in incentives, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman.

Cedeño is best known for absolutely destroying a ball this season in Double-A. 

His 527-foot blast traveled farther than any MLB home run hit during the Statcast era, which dates to 2015. It also highlighted a 32 HR, 103 RBI minor league season, in which he hit .308 with a .918 OPS. Most of the damage, like the 527-footer, was done at Double-A Amarillo in the Texas League.  

The 24-year-old native of Guatire, Venezuela will now take his talents to the Nippon Professional League.