Small change proves big for Nelson Cruz

Updated: April 8, 2010, 8:12 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Josh Hamilton owns national renown for power because of the incredible display he put on in the Home Run Derby. But Nelson Cruz, his teammate with the Texas Rangers, can match him for pure power, as Texas general manager Jon Daniels noted Tuesday.

In batting practice, Daniels said, Cruz hits the ball over the batter's eye in center field "with regularity. "He's unbelievably strong. It's freakish power."

Cruz and Hamilton are so daunting in batting practice that the ...

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