Found February 23, 2013 on
Bush League Chronicle:
Your browser does not support iframes.How good is Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes? Good enough to smack a home run with a weighted donut still on the barrel of his bat.The Cuban native reportedly told A's manager Bob Melvin on Saturday that he was going to hit a homer off of him with the donut still on the bat. As you can see, the 27-year-old marveled spectators by doing just that during a batting practice session.For those who may not be aware, a donut is used by hitters to add extra assistance for swing practice, which usually takes place in the on-deck circle, not in the batter's box. However, Cespedes obviously went against the grain to prove a point: the guy possesses tremendous power and bat speed.Cespedes is entering his second season in the bigs. He smashed 23 homers in his debut season last year and finished second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.
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In case you had any doubts about the power of Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, you might want to check out this clip of Cespedes hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin.
Cespedes left a batting donut (a weight used to help hitters improve their swing) on his bat and proceeded to hit one out during batting practice:
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Have any doubts about how strong the Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes is or how much power he has as a hitter? You won't after you watch this video of him hitting a home run with a donut (not the food kind) on his bat:
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As MLB.Com explains (and as anybody that's played baseball competitively knows): "A donut is...
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