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 resistance 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.