Saturday, February 23, 2013

Video: Yoenis Cespedes crushes homer with donut still on bat

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.


  1. Have him spell donut. I bet he cant. Swim back to Cuba

    1. Listen Anonymous guy on here..Can u spell BURNOUT..cause thats what u are man! I walk Cespedes dog man!

    2. listen anonymous you are a big idiot for making statements like that

    3. Besides, donut is actually spelled "doughnut." But speled any way, they don't add much weight to a bat. If you've already got power, hitting a dinger off the hitting coach is not a huge accomplishment.

  2. Anonymous: Obviously you are cutting school today, so go play in the yard.

  3. Anunamiss,

    Unless you are a Native-American, your "four bears" came to this country as immigrants. Most likely, most of your relatives went to Australia, which was the place that England sent criminals and other flotsam from the scum at the top of the gene pool and what was left when they drain the swamps.