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Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:48 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Until Wednesday night there hadn't been too much to write about Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' stint in the Dominican winter league, but the Rhiner Cruz threw him a 97 mph fastball in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game.

What happened then? Watch.



Cespedes finished 1 for 4 on the night and is now 3 for 23 (.130) with six strikeouts, while being hit by a pitch as Aguilas' designated hitter.

There are plenty of questions about Cespedes, but the guy certainly has some power -- and a heck of a bat flip.

The Cubs are thought to be the leader to sign Cespedes, with the Marlins second  and the field a distant third.

H/T: Baseball America

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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:28 pm
 

Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

Who was that catcher doing the splits? He looked cool.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:59 pm
 

Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

Definately a work in progress but thats some power.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 6:50 pm
 

Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

Meaningless homerun. His team was winning and he's having a horrible winter.



Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

Love the Pujols-style bat flip at the end but this guy strikes me as an arrogant egomanic. Looks like the Cubs will have a worse version of Adam Dunn pretty soon, allowing both Chicago teams to duke it out for having the worst player in baseball.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:40 am
 

Cespedes hits first homer in Dominican Republic

3-23 with 6 k's???  hes an hispanic dave kingman.  he'll fit in a long line of cub whiffers...


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