The A's and the rest of the league are finally seeing why Yoenis Cespedes was such a hot commodity over the winter. Over his last 10 games, Cespedes has only gone hitless once, while hitting .439 with five home runs and 17 RBI since the All-Star Break.
Finally healthy and starting to pick things up offensively, Cespedes has been a major reason why the A's currently find themselves sitting atop of the wild-card standings. His presence in the middle of the lineup has been beneficial not only to himself, but others around him. Without him there manning the fourth spot, Josh Reddick may not be the breakout sensation that he is and Chris Carter may have never found his groove in the majors.
However, for all that he's accomplished thus far, he is still only a footnote when it comes to Oakland rookie power hitters. The franchise is known for introducing the masses to remarkable power hitters, even if they ultimately take their talents elsewhere. Cespedes may one day become one of the best power hitters the A's have ever had, but as of now he is still being overshadowed by those who have gone on to become legends.
Here is how Yoenis Cespedes stacks up in regards to the all-time great A's power hitters.