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Yoenis Cespedes

31-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2016 Stats

AVG

.280

HR

31

RBI

86

R

72

SB

3

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Cuban slugger is coming off a pair of outstanding seasons, though 2016 was hampered by a lingering groin injury which eventually required a short visit to the DL in early August. That didn't stop ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/10/1985   BORN: Campechuela, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yoenis Cespedes Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $110 million deal with the Mets in November of 2016.

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Cespedes hit his fourth home run of the spring, a solo shot, in Friday's split-squad game against the Astros.

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Yoenis Cespedes Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 26 AAA SAC 3 11 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .455 .333 .788
2012 26 MAJ OAK 129 540 487 70 142 53 25 5 23 82 16 4 43 102 0 3 7 .292 .356 .505 .861
2013 27 AAA SAC 3 11 9 5 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .333 .455 .667 1.122
2013 27 MAJ OAK 135 574 529 74 127 51 21 4 26 80 7 7 37 137 0 3 5 .240 .294 .442 .736
2014 28 MAJ OAK 101 432 399 62 102 46 26 3 17 67 3 2 28 80 0 4 1 .256 .303 .464 .767
2014 28 MAJ BOS 51 213 201 27 54 18 10 3 5 33 4 0 7 48 0 3 2 .269 .296 .423 .719
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ OAK/BOS 152 645 600 89 156 64 36 6 22 100 7 2 35 128 0 7 3 .260 .301 .450 .751
2015 29 MAJ DET 102 427 403 62 118 48 28 2 18 61 3 4 19 87 0 4 1 .293 .323 .506 .829
2015 29 MAJ NYM 57 249 230 39 66 35 14 4 17 44 4 1 14 54 0 1 4 .287 .337 .604 .941
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/NYM 159 676 633 101 184 83 42 6 35 105 7 5 33 141 0 5 5 .291 .328 .542 .870
2016 30 A+ ST. 3 9 9 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .555
2016 30 MAJ NYM 132 543 479 72 134 57 25 1 31 86 3 1 51 108 0 6 7 .280 .354 .530 .884
2017 Spring Training 31   NYM 14 40 35 11 15 6 1 0 5 10 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 .429 .475 .886 1.361
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3-Year Averages     147 620 570 87 158 67 34 4 29 97 5 2 39 125 0 6 5 .277 .326 .504 .829
Career  (View All)     707 2,978 2,728 406 743 308 149 22 137 453 40 19 199 616 0 24 27 .272 .325 .494 .819

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Yoenis Cespedes Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Phi Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .354 .530 .884
Sep. 30 @Phi 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .357 .536 .893
Sep. 28 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .358 .538 .896
Sep. 27 @Mia 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .357 .541 .898
Sep. 26 @Mia 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .355 .536 .891
Sep. 25 Phi 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .358 .541 .899
Sep. 24 Phi 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .358 .545 .903
Sep. 23 Phi 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .357 .545 .902
Sep. 22 Phi 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .357 .546 .903
Sep. 21 Atl 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283 .353 .542 .895
Sep. 20 Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .284 .354 .543 .897
Sep. 19 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .356 .548 .904
Sep. 18 Min 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .359 .553 .912
Sep. 17 Min 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .357 .551 .908
Sep. 16 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .357 .554 .911
Sep. 14 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .358 .557 .915
Sep. 13 @Was 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .359 .561 .920
Sep. 12 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .291 .361 .566 .927
Sep. 11 @Atl 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .363 .568 .931
Sep. 10 @Atl 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .362 .564 .926
Sep. 9 @Atl 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .294 .364 .561 .925
Sep. 7 @Cin 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .364 .562 .926
Sep. 6 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .366 .564 .930
Sep. 5 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 4 Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .365 .559 .924
Sep. 3 Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .366 .563 .929
Sep. 2 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .365 .564 .929
Sep. 1 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .369 .570 .939
Aug. 31 Mia 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .369 .572 .941
Last 7 Games 24 5 3 0 0 1 3 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .276 .250 .526
Last 14 Games 49 8 10 4 0 1 5 6 9 1 0 3 2 0 .204 .317 .347 .664
Last 30 Games 106 16 24 5 0 4 18 11 17 1 0 3 2 1 .226 .311 .387 .698

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 122 80 63 4
2015 153 134 40 3
2014 127 125 9 22
2013 108 94 18 27
2012 102 56 48 26

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Yoenis Cespedes Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201685176161.341.6241.081
2015139178250.223.439.736
2014141247171.199.397.666

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163945525702.266.510.839
20154948427807.310.571.909
20144596515836.279.466.777

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162303614402.287.522.888
20152963610323.257.449.750
20142864813493.252.448.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162493617461.273.538.880
20153376525734.320.623.976
2014314419514.268.452.752
Yoenis Cespedes Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 26 AAA SAC 11 9 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 89% .375 .000
2012 26 MAJ OAK 540 487 8% 18.9% 0.42 79% .329 .213
2013 27 AAA SAC 11 9 18.2% 27.3% 0.67 67% .400 .334
2013 27 MAJ OAK 574 529 6.4% 23.9% 0.27 74% .276 .202
2014 28 MAJ OAK 432 399 6.5% 18.5% 0.35 80% .281 .208
2014 28 MAJ BOS 213 201 3.3% 22.5% 0.15 76% .331 .154
2014  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ OAK/BOS 645 600 5.4% 19.8% 0.27 79% .298 .190
2015 29 MAJ DET 427 403 4.4% 20.4% 0.22 78% .336 .213
2015 29 MAJ NYM 249 230 5.6% 21.7% 0.26 77% .308 .317
2015  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/NYM 676 633 4.9% 20.9% 0.23 78% .326 .251
2016 30 A+ ST. 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .286 .111
2016 30 MAJ NYM 543 479 9.4% 19.9% 0.47 77% .303 .250
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3-Year Averages     620 570 6.3% 20.2% 0.31 78% .310 .227
Career     2,978 2,728 6.7% 20.7% 0.32 77% .307 .222

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Yoenis Cespedes Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 865.7 11 197 8 11 446 8 290 4
2015 LF 156.7 6 39 4 6 100 2 24 -1
2015 CF 312.3 -8 86 -5 -8 127 -5 76 -1
2016 LF 550.7 -1 137 -2 -1 276 -1 74 -1
2016 CF 495.3 -10 124 -9 -10 262 -3 106 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 2 4 2 0 0 6 -1 6 0 11
2015 LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
2015 CF 0 -3 -2 0 0 0 0 -4 0 -4
2016 LF 1 -3 0 0 0 3 2 -1 0 4
2016 CF -4 -4 -1 0 0 0 0 -7 0 -7

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2016 Stat Review for Yoenis Cespedes    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
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9.4% BB Rate
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19.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.884 OPS
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.354 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.280 AVG
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.303 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.530 SLG
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.250 ISO
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Yoenis Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cespedes went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, his third blast of the spring, in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

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Cespedes (hip) will bat third in the order and play left field in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

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Cespedes left Sunday's Grapefruit League game with tightness in his hip and quad muscles, The New York Daily News reports. "He thought his quad, hip was starting to tighten up a little bit, I am sure due to the wind," manager Terry Collins said. "We did baserunning stuff this morning, might have tightened up. So I got him out of there. Doctors looked at him and said he's just fine."

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Cespedes has been working hard in the offseason to strengthen his lower body and avoid a repeat of the quad injury that limited him in the second half of 2016, The NY Post reports. "I've really been concentrating on my legs so I can work from the ground up,'' Cespedes said earlier this week. "I am the only one who knew how much pain I was in [last season]. I was trying to mask it, trying to play through it and do as much as I could to help the team. After the games I was icing to try to be on the field as much as I could.''

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Core Strength! Cespedes cooked up his numbers to another level in 2015 with an elite fantasy season, finishing ninth overall in offensive value and as the sixth best outfielder. He’s never going to be a patient hitter, but as long as he makes league-average contact and continues to crush the ball, fantasy owners won’t care. He had a career-best .323 BABIP because he also was among the league leaders in hard contact, so a decline in that area could bring his average back down to the league average instead of well above it. He picked the perfect time to have a career year, but ultimately settled for about half of what he was looking for initially in free agency, returning to the Mets on a three-year deal. His contract includes an opt-out after one year, though, so Cespedes should be highly motivated to try to repeat his 2015 campaign. Invest in full.

2015

Cespedes split the 2014 season between Oakland and Boston, playing his final 51 games for the Red Sox. His final numbers indicate what was expected of him -- a middle of the order bat who doesn’t get on base at a great clip. He stayed healthy and had his first 100-RBI season and played 152 games. Defensively, he struggled in Boston while attempting to adjust to playing in front of the Green Monster. With only one year remaining on his contract, Cespedes was traded to the Tigers in December for Rick Porcello. He'll take over as the starting left fielder in Detroit, with the potential to sustain his improved RBI count in the heart of a strong Tigers lineup.

2014

Cespedes continues to be a mix of amazing and frustrating at the same time. He can make plays on both offense and defense that convince scouts and fans than he is on the verge of superstar status, but he hasn't been able to put it all together to this point. Cespedes hit 26 home runs in just 135 games, but his stolen bases dropped into the single digits. Cespedes carried a .240 batting average on the year and put up an average over .240 in only one month of the season, when he closed out the year by hitting .314 in September. Cespedes clearly has a ton of power and natural talent, but he needs to avoid minor injuries -- he has missed over 25 games in each of his first two seasons -- to even approach the lofty expectations set for him. He also needs to learn how to hit while behind in the count, as he was utterly miserable with two strikes on him, slashing .130/.175/.216 in at-bats that reached a two-strike count.

2013

Cespedes was everything the A's hoped for and more after they signed the Cuban defector to a four-year, $36 million deal. Most reports out of spring training indicated he would likely need some seasoning in the minors, but he was in the starting lineup for the A's on Opening Night. He showed a diverse skill set including power and speed (23 homers and 16 steals) as well as showing off an absolute cannon in the outfield. He did have a number of nagging injuries during the year that kept him out of the lineup for approximately 30 games. Cespedes is locked into a middle of the order lineup spot for the A's and with a year under his belt, the sky is the limit for Cespedes as a player entering his second MLB season.

2012

Cespedes defected from Cuba last summer and tied the single-season home run record in the Serie Nacional (Cuba's top league) with 33 in 90 games in 2010-11. He played on Cuba's 2009 World Baseball Classic team. He may be the most high-profile hitter to come out of Cuba in the past few years and is being marketed as a center fielder with power. At age 26 (according to him), he's also younger than most players coming from Cuba or Japan. After signing a four-year, $36 million deal with Oakland in February, Cespedes could be a starter in the outfield for the A's from Day 1.