Cespedes
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.262
HR
9
RBI
29
R
20
SB
3
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The injuries to the Mets' pitching staff were most responsible for the team's plight in 2017, but Cespedes' absence from the heart of the order for half the season due to a recurring upper-leg injury certainly didn't go unnoticed. With an .892 OPS over 321 plate appearances... read more
The injuries to the Mets' pitching staff were most responsible for the team's plight in 2017, but Cespedes' absence from the heart of the order for half the season due to a recurring upper-leg injury certainly didn't go unnoticed. With an .892 OPS over 321 plate appearances, Cespedes looked like his usual self when he was able to take the field, but now entering his age-32 campaign and coming off back-to-back seasons that were interrupted by lower-body issues, it has become increasingly difficult to justify spending an early-round draft pick on the outfielder. Since Cespedes doesn't offer much help in steals, his value is more power-dependent than others at his position likely to come off the board around the same range, putting an even greater onus on him to stay healthy. While Cespedes' upside is clear -- look no further than his 2015 campaign for the four-category excellence he's capable of offering -- the age- and injury-related risk he carries needs to be taken into account.
STATUS: 60-Day DL    INJURY: Heel    RETURN DATE: May 1,2019   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 10/10/1985    Drafted: 2012Show Contract
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Yoenis Cespedes Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $110 million contract with the Mets in November of 2016.
To undergo surgery Thursday
OFNew York Mets
Heel
August 1, 2018
Cespedes will undergo a procedure to removed bone calcification in his right heel Thursday.
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2018 Stat Review for Yoenis Cespedes
0.26 BB/K
POOR
8.3 % BB Rate
AVERAGE
31.9 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.821 OPS
GOOD
0.325 OBP
WEAK
0.262 AVG
WEAK
0.333 BABIP
HIGH
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Catcher
  1. 1. DevinD. Mesoraco (R)
  2. 2. KevinK. Plawecki (R)
  3. X. TravisT. d'Arnaud (R) 60-Day DL
First Baseman
  1. 1. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  2. 2. ToddT. Frazier (R)
  3. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. JoseJ. Bautista (R)
  5. 4. KevinK. Plawecki (R)
  6. X. JayJ. Bruce (L) 10-Day DL
  7. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
  8. X. YoenisY. Cespedes (R) 60-Day DL
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JeffJ. McNeil (L)
  2. 2. JoseJ. Reyes (S)
  3. 3. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  4. 4. JackJ. Reinheimer (R)
  5. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  6. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. ToddT. Frazier (R)
  2. 2. JoseJ. Reyes (S)
  3. 3. JeffJ. McNeil (L)
  4. X. PhillipP. Evans (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 4. JoseJ. Bautista (R)
  6. 5. WilmerW. Flores (R)
  7. 6. JackJ. Reinheimer (R)
  8. X. T.J.T. Rivera (R) 60-Day DL
  9. X. DavidD. Wright (R) 60-Day DL
  10. X. TravisT. d'Arnaud (R) 60-Day DL
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  1. Yoenis Cespedes 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Yoenis Cespedes 2017 Preseason 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 Cespedes from topping the 30-homer mark for the second straight season. He also exhibited more patience, walking nine percent of the time, a new career high. Cespedes' game still revolves around swinging as hard as he can in case he happens to make contact, something he's done at a steady 77-79 percent clip the last three years -- not great but acceptable in today's higher strikeout climate. The only thing keeping Cespedes from elite status is a lack of steals as players that can chip in 10 or so along with pop are more highly sought after. Still, Cespedes is easily a top-40 player so be ready to pony up on draft day.
  3. Yoenis Cespedes 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Yoenis Cespedes 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Yoenis Cespedes 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Yoenis Cespedes 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Yoenis Cespedes 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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To undergo surgery Thursday
OFNew York Mets
Heel
August 1, 2018
Cespedes will undergo a procedure to removed bone calcification in his right heel Thursday.
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Shifts to 60-day DL
OFNew York Mets
Heel
July 31, 2018
Cespedes (heel) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
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To undergo season-ending surgery
OFNew York Mets
Heel
July 25, 2018
Cespedes will undergo season-ending surgery on both heels, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on DL, awaiting second opinion
OFNew York Mets
Heel
July 24, 2018
Cespedes (heel) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.
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Still out Tuesday, DL stint likely
OFNew York Mets
Heel
July 24, 2018
Cespedes (heel) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.
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