Yoenis Céspedes

#52, CF, NY Mets
Yoenis Céspedes
  • Height:
    5-10
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    October 18, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Campechuela, Cuba
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • AVG
    .299
  • HR
    21
  • RBI
    55
  • R
    48


Player Notes
Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Advice: Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera will also take a seat against Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Michael Conforto is starting in left field and Juan Lagares is in center field in the afternoon game at Wrigley Field.

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Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Mets manager Terry Collins plans to talk to Yoenis Cespedes about whether it's a good idea for him to play center field on Tuesday.

Advice: Collins said that Cespedes moved cautiously while playing left field on Monday, so he might not want to push it with his recent quad injury. The original plan called for Michael Conforto to make the start in left field on Tuesday and slide Cespedes back over to center field, but that could change now. Stay tuned.

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Mon, Jul 18 Rotoworld
Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes will play center field on Tuesday.

Advice: Cespedes prefers to play left field, partially to protect his recent quad injury, but he'll slide over to center field on Tuesday in order to go Michael Conforto's bat in the lineup. However, the Mets don't plan to make this a regular thing. Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday that Conforto could see time in center field now that he's back from the minors. That's not an ideal alignment.

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Mon, Jul 18 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes said he'd prefer to stay in left field for the remainder of the season.

Advice: He's spent most of the year in center but returned to the lineup as a left fielder on Sunday. Cespedes won the AL Gold Glove as a left fielder last season so he has plenty of experience at the position. Left field is certainly the less taxing of the two spots and Cespedes said his quad is only about 80-90 percent right now. If Cespedes becomes a permanent fixture in left field, it will be good news for Juan Lagares and Alejandro De Aza but bad news for Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson, who have been used exclusively on the corners this year.

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Mon, Jul 18 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is back in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Advice: It will be his first start in over a week due to a strained quad. He's in left field and batting third. Travis d'Arnaud is sitting out for the Mets Sunday, as Rene Rivera is doing the catching.

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Sun, Jul 17 Rotoworld
Mets manager Terry Collins said Yoenis Cespedes (quad) was available to pinch-hit on Saturday.

Advice: Collins said he would have considered using Cespedes if the Mets had brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning. Just as he did Saturday, Cespedes will test out his hamstring before Sunday's game. Even if Cespedes doesn't return to the starting lineup on Sunday, he should be available off the bench.

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Sat, Jul 16 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Advice: It's his fourth straight absence. Cespedes did test out his hamstring before the game but obviously the Mets felt he needed another day. Juan Lagares will hold down the fort in center field and bat eighth against Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. If Cespedes doesn't show improvement soon, he could be headed to the 15-day DL.

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Sat, Jul 16 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Friday.

Advice: Cespedes hasn't played since last Friday due to a right quad strain. And if he doesn't show improvement over the next 24 hours, a 15-day disabled list stint will probably be coming. Juan Lagares is in center field on Friday night against the Phillies.

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Fri, Jul 15 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, July 25

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. STL 9 38 6 14 2 1 1 5 0 10 1 1 .368 .368 .553 .921
Home (this year) 42 142 26 43 7 0 11 29 15 40 1 1 .303 .373 .585 .957
Night (this year) 59 214 36 68 10 1 16 40 24 55 2 1 .318 .388 .598 .986
Last game vs. STL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career vs. Carlos Martínez 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 OAK 129 487 70 142 25 5 23 82 43 102 16 4 .292 .356 .505 .861
2013 OAK 135 529 74 127 21 4 26 80 37 137 7 7 .240 .294 .442 .737
2014 BOS 51 201 27 54 10 3 5 33 7 48 4 0 .269 .296 .423 .719
2014 OAK 101 399 62 102 26 3 17 67 28 80 3 2 .256 .303 .464 .767
2015 DET 102 403 62 118 28 2 18 61 19 87 3 4 .293 .323 .506 .829
2015 NYM 57 230 39 66 14 4 17 44 14 54 4 1 .287 .337 .604 .942
2016 NYM 85 304 48 91 17 1 21 55 33 80 2 1 .299 .371 .569 .940
Totals 660 2553 382 700 141 22 127 422 181 588 39 19 .274 .326 .496 .821
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2012 OAK 48 CF 46 432 128 131 3 0 0 1.000
2012 OAK 56 LF 56 468 93 102 6 3 0 .971
2013 OAK 94 LF 91 801 187 200 9 4 1 .980
2013 OAK 18 CF 16 133 37 38 1 0 0 1.000
2014 OAK 82 LF 79 710 135 150 12 3 0 .980
2014 BOS 43 LF 43 380 81 87 4 2 0 .977
2014 OAK 9 CF 3 35 9 10 0 1 0 .900
2015 DET 99 LF 99 865 204 218 9 5 1 .977
2015 NYM 40 CF 39 312 81 86 3 2 0 .977
2015 NYM 35 LF 14 156 43 44 1 0 0 1.000
2016 NYM 63 CF 61 495 115 121 5 1 0 .992
2016 NYM 37 LF 18 183 33 39 3 3 0 .923
Totals 624 LF 565 4973 1146 1226 56 24 2 .980