Yoenis Céspedes

#52, LF, NY Mets
Yoenis Céspedes
  • Height:
    5-10
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    October 18, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Campechuela, Cuba
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • AVG
    .291
  • HR
    18
  • RBI
    61
  • R
    62


Player Notes
Mets acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers in exchange for RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.

Advice: The Mets whiffed on Carlos Gomez and Jay Bruce but found the bat they were looking for in Cespedes. He'll patrol left field in New York and should provide a much-needed jolt to the Mets' lineup.

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports that the Mets have acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers.

Advice: The Tigers will receive pitching prospects Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa in return, but the Mets didn't blink in refusing to offer Zack Wheeler. Detroit pretty much had to deal Cespedes, as they're in seller mode and can't make him a qualifying offer after the season. He'll provide some much-needed thump to the Mets' lineup.

More: Bruce Levine on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are "making a push" for Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: The Mets had a deal in place for Carlos Gomez and were close on Jay Bruce, only to see both potential trades fall apart. It appears they've moved their focus to Cespedes as they seek some offensive help. It's unclear at this point what the Mets would have to give up.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels have talked with the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: The Angels have already traded for three different outfielder/designated hitter types, but Cespedes would be a much bigger bat than all of them. It's unclear how serious the discussions are at this point. The Mets have also been linked to Cespedes.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are talking to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: Talks with the Reds about Jay Bruce appear to be losing steam, so the Mets are looking at other outfielders. Rosenthal notes that Cespedes is "one of their many options," as they've also been connected to Will Venable and Rajai Davis. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Nationals "could be a possibility" for Cespedes.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
In probably his final game with the Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as Detroit prevailed 9-8 against Baltimore on Thursday.

Advice: The Tigers moved David Price and Joakim Soria, so there's no reason to stop now. Since Cespedes won't even bring back a pick this winter, he's almost certainly a goner. And he'll probably have less fantasy value wherever he ends up. Cespedes is batting .293 with 18 homers, 62 runs scored and 61 RBI this season.

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are interested in Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: The Orioles are just one game back for a Wild Card spot and could really use a bat, but they might not have enough in their farm system to outbid other contenders. They also might not be willing to give a top prospect for a rental.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have spoken to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

Advice: Morosi cautions that there is only minimal interest from the Mets at this time. With the team reportedly closing in on a deal for an outfielder, there should be a resolution soon.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Tigers were felled by the Rays on Tuesday.

Advice: Cespedes hit a solo home run off of Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning to create a 1-1 tie. He's gone deep in back-to-back games and seven times in 19 games since July 6, giving him 17 on the year with 58 RBI and a .289/.321/.500. The Tigers are four games under .500 with less than three days remaining until the trade deadline. Cespedes remains a candidate to be moved in a trade.

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run, accounting for all of the Tigers' offense in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Advice: Cespedes got the Tigers on the board with a solo home run off of Nate Karns in the seventh inning to make it 3-1, then added an RBI single in the eighth. The Tigers weren't doing much else offensively. Cespedes has put together a fine season, batting .287/.319/.492 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI. He could be wearing a new uniform by Saturday.

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld

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Head-to-head vs. Washington

Head-to-head vs. Washington
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Was 4 15 4 3 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 .200 .294 .400 .694
Home (this year) 53 201 27 54 13 2 5 25 12 41 2 1 .269 .306 .428 .733
Night (this year) 61 235 33 63 15 1 12 38 12 52 2 2 .268 .303 .494 .796
Last game vs. Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug 1 Was W 3-2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Changed team from Det to NYM
Jul 30 @Bal W 9-8 5 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .293 .323 .506 .829
Jul 29 @TB W 2-1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .320 .497 .817
Jul 28 @TB L 2-10 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .289 .321 .500 .821
Jul 27 @TB L 2-5 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .287 .319 .492 .811
Jul 26 @Bos L 1-11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .285 .317 .484 .802
Jul 25 @Bos W 5-1 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .319 .488 .808
Jul 24 @Bos L 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .288 .320 .483 .803
Jul 23 Sea L 2-3 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .291 .322 .488 .810
Jul 22 Sea W 9-4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .289 .319 .486 .805
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 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Totals 519 2022 295 543 110 17 89 323 135 455 33 17 .269 .317 .472 .789
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 1 LF 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 450 LF 434 3835 875 937 44 18 2 .981