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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yoenis Cespedes finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer as the Mets defeated the Phillies 9-4 on Wednesday.
Cespedes hit his home run in the eighth inning off of Colton Murray when the Mets were already leading 8-4. He's homered in back-to-back games and now has 10 since joining the Mets. Overall, Cespedes has 28 home runs and 87 RBI in what has been a career year for the 29-year-old. Sep 2 - 10:20 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes homered in the Mets' loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

Cespedes struck out on high fastballs in his first two at-bats against Aaron Harang. He didn't miss a high fastball in his third AB, sending it well beyond the left field fence at Citi Field to reduce the Mets' deficit to 6-4 in the fifth inning. He finished 2-for-4 with a triple on the night. Cespedes is now batting .282/.336/.581 with nine home runs, 25 RBI, and 22 runs scored as a Met.
Sep 1 - 10:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup on Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Michael Cuddyer is in left field and Juan Lagares is in center for the Mets.
Aug 30 - 10:52 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run as the Mets took down the Phillies on Tuesday to win their fifth consecutive game.

The Mets hit eight home runs on Monday and it appeared they were going to give the fans in Philadelphia an encore performance when Yoenis Cespedes belted a Jerome Williams offering to right-center for a two-run home run in the first inning. But it was the Mets' only homer of the evening. The outfielder has gone yard five times in his last five games, now with 25 on the season along with 81 RBI. Cespedes is batting .306/.346/.582 as a Met.
Aug 25 - 11:34 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit the Mets' eighth home run in Monday's slaughtering of the Phillies, helping set a franchise record.

The Mets hit seven home runs through the first six innings and needed one more to set a franchise record. It wouldn't happen until Yoenis Cespedes drove a two-run home run off of the facing of the second deck in left field at Citizens Bank Park. Cespedes has been exactly what the Mets needed as he's homered six times and knocked in 18 runs in 21 games since coming over from the Tigers.
Aug 24 - 11:32 PM

Yoenis Cespedes filled up the box score in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rockies, going 5-for-6 with three home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored, and a stolen base.

It was the Yoenis Cespedes Show in Colorado. He launched a grand slam in the second inning before adding a solo shot in the fourth and a two-run blast in the sixth. It was the first three-homer game of his career. He's just the fifth player in MLB history to amass five hits, three home runs, five runs scored, and seven RBI in the same game, joining Walker Cooper (1949), Gil Hodges (1950), Joe Adcock (1954), and Shawn Green (2002). The Mets' big acquisition at the trade deadline is paying off.
Aug 22 - 1:07 AM

Yoenis Cespedes will be limited to DH duties Wednesday against the Orioles because of a sore shoulder.

Cespedes isn't even getting treatment on the shoulder, so it should be nothing. The 29-year-old is 19-for-69 (.275) with two home runs, five doubles, and eight RBI in 16 games since being traded from the Tigers to the Mets.
Aug 19 - 4:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's 10-inning, 3-2 loss to the Pirates.

Cespedes hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. The bomb was his second in the last three games and he's now launched an even 20 homers between the Tigers and Mets. His personal best for dingers in a season came in 2013 when he hit 26, so that number is certainly within reach. He's hitting a nice .304/.316/.500 over 56 at-bats for his new squad.
Aug 14 - 11:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes will bat second Tuesday against the Marlins.

Cespedes batted third in his first three games with the Mets, but Terry Collins has moved him up a spot in the order against left-hander Brad Hand. Juan Uribe is batting third while Lucas Duda will hit cleanup and Travis d'Arnaud will bat fifth.

Yoenis Cespedes plated four runs, doubling three times in five at-bats on Monday as the Mets routed the Nationals.

Cespedes had only one hit in eight plate appearances since joining the Mets, but broke out on Monday. He doubled in a pair of runs in the fifth inning and later scored, then added another two-run two-bagger in the sixth before coming home on a wild pitch. The Mets are now in first place ahead of the Nationals and Cespedes should provide plenty more offense for them down the stretch.
Aug 3 - 10:17 PM

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

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.
Jul 31 - 5:35 PM

Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports that the Mets have acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers.

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.
Jul 31 - 3:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are "making a push" for Yoenis Cespedes.

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.
Jul 31 - 2:20 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels have talked with the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

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.
Jul 31 - 2:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are talking to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

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.
Jul 31 - 1:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia