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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI to help the Tigers take down the Indians on Monday.
Cespedes got the Tigers on the board in the first with an RBI ground rule double. He clubbed a solo home run in the third, and added a sacrifice fly to cap off a four-run fourth inning. Cespedes is currently putting up his best numbers since his rookie season, batting .308/.340/.508 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI to date. Jun 22 - 11:01 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes homered Wednesday off Jake Arrieta to plate all three of Detroit's runs against the Cubs.

He also walked once. The Tigers need to leave Cespedes in the cleanup spot after Victor Martinez returns, at least initially. He's hit .327 with four homers in 14 games there.
Jun 10 - 10:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes continued to feast on Jose Quintana in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Both of his hits came against the White Sox left-hander. Cespedes is now 8-for-12 with four homers, two doubles and nine RBI against Quintana, something DFS players may want to file away for the next time these two square off.
Jun 6 - 8:25 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Thursday's game against the A's with flu-like symptoms.

Daniel Fields replaced him in left field and in the cleanup spot. Cespedes struck out in his only at-bat. It's not clear if he'll be able to play Friday night in the Tigers' series opener against the White Sox.
Jun 4 - 1:52 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts as the Tigers fell to the Angels once again on Sunday night.

The team's offensive woes continued in this one, with Cespedes being one of the primary culprits. Without a healthy Victor Martinez in the middle of the lineup, the Tigers just haven't been able to put runs on the board, scoring a total of 14 runs over their last seven games.
May 31 - 11:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 3-2 defeat of the A's on Wednesday afternoon at Oakland's O.co Coliseum.

Cespedes drew a walk in the top of the second, singled in the top of the fourth, and then clubbed a three-run homer off A's reliever Dan Otero in the top of the fifth. All while receiving friendly applause from the Oakland fans in his old stomping ground. Cespedes is batting .291/.327/.489 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 48 games this season for Detroit.
May 27 - 6:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes reached all four times he was up Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a steal against the Brewers.

Cespedes has had three three-hit games in the last week. Unfortunately, he hasn't had any one- or two-hit games since May 12, so his .287 average isn't changing a whole lot.
May 20 - 10:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cardinals.

He bent his thumb back on a sliding catch attempt in the 10th inning of Saturday's contest, but it appears as though the ailment isn't serious. The 29-year-old outfielder is slashing .290/.307/.497 with five homers and 23 RBI in his first 37 games with the Tigers.
May 17 - 4:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes bent his left thumb back Saturday on a sliding catch attempt in the 10th inning.

It was initially called a catch, but replay showed Cespedes trapped the Matt Adams liner. He did remain in the game for the final two outs, but that might have been because the Tigers were out of outfielders. Cespedes should be considered questionable for Sunday night's series finale in St. Louis. Detroit's medical staff will probably run a range of tests.
May 16 - 8:02 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's 10-4 win over the Cardinals.

That's the player fantasy owners have been hoping to see. Cespedes cranked a solo homer in the second inning and plated two more runs with a double in the ninth. The stolen base was his first of the season while the home run was his first since April 27. He's in an excellent position to reach 100 RBI for the second straight season.
May 16 - 1:12 AM

Yoenis Cespedes doubled and hit a three-run home run in four at-bats as the Tigers edged the Twins on Monday.

Cespedes pushed the Tigers' lead to 4-0 in the first inning with a three-run blast to left-center off of Tommy Milone. The Cuban slugger had been in a bit of a rut, going 2-for-13 over his previous four games. Cespedes now has four home runs and 16 RBI along with a .303/.325/.566 triple-slash line on the season.
Apr 27 - 11:33 PM

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the eventual game-winning run with a seventh-inning single on Monday against the Yankees.

The Tigers had just tied the game at 1-1 with J.D. Martinez's RBI single, and Cespedes immediately followed up with a tie-breaking RBI single of his own. It wasn't quite as good as his two-homer, six-RBI performance on Sunday, but the Tigers will take it. The slugger is batting .302 with three home runs and 11 RBI on the season.
Apr 20 - 9:31 PM

Yoenis Cespedes ripped a grand slam and a two-run shot in Sunday's blowout victory over the White Sox.

Cespedes' slam in the first inning off of Jose Quintana got the scoring going for the Tigers and he took Quintana deep again in the third inning to pad their lead. The slugger entered the weekend without a longball but finishes it with three to go along with 10 RBI and a nice .300/.314/.600 batting line.
Apr 19 - 4:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes smacked a solo home run in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Making his first start of the season in the designated hitter spot, Cespedes took Jeff Samardzija deep with a mammoth blast in the fourth inning for his first home run as a Tiger. The former A and Red Sox is off to a fine start in the early going in his first season in Detroit, batting .302/.318/.512 with four RBI.
Apr 17 - 4:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the Tigers' season-opening defeat of the Twins on Monday afternoon at Comerica Park.

Cesepedes doubled off Phil Hughes in the bottom of the second inning and then pounced on Hughes again for a stand-up triple in the bottom of the sixth. The triple would have sailed for a home run in a large majority of MLB parks. Cespedes also made a fantastic leaping catch in left field to rob Kurt Suzuki of a home run. He's off to a terrific start with the Tigers.
Apr 6 - 3:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Tom Gorzelanny
6Alex Wilson
7Bruce Rondon
8Joe Nathan