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52 Yoenis Cespedes DH

New York Mets

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
8%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
312.161430
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019NYM1000000000.000.000.000
2020NYM831352421500.235.387.161

Player Updates

August 4, 2020 02:20 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Moves to restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets placed Cespedes on the restricted list Sunday after he informed the team he was opting out of the 2020 season.

The transaction opened up spots on the Mets' 30-man active roster, 40-man roster and 60-man roster pool. Before opting out, Cespedes appeared in eight games for the Mets and went 5-for-31 with two home runs and four RBI.

August 2, 2020 06:32 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Opts out of 2020 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced Sunday that Cespedes is opting out of the 2020 season for concerns related to COVID-19, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

The 34-year-old never showed up to the ballpark for Sunday's game in Atlanta, and he apparently didn't inform the Mets that he was planning to opt out until the game was already underway, according to Tim Healey of Newsday. Cespedes is set to finish the season having appeared in eight games and going 5-for-31 with two home runs and four RBI. The veteran slugger is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2020 season. Dominic Smith seems the likely candidate to take over as the Mets' primary designated hitter.

August 2, 2020 03:08 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Not at ballpark Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes didn't report to the ballpark for Sunday's game against the Braves and the team has been unable to contact him, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Cespedes was absent from Sunday's lineup for what appeared to be a standard day of rest, but there's apparently much more to the situation. The Mets have indicated he's safe but haven't provided specifics on the circumstances surrounding his absence, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

August 2, 2020 01:40 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Mets unsure of whereabouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes didn't report to the ballpark for Sunday's game against the Braves and the team has been unable to contact him, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Cespedes was absent from Sunday's lineup for what appeared to be a standard day of rest, but there's apparently much more to the situation. Hopefully the 34-year-old is physically and mentally okay, and more information should be available as the situation continues to unfold.

August 2, 2020 10:52 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.

The veteran slugger is 1-for-12 with five strikeouts over the past three games and will receive a day to reset Sunday. Cespedes has a .622 OPS with two home runs and 15 strikeouts in 34 plate appearances this season.

July 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Mashes second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

He socked his second homer of the year off Matt Barnes in the eighth inning but missed a chance to play hero in the ninth, striking out with the bases loaded in a one-run game. Cespedes is flashing his power but otherwise looks very rusty at the plate, slashing .211/.286/.526 through five games with a 1:10 BB:K.

July 27, 2020 04:00 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Receives day off Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

After blasting a home run in the Mets' Opening Day contest, Cespedes went 1-for-7 with one walk and five strikeouts over the last two games. He'll get a day off Monday with Dominic Smith taking over as the designated hitter, batting eighth.

July 24, 2020 11:28 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Homers in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win against the Braves.

Cespedes was playing in his first game in over two years after coming back from a pair of heel surgeries and a fractured ankle, but he looked like his old self as he blasted a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh inning. The home run proved to be the only run of the game in the Opening Day pitching duel. While the 34-year-old is still reportedly limited while running, Friday's performance as the designated hitter showed that he can still be a force at the plate.

July 21, 2020 07:48 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: To serve as Opening Day DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes will be the Mets' designated hitter on Opening Day, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

The game will be Cespedes' first in over two years, as he's missed time first due to a pair of heel surgeries and then due to a fractured ankle. The delayed season bought him extra time to get healthy, and while he's been told by team trainers to run at just 80 percent, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, he's considered at least healthy enough to hit. Whether or not he plays much in the field this season remains to be seen, but he'll be quite a useful bat for the Mets if he's truly healthy, as he owns a career .274/.328/.498 slash line over seven big-league seasons.

July 18, 2020 11:08 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Getting in work this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes is set to appear in both exhibition games against the Yankees this weekend, once as the designated hitter and once in left field, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

It's unlikely the veteran slugger will play the whole game in either case, but it's still an excellent sign that Cespedes is on track to be in the Opening Day lineup. Expect him to get most of his at-bats as the Mets' DH, but if Cespedes demonstrates he can handle a defensive assignment as well, it would only boost his playing time.

July 11, 2020 02:56 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Confident for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) is confident that he'll be ready for Opening Day, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Cespedes has been participating in the Mets' intrasquad games during camp while recovering from a surgically repaired ankle, and he expressed optimism Saturday that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. The 34-year-old has reached sprint speed in workouts during quarantine, but one of the main factors in his availability during the season will be his running ability.

July 10, 2020 11:52 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Goes yard in intrasquad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) crushed a home run to left field off Seth Lugo during Thursday's intrasquad game, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

While it's great to see Cespedes' bat in what appears to be midseason form, he still isn't pushing too hard when it comes to the rest of his skill set -- he didn't even attempt to trot around the bases afterwards and simply walked to the dugout. The veteran's ability to run on his surgically repaired ankle and heels will be the biggest factor in determining how much playing time he sees in 2020, either at DH or in the outfield.

July 6, 2020 11:20 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Sees action in outfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) played one inning in left field during Sunday's simulated game, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.

He was also one of the few batters to make any kind of solid contact against Jacob deGrom, though Cespedes didn't appear to be moving around at full speed on the bases or in the field. Cespedes will probably see most of his playing time this season as the Mets' designated hitter, but if he proves capable of handling defensive duties as well it gives the team another route to getting his bat in the lineup.

July 3, 2020 01:28 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Reaches sprint speed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Luis Rojas said Friday that Cespedes (ankle) reached sprint speed during his workouts in quarantine, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

GM Brodie Van Wagenen said early in the week he was "optimistic" about Cespedes being ready for Opening Day in late July, but few specifics were provided at the time. The 34-year-old has yet to arrive to the team facility, so Rojas said they'll have to wait to see him in person before potentially clearing him for full-speed baserunning. Cespedes had been taking live batting practice and shagging fly balls prior to the shutdown in March, but he had yet to begin running the bases. He's appeared in only 38 games since the start of 2018 due to an ankle fracture and heel surgeries, so once healthy he figures to be a major beneficiary of the universal designated hitter for the shortened season.

June 29, 2020 04:32 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Nearing game readiness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday that he's "optimistic" about Cespedes (ankle) being ready for game action when the team opens its season in late July, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Other than indicating that Cespedes was in better shape now than he was when spring training shut down in mid-March, Van Wagenen didn't provide many specifics regarding where the 34-year-old stands in his recovery from ankle and heel surgeries. Before MLB's hiatus, Cespedes had been able to take live batting practice and was shagging flies in the outfield, but he hadn't yet progressed to running the bases. If he's able to complete a running program over the next three weeks without any complications, Cespedes should have a decent shot at reclaiming an everyday role with the Mets. Thanks to the implementation of the universal designated hitter, Cespedes wouldn't have to play left field as frequently as he's had to in the past, which would reduce the strain on his legs.

April 12, 2020 01:20 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Could benefit from universal DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) would be the most likely candidate on the Mets to handle designated hitter duties if the DH is implemented universally during a season played entirely at spring training sites, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.

The club does have other options for the DH spot, such as Matt Adams and Dominic Smith, in a realigned Grapefruit League that would include both NL and AL franchises. The Mets would be in a division with the Astros, Cardinals, Marlins and Nationals in the most recently proposed plan, necessitating a universal DH. Not requiring Cespedes to play defense as he continues his recovery from ankle and heel surgeries while keeping his bat in the lineup would be something of a best-case scenario for the Mets. The 34-year-old wasn't yet running the bases or taking part in fielding drills when MLB suspended play, and it's not clear how ready he will be to patrol the outfield once action resumes.

March 9, 2020 02:16 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Progressing but still limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) has been hitting in simulated games and running in a straight line at full speed, but has yet to make full-speed changes of direction, David Lennon of Newsday reports.

Cespedes' right ankle evidently remains tender after it was fractured in multiple places during an encounter with a wild boar last May. He's making steady progress, but with less than three weeks remaining until Opening Day, it may be tough for him to avoid a trip to the injured list. The Mets have yet to announce their plans for the outfielder. If he does indeed miss time, more at-bats would open up for J.D. Davis in left field to begin the season.

February 23, 2020 09:04 AM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Targeting mid-March spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) is hoping to play in spring games by the middle of March, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

Cespedes has been able to hit and run early this spring, but he has not been cleared for all activities, so he will continue working out on the side for the time being. If Cespedes is able to jump into game action when he expects, he will have a shot to be ready for Opening Day.

February 21, 2020 01:36 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Running work limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Luis Rojas said Friday that Cespedes (ankle) has been limited to straight-line running and hasn't been cleared for sprints, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

The 34-year-old has apparently looked good while hitting and participating in fielding drills, but he's being brought along more slowly in running exercises. Cespedes appeared in only 38 games in 2018 and didn't see the field last season due to a pair of heel surgeries and a fractured ankle, so the cautious approach is to be expected, especially early in spring training.

February 17, 2020 02:00 PM
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Looking good in drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cespedes (ankle) looked good running and hitting Monday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

Cespedes also took part in fielding drills, though his overall participation was still limited. While it would obviously be better for him to be a full participant at the start of spring, any indications that his health is trending in the right direction are certainly a good thing for a player who's appeared in just 119 total games over the last three seasons. It remains to be seen just how big of a role the Mets can expect him to play this season.

Situational Stats
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020NYM831352421500.161.235.3870.622
2019NYM0000000000------------
2018NYM381412037929135030.262.325.4960.821
2017NYM8129146851742266101.292.352.5390.891
2016NYM1324797213431865110831.280.354.5300.884
2015NYM159633101184351053314175.291.328.5420.870
2014OAK-BOS15260089156221003512872.260.301.4500.751
2013OAK1355297412726803713777.240.294.4420.737
2012OAK12948770142238243102164.292.356.5050.861
Total83431914758701655282407424320.273.327.4970.824
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020NYM8101200101
2019NYM000000000
2018NYM38607020121
2017NYM8117215720257
2016NYM132251254607814
2015NYM159426343505514
2014OAK-BOS152366270703313
2013OAK13521423430558
2012OAK12925524630759
Total834173241586280313367
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012AAA-Sacramento River Cat391300001100.333.455.333
2013AAA-Sacramento River Cat395300142310.333.455.667
2016AFA-St. Lucie39121002--200.222.222.333
2017AFA-St. Lucie Mets261000001--00.000.143.000
2018AAX-Binghamton Rumble Po24022000----00.500.5001.000
2018ROK-GCL Mets28120013--100.250.250.625
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/225
Birthdate:
10/18/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Campechuela, Granma Province
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
8
Awards:

2015: AL Gold Glove-LF