Yoenis Cespedes New York Mets

Age: 35 (October 18, 1985) | 5' 10" | 220lbs. | Bats: Right OF-35 LF-35 DH-1 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYM NL 2016 132 479 72 134 51 108 25 1 31 86 3 1 .280 .354 .530 9 20 .298 37/21/41 25 23
NYM A+ 2017 2 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .143 0.00 14 0 0.00 n/a
NYM NL 2017 81 291 46 85 26 61 17 2 17 42 0 1 .292 .352 .540 8 19 .316 34/16/50 13 13
NYM R 2018 2 8 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .250 .250 .625 0 13 .167 n/a
NYM AA 2018 2 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.00 0 0 .500 n/a
NYM NL 2018 38 141 20 37 13 50 6 0 9 29 3 0 .262 .325 .496 8 32 .333 30/17/53 8 7
NYM NL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
NYM NL 2020 8 31 3 5 2 15 1 0 2 4 0 0 .161 .235 .387 6 44 .214 38/19/44 -0 0
Career 9yrs 834 3191 475 870 240 742 173 24 165 528 43 20 .273 .327 .497 7 21 .305 n/a
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$16 in LABR tonight.

I think this is a crazy price, higher than his top potential.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 3 '12
Came out at the low end of Callis's range: No. 14.

"Athletics hope he works out better than their last blockbuster Cuban, Ariel Prieto."

In other words, the Billy Beane pile-on continues. Even the much more mannerly folks at Baseball America can't resist.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 24 '12
"The A's run their team in a way that will remind him of home." Beautiful, Syd.
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Feb 15 '12
Glad to hear that BA's list will be out soon. My prospect composite list is done except for BA's input.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 14 '12
In the current deadtree issue of Baseball America -- i.e., while Yoenis was still just a gleam in Billy Beane's eye -- Jim Callis gives Cespedes a prospect grade of 70/Medium. He'll be ranked somewhere between 7 and 15 in the next issue's Top 100 Prospects list.

What will make him different from every other prospect on the list -- except Yu Darvish, of course -- is that Cespedes already is what he is. The grade is a guess of how he will do on his final exam. It's not like more studying is going to help.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 14 '12
Fidel Castro has been working on his knuckleball.
Jeff Jaffee JerseyJeff
Feb 14 '12
The answer to your question, Slyke, is that the holder of the number 2 pick may rejoice in selecting Cespedes, as I will still be taking Profar.
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 14 '12
Seriously, is that the national impression of Oakland? I honestly think (having lived with 15 miles of Oakland for over 50 years) that it's like most cities in the US, with areas of poverty and areas of affluence. (Okay, the OPD does have a reputation.) But, the A's don't seem to think that the organization is especially non-player-friendly; in fact, the team seems to like the organization (apart from the trading propensity).

Agreeing that Beane isn't in the top 10% of GMs does not mean that he's the worst in the biz. Especially given the realities that are playing in Oakland and their stadium . . .
mike fenger mike
Feb 13 '12
Funny, but Toz has the first pick in our AL league...if that plays out, will Toz still take Profar???? Inquiring minds want to know!
Keith Cromer Slyke
Feb 13 '12
The 6th place team from last year rejoices in my league. Instead of taking a flier on someone with the second pick just as likely to succeed as the guy taken by the team picking 7th in my minor league draft, he now will get Jurickson Profar.


Cespedes will start in the minors and last year's 5th place team will have no choice but to select him first in the minor league draft even if he's nothing special.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 13 '12