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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It will be interesting to compare his Statcast averages after there's a bigger sample size.

Right now (24 HIP) --

Avg exit velo: 94.52

Avg distance: 249.24

Avg gen velo: 4.67

Avg launch angle: 25.18

Avg height: 76.97

Bonds-worthy, I'm guessing.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 12 '17

Three homers tonight.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 12 '17

Conclusion of Kepner's piece about the WBC in the Sunday Times...

The 2013 runner-up, Puerto Rico, has Javier Baez, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Correa, Edwin Diaz, Francisco Lindor and Yadier Molina. Venezuela looks strong, too, with Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Alcides Escobar, Felix Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, Ender Inciarte, Victor Martinez, Salvador Perez and Francisco Rodriguez.

So there are lots of stars. There are old friends, like Chien-Ming Wang of Taiwan and China’s Bruce Chen. And there are curiosities, like Yoenis Cespedes’s younger brother, Yoelqui, of Cuba.

Baseball will return to the Olympics in 2020, but stopping the Major League Baseball season to send players there disrupts the flow of the schedule and the routine of pitchers. Baseball is meant to be enjoyed every day, and pitchers, again, are unlike any other athlete in team sports. Shutting down almost all of them for an extended period at midseason is not a risk worth taking.

But without an enthusiastic commitment from so many of baseball’s most marketable stars, the tournament will always lack widespread legitimacy. It is a fun event, an intriguing diversion from the tedium of spring training, a nice little kick-start to the season. It is not much more than that.

For an international spectacle, this timing and format are probably the only ones that work. Energizing fans worldwide is a progressive, noble effort, and perhaps some young viewers will be inspired to play or follow the game. For a sport often shortsighted about its long-term health — it has refused to hold a World Series game in the daytime, when children can watch to the final out, since 1987 — there is plenty of good that can come from this.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 6 '17

Tyler Kepner, touring the majors as teams head to spring training, asking himself at each stop is the window of opportunity open, opening, closing or closed?

At his first local stop:

Mets: OPEN

The Mets still seem rather tentative, retaining Yoenis Cespedes but mostly
just hoping to win with the same group of mismatched position players
and star-crossed pitchers that captured a wild card last year. If the
starters stay healthy, the Mets have a good chance to reclaim the
National League East. The hard part comes when those pitchers start to
get too expensive. That hasn’t happened yet, so enjoy this while it lasts.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 12 '17

Signed with the Mets in late November for four years and $112 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '16