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2014 Avg.
.236
 
Career Avg.
.263
Name  Yoenis Cespedes
Born  10/18/1985
Height  5-10
Weight  210
Number  52
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/13/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes blasted a two-run home run Sunday at Seattle.
Insight: Cespedes took a step back last year, going from a .292 average and an .861 OPS in 2012 to a .240 average and a .736 OPS in 2013. Through 12 games in 2014, he's batting .234 but has two home runs and nine RBI.
 
10/4/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) was throwing on Thursday and is now expected to play left field in Friday's ALDS series opener against Detroit.
Insight: At worst, Cespedes would be the DH, so his bat will be in the lineup either way. The outfielder's September was his best month this season as he batted .314 with six homers, 19 RBI and a .907 OPS. He's 0-for-2 with two walks versus Tigers Game 1 starter Max Scherzer.
 
10/1/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) took batting practice Tuesday and thinks he'll play Friday in Game 1 of the ALDS against Detroit, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Cespedes had his best month of the season in September despite battling a shoulder injury. He hit .314 with six homers, 19 RBI and a .907 OPS during the month and .240 with 26 homers, 80 RBI and a .737 OPS on the year.
 
9/29/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will sit out Sunday's regular season finale because of a sore shoulder.
Insight: He'll have about three or four days to heal up before the A's host Detroit in the ALDS. Cespedes will finish the regular season with a career-high 26 HR in 135 games.
 
9/28/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is doubtful for Sunday's game against Texas. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He missed Saturday's game with a shoulder injury. Cespedes (.240, 26 HR, 80 RBI) has missed 26 games due to injury this season.
 
9/28/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Cespedes left Friday's game after aggravating his shoulder injury on a swing. He'll probably miss Sunday's game as well.
 
Hot9/24/2013 1:17:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes tested his throwing shoulder on Monday and could start playing games in the outfield again.
Insight: For fantasy owners it doesn't really matter whether he plays the outfield or DH, just that his bat is in the lineup. His September (.338, 6 HR, 19 RBI) was the most productive month of the season.
 
Hot9/21/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went yard Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Cespedes, who will likely DH for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury, went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs in the game. September has been Cespedes' best month this season, as he has hit .361 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 18 games. He batted .237 or lower in each of the previous five months.
 
9/20/2013 6:28:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday night.
Insight: Cespedes (.243, 24 HR, 76 RBI) is serving as the DH Friday and is likely to do that going forward while he deals with a shoulder injury that required a cortisone shot.
 
9/20/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes didn't play Thursday against Minnesota and is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota after getting a cortisone shot.
Insight: Cespedes (.243, 24 HR, 76 RBI) is likely to DH instead of playing in the outfield for a few more days when he returns which the team hopes will be on Friday.
 
9/19/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes won't play Thursday against Minnesota. SOURCE: John Hickey, Contra Costa Times
Insight: Cespedes (.243, 24 HR, 76 RBI) received a cortisone injection in his shoulder earlier today. The A's are hoping to have him back for Friday's contest.
 
Hot9/17/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes' MRI revealed tendinitis but no tear in his right shoulder, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Insight: Cespedes will continue to play, mostly at DH. He's hitting .389 with three homers, 13 RBI and a 1.051 OPS in 14 games this month.
 
9/16/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has returned to the starting lineup.
Insight: Cespedes got dinged up over the weekend but he's feeling better and will bat cleanup Monday against Los Angeles. By now, fantasy owners know what to expect from Cespedes: big power numbers (21 HR) with a low contact rate (.241 AVG, 127 K's).
 
9/16/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is questionable for Monday's game against the Angels due to right shoulder soreness.
Insight: Cespedes hurt himself diving for a ball in left field recently and will get an MRI on Monday. For the season he's batting .241 with 23 HR and 74 RBI, but his OPS has dropped from 861 last season to .738 this season.
 
9/15/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to right shoulder soreness, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Cespedes hurt himself diving for a ball in left field recently and it might be a while before he's pain-free. He'll undergo an MRI, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
 
9/13/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is 4-for-14 with three home runs versus lefty Derek Holland.
Insight: Cespedes had a huge second half last season and again this year posted better after the All-Star break numbers (.274, .781 OPS) than early season (.225, .713 OPS).
 
Hot9/7/2013 9:18:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has picked up 11 hits and two home runs in 28 at-bats this month.
Insight: Cespedes entered September with a .226 average and a .704 OPS. He's up to .236 and .723 after this recent stretch. A strong final month will help his draft stock next season after a mostly miserable 2013.
 
9/2/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has hit .243 with six homers since the All-Star break.
Insight: Those are disappointing results for a player who struggled in the first half but put on a great show in winning the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break and possesses All-Star potential. After going 2-for-4 with a round-tripper Monday, Cespedes is batting .231 with 21 homers, 62 RBI and a .716 OPS this season.
 
8/21/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has a career .400 batting average with three homers against Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Last year Cespedes had a huge second half with 14 HR and a .909 OPS in his final 75 games, but that hasn't materialized this time around. He's only been slightly improved over the first half posting a .240 batting average with five homers and 15 RBI in 26 games.
 
Hot8/3/2013 4:42:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes homered in his first at-bat against Matt Garza on Saturday, his second home run in five days - he's warming up.
Insight: This, after he went 25 games without reaching the seats. He's 9-for-24 (.375) over his last five games plus one at-bats. Time to hop on board the Cespedes train. Last year he had a huge second half with 14 HR and a .909 OPS in his final 75 games.
 

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