Yoenis Cespedes New York Mets

Age: 34 (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
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 8yrs 826 3160 472 865 238 727 172 24 163 524 43 20 .274 .328 .498 7 21 .305 n/a
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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Yoenis Cespedes with a price of $16. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

yep. it's certainly possible that head-first sliding is more dangerous but you never really see anyone get mad about feet-first sliding injuries, which do happen.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Apr 30 '18

I have a sneaky suspicion that the 'never slide head first' crowd is using selective examples to make their point of the dangers.

Of course I've no data to prove this, but it seems like you always hear that someone shouldn't slide head first after an injury occurs, but you never hear how someone shouldn't slide feet first after an injury occurs that way.

If it really was significantly more of a risk going head first, don't you think mlb teams would have the data and breed it out of their players (investments)?

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 30 '18

Or maybe the clubs should spend a little time in training players on HOW to slide head first. I played competitive softball for many years, and was considered a good slider, and had exactly one injury sliding headfirst and one sliding feet first (the latter a serious ankle injury). (I played competitive volleyball, and learned how to dive, using my hands to cushion the contact with the floor, and then sliding on my chest, leaving my hands free to avoid tags/contact.) You do see guys wearing "gloves" after injuries -- maybe those should be more ubiquitous, even before injuries.

mike fenger mike
Apr 30 '18

Why don't teams fine players for sliding head first? You want to be an idiot, go ahead, but it's going to cost you.

They'd make a fortune, not in fines, but in the money they don't pay to players on the DL.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 29 '18

League K's up a full point from the 21.6% all-time high, to 22.6%. Gotta be decisive even now, right? Walks up from 8.6% to 9.2%, HRs down from 3.1% to 2.8%, which to me is surprisingly high given the weather, which is the worst I can remember. The whole midwest-to-east with hardly a letup. Hitting in 40 degrees with the wind howling - it's testimony that any of them can do it.

I'm not worried about Cespedes, just keep him on the field.

Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Apr 17 '18

As we wait for Colin to get back to his web development machine, it's sort of a happy accident that we have multiple rows of 2018 stats.

In this case, we see that Cespedes is whiffing at an even more feverish pace in his last seven games. His OBP has cratered.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 16 '18

When a guy starts the season hitting .208, you think "small sample size".  When he starts the season hitting .208 with a .308 BABIP - thanks to striking out on 41% of his plate appearances (not ABs, but PAs), is it legit to worry?

Then again - last year at the end of April there were 13 hitters who had racked up more than 30 K's.

This year, halfway into the month, the # 13 hitter has 21 K's already ... and there are 31 hitters with 18 or more K's.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 16 '18

Yoenis Cespedes (OF) NY-N - Mar. 2

Cespedes (shoulder) played four innings in left field and went 1-for-3 at the plate
Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Friday's game marked the first time that Cespedes has played in the outfield this spring. While he ended the 2017 season on the disabled list
with a hamstring injury, a bout of shoulder soreness has bothered him this spring... Cespedes has downplayed the severity of his sore shoulder by saying that it's an issue he routinely experiences during the early stages of spring training.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 3 '18