Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.251
 
Career Avg.
.261
Name  Yoenis Cespedes
Born  10/18/1985
Height  5-10
Weight  210
Number  52
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold7/13/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has gone 3-for-45 (.067) in July.
Insight: Cespedes entered the month with a .273 average, 38 extra-base hits (14 HR), 55 RBI and an .823 OPS, but after going 0-for-4 Sunday he'll go into the All-Star break hitting .246 with a .741 OPS.
 
7/12/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is 8-for-18 (.444) with three long balls against Seattle right-hander Hisahi Iwakuma.
Insight: Cespedes is batting .252 with 14 HR and 56 RBI and should break his career highs in both categories.
 
7/11/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: According to beat writer Susan Slusser, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Cespedes looked like he needed a day off.
 
7/2/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Cespedes missed Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury. He has 38 extra-base hits (14 HR) in 337 plate appearances this season (11.3 XBH%), a dramatic improvement over last season, when he had 51 in 574 (8.9 XBH%).
 
7/1/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's dealing with a hamstring issue hurt in Monday night's game. Cespedes has 38 extra-base hits (14 HR) in 308 at-bats this year, a dramatic improvement over last season's 51 in 529.
 
6/4/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Cespedes has 30 extra-base hits (12 HR) in 232 plate appearances this year, a dramatic improvement over last season's 51 (26 HR) in 574.
 
6/1/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a homer and five RBI Saturday against the Angels.
Insight: Cespedes has hit just .245 with a .301 on-base percentage this season, but he's slugging .500 because 28 of his 49 hits were of the extra-base variety (15 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR).
 
5/24/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes ripped three hits including his eighth home run of the season Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Cespedes hadn't homered since May 9th. He's had an up and down month of May, batting .250 over 80 at bats. The 99 RBI Cespedes is on pace for would be a career-high.
 
5/18/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes plated five runs in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Insight: That's a new career-high for the 28-year-old from Cuba. The surging A's have now won nine of ten and are leading the division by four games. Cespedes has gone 11-for-39 (.282) over that stretch.
 
5/7/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes homered Tuesday night, but he's a career .185 hitter with zero round-trippers and 10 Ks against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez.
Insight: The A's will face Hernandez Wednesday afternoon, so avoid Cespedes.
 
5/6/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will start Tuesday against the Mariners.
Insight: Cespedes has been in and out of the lineup since April 25 due to hamstring issues. He's hitting .257 with four homers, 18 RBI and a 20/14 K/BB (1.43) this season. He walked just 37 times and struck out 137 last year (3.7 K/BB).
 
5/5/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Oakland left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will sit out Monday's game against the Mariners. SOURCE: Athletics on Twitter
Insight: He's been in and out of the lineup with hamstring issues for most of the last week. Brandon Moss (.260, 4 HR, 22 RBI) will get the start in left field.
 
4/30/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will start Wednesday's game versus Texas. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He'll serve as Oakland's designated hitter for the second night in a row. Cespedes (.247, 4 HR, 14 RBI) went 1-for-1 with two walks last night in his return from a hamstring injury but left the game early.
 
4/29/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes returned to the lineup Tuesday, as expected. He started as the DH.
Insight: Cespedes missed the previous four games with a hamstring strain. He brought a .247 average, four homers and 14 RBI into Tuesday's game. He's already walked 10 times and struck out 15 after posting a 137/37 K/BB last year.
 
4/28/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: According to Jane Lee of mlb.com, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the plan is for Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) to start Tuesday.
Insight: Cespedes, who is dealing with a hamstring strain, did some running drills prior to Monday's game. He hasn't started since April 24.
 
4/28/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will miss another game on Monday, his fourth in a row.
Insight: He's dealing with a hamstring strain. The A's are hoping Cespedes (.238, 4 HR, 14 RBI) will be able to avoid the disabled list, but at this point it might be better if they did, so they could add a player to the roster.
 
4/27/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes won't start Sunday versus the Astros. SOURCE: Athletics on Twitter
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a hamstring strain. The A's are hoping Cespedes (.238, 4 HR, 14 RBI) will be able to avoid the disabled list.
 
4/27/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is doubtful for Sunday's game versus Houston. SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: Cespedes has missed the last two games with a mild hamstring strain. His absence would likely mean another start in left field for Brandon Moss (.278, 4 HR, 20 RBI).
 
4/25/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is likely to miss a few days after injuring his left hamstring running out a ground ball on Thursday.
Insight: Hopefully it won't require a trip to the disabled list. Cespedes is batting .238 with four homers and 14 RBI.
 
4/21/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes won't be available Monday night against Texas. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He bruised his heel yesterday in a win over Houston. Brandon Moss (.267, 2 HR, 15 RBI) will take over for Cespedes in left field.