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Yoenis CespedesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: MLB Years: 2012-2018
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PositionsLF-571, CF-178, DH-83Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameYoenis Cespedes
Height5-10Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 10,1985 [32.346]PlaceGranma,Cuba

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2012 by the Oakland Athletics.
Signing Bonus$9,000,000Service Time6.000 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-MLB-#14
MLB DebutMarch 28,2012 [26.169]
OrganizationsNYN [4] OAK [3] BOS [1] DET [1] Awards7Awards Voting4-173
TBC Player ID167688Retrosheet IDcespy001MLBAM ID493316
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 2012
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed50Power88Contact64XBH80RBIs87Runs72Hitting83Durability47Team.519Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2012Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak29lf2639130000001110000.333.455.333.7883011.375.000.111.3709.099.091.000.000.000.00
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak52lf-cf261294877014225523821644310270359.292.356.505.86124653540.326.213.326.3687.9618.892.374.2621.1737.32
2013Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-lf2739530014102300001.333.455.6671.1226111.400.334.667.47818.1827.271.509.099.0033.33
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak52lf27135529741272142680773713750358.240.294.442.73623451574.274.202.272.3186.4523.873.704.5320.3540.16
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak52lf2810139962102263176732288010438.256.303.464.76718546432.278.208.281.3326.4818.522.863.9423.4745.10
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos52lf285120127541035334074820305.269.296.423.7198518213.325.154.209.3143.2922.546.862.3540.2033.33
2014Totals for AL-AL         15260089156366221007235128307313.260.301.450.75127064645.293.190.257.3265.4319.843.663.4127.2741.03
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet52lf2910240362118282186134198710429.293.323.506.82920448427.331.213.258.3524.4520.374.584.2222.3940.68
2015New York MetsNLMLBnyn52cf-lf29572303966144174441145440135.287.337.604.94113935249.306.317.391.3945.6221.693.866.8313.5353.03
2015Totals for MLB-MLB         159633101184426351057533141505514.291.328.542.87034383676.323.251.306.3674.8820.864.275.1818.0945.11
2016St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn52o3039121002000200000.222.222.333.555319.286.111.111.2360.0022.220.000.000.0050.00
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn52cf301324797213425131863151108760814.280.358.530.88825457543.303.250.361.3739.3919.892.125.7115.4542.54
2017St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn44lf3126100000001000000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.09914.290.000.000.000.000.00
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn52lf31812914685172174201266120257.292.352.540.89215736321.316.248.333.3698.1019.002.355.3017.1242.35
2018Gulf Coast MetsGCLRknynlf3228120013000100000.250.250.625.875518.167.375.375.3640.0012.500.0012.508.0050.00
2018Binghamton Rumble PoniesEastAAnynlf3224022000000000000.500.5001.0001.500424.500.500.500.6230.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2018Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         412142013000100000.333.333.7501.0839312.300.417.417.4500.008.330.008.3312.0075.00
2018New York MetsNLMLBnynlf323814120376092930135010221.262.325.496.8217015157.333.234.348.3448.2831.853.855.7315.6740.54
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter8263160472865172241635244320238727306223366.274.328.498.82615743593456.306.224.307.0006.8921.043.054.7219.3941.50
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter15459123029104710001.267.340.467.80721550.278.200.311.0008.0014.001.754.0022.5041.67
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter618660014103410001.333.455.500.9559122.385.167.389.00013.6418.181.334.5518.0016.67
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter24022000000000000.500.5001.0001.500424.500.500.500.0000.000.000.000.000.00100.00
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter515221002001200000.133.188.200.3883116.154.067.133.0006.2512.502.000.000.0050.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter28120013000100000.250.250.625.875518.167.375.375.0000.0012.500.0012.508.0050.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter36514152063717212662292613108319130101325.262.318.470.7886651501546.293.208.293.0006.9920.632.954.2721.4440.43
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter30811411773226277420110310427314651827.282.348.543.8916201431270.310.261.358.0008.1921.502.635.8315.4244.41
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10240362118282186134198710429.293.323.506.82920448427.331.213.258.0004.4520.374.584.2222.3940.68
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5120127541035334074820305.269.296.423.7198518213.325.154.209.0003.2922.546.862.3540.2033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games16262093170345321038447143614613.274.328.498.82630970678.306.224.307.0006.8921.043.054.7219.3941.50
Average Minor - Per 162 games16248697130320229711043761100011.267.340.467.80722754540.278.200.311.0008.0014.001.754.0022.5041.67

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26LF3--311-54.8001.33------3100.02.1
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26LF56564689363-10299.9711.770.21-----12943.442.4
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26CF48464321283--1311311.0002.730.30-----12937.236.4
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26DH26---------------12920.219.7
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27LF1--2-1-32.6672.00------333.30.7
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27LF9491801187941200196.9802.090.24-----13569.658.0
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27DH27---------------13520.016.7
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27CF1816133371--38381.0002.110.29-----13513.311.1
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28LF8279710135123-150147.9801.790.21-----10181.250.6
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28LF43433808142-8785.9771.980.22-----5184.326.5
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28DH16---------------10115.89.9
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28CF93359-1-109.9001.000.26-----1018.95.6
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28DH6---------------5111.83.7
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet29LF9999865204951218213.9772.150.25-----10297.161.5
2015New York MetsNLMLBnyn29CF40393128132-8684.9772.100.27-----5770.224.7
2015New York MetsNLMLBnyn29LF3514156431--44441.0001.260.28-----5761.421.6
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet29DH2---------------1022.01.2
2015New York MetsNLMLBnyn29DH1---------------571.80.6
2016St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30LF2--3---331.0001.50------366.71.5
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn30LF806155013544-143139.9721.740.25-----13260.649.4
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn30CF636149511551-121120.9921.900.24-----13247.738.9
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn30DH4---------------1323.02.5
2017St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn31LF2--3---331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn31LF7474630137661149143.9601.930.23-----8191.445.7
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn31DH1---------------811.20.6
MLB Totals for LF - 6 season(s)-   LF563517456010155127310931066.9751.890.23-----5630.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 5 season(s)-   CF1781651407370124-386382.9902.150.27-----1780.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH83---------------830.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF4--512-86.7501.50------40.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF4--6---661.0001.50------40.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2012Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak26------3----
2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26------5648--26
2013Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAoak27------1----
2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27------9418--27
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28------829--16
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28------43---6
2015Detroit TigersALMLBdet29------99---2
2015New York MetsNLMLBnyn29------3540--1
2016St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30------2----
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn30------8063--4
2017St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn31------2----
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn31------74---1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009CubaWBCTournament236245111325001500000.458.4801.0001.48024625.529.542.5834.0020.005.008.0012.0054.55
2012Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2611353840120041200001.229.308.429.73715539.318.200.31410.2630.773.002.5635.0062.50
2012Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB26519161002202200000.316.381.368.7497121.353.052.2639.529.521.000.000.0016.67
2013Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2722611318206150171310000.295.377.6231.00038869.286.328.42610.1418.841.868.7010.1744.44
2013Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB27521381114000410000.381.409.6671.07614322.438.286.2860.0018.180.004.5521.0037.50
2014Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB282060101030190031410103.167.215.267.48216465.196.100.1504.6221.544.671.5460.0040.00
2015Detroit TigersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2922611319315111011000000.311.323.639.96239962.304.328.3611.6116.1310.008.0612.2047.37
2015New York MetsDiv SeriesMLB29520450024000800000.250.250.550.80011220.300.300.3000.0040.000.0010.0010.0040.00
2015New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB29414241003101300000.286.333.357.6905115.364.071.2146.6720.003.000.000.0025.00
2015New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB29520130001000600101.150.143.150.2933021.200.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
2016New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3018492193017113610000.388.434.510.94425453.429.122.1845.6611.322.001.8949.0021.05
2016New York MetsWild CardMLB3014000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2017New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB311948121911510006600102.396.455.7711.22637755.368.375.50010.9110.911.009.099.6036.84
2018New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32123471110610003700101.324.368.8821.25030738.227.558.6477.8918.422.3315.795.6763.64
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs6245111325001500000.458.4801.0001.48024625.529.542.5834.0020.005.008.0012.0054.55
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs12434860104172256422276830307.299.352.575.92720044381.306.276.3537.0917.852.526.5613.9242.31
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs14000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs1560819213102021410000.317.349.533.88232663.372.216.2833.1722.227.004.7620.0031.58
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs414241003101300000.286.333.357.6905115.364.071.2146.6720.003.000.000.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs520130001000600101.150.143.150.2933021.200.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2012AL Rookie of the Month (September) ... American League Player of the Week (July 9-July 15) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (OF) ... MLB All-Rookie Team (Baseball America) (OF)4
2015American League Gold Glove (Left Field) ... National League Player of the Week (September 7�September 13)2
2016NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-07-31LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL32.294Team Roster on 2018-07-31
2018-07-24LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Twin heel calcifications32.287Team Roster on 2018-07-24
2018-07-20LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL32.283Team Roster on 2018-07-20
2018-07-17LFNew York MetsGulf Coast Mets (Rk)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to GCL Mets (Rk) for rehab32.280Team Roster on 2018-07-17
2018-06-08LFNew York MetsBinghamton (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Binghamton (AA) for rehab32.241Team Roster on 2018-06-08
2018-05-16LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Mild strain of right hip flexor32.218Team Roster on 2018-05-16
2017-10-04LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.359Team Roster on 2017-10-04
2017-08-26LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right hamstring strain31.320Team Roster on 2017-08-26
2017-06-10LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.243Team Roster on 2017-06-10
2017-06-08LFNew York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to St. Lucie (A+) for rehab31.241Team Roster on 2017-06-08
2017-06-03LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-10InjuredRecalled from rehab assignment31.236Team Roster on 2017-06-03
2017-05-26LFNew York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to St. Lucie (A+) for rehab31.228Team Roster on 2017-05-26
2017-04-28LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained left hamstring31.200Team Roster on 2017-04-28
2016-11-29LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($110m) 22.5--29--29--29.531.050Team Roster on 2016-11-29
2016-11-04LFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency (Declined player option)31.025  
2016-08-19LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.313Team Roster on 2016-08-19
2016-08-15LFNew York MetsSt. Lucie (A+)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to St. Lucie (A+) for rehab30.309Team Roster on 2016-08-15
2016-08-04LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right quad30.298Team Roster on 2016-08-04
2016-01-27LFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent] 30.109Team Roster on 2016-01-27
2015-11-03CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.024  
2015-08-01CFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Tigers to Mets for Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa29.295Team Roster on 2015-08-01
2014-12-12LFDetroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Red Sox with Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier to Tigers for Rick Porcello29.063Team Roster on 2014-12-12
2014-07-31lfBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Athletics to Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes28.294Team Roster on 2014-07-31
2013-04-28lfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.200Team Roster on 2013-04-28
2013-04-26lfOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Sacramento (AAA) for rehab27.198Team Roster on 2013-04-26
2013-04-13lfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained muscle in left hand27.185Team Roster on 2013-04-13
2012-06-01lfOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.234Team Roster on 2012-06-01
2012-05-12OFOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained muscle in left hand26.214Team Roster on 2012-05-12
2012-02-13OFOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 4-year contract for 2012-2015 ($36m) [Free Agent] Out of Cuba. 6.5--8.5--10.5--10.526.126Team Roster on 2012-02-13
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-03-03ContractSigned by Athletics 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2012Oakland Athletics-269,000,000-------9,000,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2012Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll269,000,000-94189++2,954,887480,00018,000,0002012-02-13 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2012-2015 ($36m) [Free Agent] Out of Cuba. 6.5--8.5--10.5--10.5
2013Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll278,500,000-118287++3,023,990490,00026,500,000
2014Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2810,500,000-102889++3,256,497500,00037,000,000
2014Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll2810,500,000-102389++3,256,497500,00037,000,000
2015Detroit TigersTeam Payroll2910,500,0004108789++3,571,283507,50047,500,000
2015New York MetsTeam Payroll2910,500,0004108489++3,571,283507,50047,500,000
2016New York MetsTeam Payroll3017,500,000542296++3,498,245507,50065,000,0002016-01-27 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($75m) [Free Agent]
2017New York MetsTeam Payroll3122,500,000611199++3,651,709535,00087,500,0002016-11-29 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2017-2020 ($110m) 22.5--29--29--29.5
2018New York MetsTeam Payroll3229,000,000-71100++4,360,045545,000116,500,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red