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Yoenis Céspedes    \Yo-eh-nees CES-peh-des\

Yoenis (Milanes) Cespedes (La Potencia or El Talento) (twitter: @ynscspds)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: October 18, 1985 in Campechuela, Granma, Cuba
Signed
by the Oakland Athletics as an amateur free agent in 2012. (All Transactions)
Debut: March 28, 2012 (Age 26.162, 17,731st in MLB history)   vs. SEA 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Mets/RedSox 2012-2015
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2018, 3 yrs/$75M (16-18) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.000, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Roc Nation Sports, previously: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Projections

Year Tm Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 Proj. 30 603 558 83 148 32 5 26 88 6 4 34 129 .265 .309 .480 .790 268 12 4 1 5 4

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2012 26 OAK AL 129 540 487 70 142 25 5 23 82 16 4 43 102 .292 .356 .505 .861 139 246 9 7 0 3 5 78D MVP-10,RoY-2
2013 27 OAK AL 135 574 529 74 127 21 4 26 80 7 7 37 137 .240 .294 .442 .737 103 234 8 5 0 3 5 7D8
2014 ★ 28 TOT AL 152 645 600 89 156 36 6 22 100 7 2 35 128 .260 .301 .450 .751 110 270 13 3 0 7 3 *7D/8 AS
2014 28 OAK AL 101 432 399 62 102 26 3 17 67 3 2 28 80 .256 .303 .464 .767 116 185 8 1 0 4 3 7D/8
2014 28 BOS AL 51 213 201 27 54 10 3 5 33 4 0 7 48 .269 .296 .423 .719 98 85 5 2 0 3 0 7/D
2015 29 TOT MLB 159 676 633 101 184 42 6 35 105 7 5 33 141 .291 .328 .542 .870 137 343 14 5 0 5 5 *78/D MVP-13,GG
2015 29 DET AL 102 427 403 62 118 28 2 18 61 3 4 19 87 .293 .323 .506 .829 126 204 9 1 0 4 2 7/D
2015 29 NYM NL 57 249 230 39 66 14 4 17 44 4 1 14 54 .287 .337 .604 .942 157 139 5 4 0 1 3 87/D
4 Yrs 575 2435 2249 334 609 124 21 106 367 37 18 148 508 .271 .319 .486 .805 122 1093 44 20 0 18 18
162 Game Avg. 162 686 634 94 172 35 6 30 103 10 5 42 143 .271 .319 .486 .805 122 308 12 6 0 5 5
OAK (3 yrs) 365 1546 1415 206 371 72 12 66 229 26 13 108 319 .262 .318 .470 .788 119 665 25 13 0 10 13
NYM (1 yr) 57 249 230 39 66 14 4 17 44 4 1 14 54 .287 .337 .604 .942 157 139 5 4 0 1 3
DET (1 yr) 102 427 403 62 118 28 2 18 61 3 4 19 87 .293 .323 .506 .829 126 204 9 1 0 4 2
BOS (1 yr) 51 213 201 27 54 10 3 5 33 4 0 7 48 .269 .296 .423 .719 98 85 5 2 0 3 0
AL (4 yrs) 518 2186 2019 295 543 110 17 89 323 33 17 134 454 .269 .317 .473 .790 118 954 39 16 0 17 15
NL (1 yr) 57 249 230 39 66 14 4 17 44 4 1 14 54 .287 .337 .604 .942 157 139 5 4 0 1 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2012 26 OAK AL 129 540 26 2 1 -7 -4 18 1.9 20 38 3.9 .515 .512 4.7 -1.2 45 $6,500,000 78D MVP-10,RoY-2
2013 27 OAK AL 135 574 1 -1 0 0 -6 -7 -0.5 21 14 1.5 .495 .496 1.3 -0.5 14 $8,500,000 7D8
2014 ★ 28 OAK AL 101 432 7 1 1 6 -5 10 1.3 15 25 2.8 .511 .507 2.0 0.3 19 7D/8 AS
2014 ★ 28 BOS AL 51 213 1 0 -0 5 -2 4 0.6 8 12 1.3 .510 .503 0.7 0.4 7 $10,500,000 7/D AS
2015 29 DET AL 102 427 15 1 0 11 -4 23 2.5 15 38 4.0 .524 .515 2.8 0.8 27 $10,500,000 7/D MVP-13,GG
2015 29 NYM NL 57 249 15 1 -0 0 -1 15 1.5 8 23 2.3 .528 .510 2.3 -0.1 23 87/D MVP-13,GG
4 Seasons 575 2435 64 5 1 15 -22 63 7.3 87 150 15.8 .512 .507 13.9 -0.3 135 $36,000,000
OAK (3 yrs) 365 1546 33 2 1 -1 -15 21 2.6 56 77 8.1 .506 .504 8.0 -1.4 78 $15,000,000
NYM (1 yr) 57 249 15 1 -0 0 -1 15 1.5 8 23 2.3 .528 .510 2.3 -0.1 23
DET (1 yr) 102 427 15 1 0 11 -4 23 2.5 15 38 4.0 .524 .515 2.8 0.8 27 $10,500,000
BOS (1 yr) 51 213 1 0 -0 5 -2 4 0.6 8 12 1.3 .510 .503 0.7 0.4 7 $10,500,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 26 OAK AL ALDS DET L 5 21 19 1 6 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 .316 .381 .368 .749 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 OAK AL ALDS DET L 5 22 21 3 8 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 .381 .409 .667 1.076 14 0 1 0 0 0
2015 29 NYM NL NLDS LAD W 5 20 20 4 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 8 .250 .250 .550 .800 11 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 NYM NL NLCS CHC W 4 15 14 2 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 3 .286 .333 .357 .690 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 NYM NL WS KCR L 5 21 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .150 .143 .150 .293 3 1 0 0 1 0
3 Yrs (5 Series) 24 99 94 11 26 3 1 3 14 3 0 3 23 .277 .303 .426 .729 40 1 1 0 1 0
1 NLDS 5 20 20 4 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 8 .250 .250 .550 .800 11 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 10 43 40 4 14 2 1 1 6 2 0 2 6 .350 .395 .525 .920 21 0 1 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 15 14 2 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 3 .286 .333 .357 .690 5 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 5 21 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .150 .143 .150 .293 3 1 0 0 1 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2012 OAK AL 26 OF 102 102 94 900.2 233 221 9 3 0 .987 -0 -7 -1 -9 2.30 2.25 .986 2.17 2.16 MVP-10,RoY-2
2012 OAK AL 26 LF 56 56 49 468.2 102 93 6 3 0 .971 -3 1 -8 3 1.90 1.77 .983 1.94 1.93 MVP-10,RoY-2
2012 OAK AL 26 CF 48 46 45 432.0 131 128 3 0 0 1.000 3 -8 8 -22 2.73 2.73 .989 2.58 2.56 MVP-10,RoY-2
2012 OAK AL 26 DH 26 26 MVP-10,RoY-2
2013 OAK AL 27 OF 108 107 95 934.1 238 224 10 4 1 .983 -4 0 -5 0 2.25 2.17 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 OAK AL 27 LF 94 91 83 801.1 200 187 9 4 1 .980 1 4 2 6 2.20 2.09 .989 1.98 1.97
2013 OAK AL 27 DH 27 26
2013 OAK AL 27 CF 18 16 12 133.0 38 37 1 0 0 1.000 -5 -4 -44 -36 2.57 2.11 .990 2.66 2.65
2014 TOT AL 28 OF 127 125 106 1125.2 247 225 16 6 0 .976 -5 11 -6 11 1.93 1.90 .986 2.26 2.25 AS
2014 TOT AL 28 LF 125 122 104 1090.2 237 216 16 5 0 .979 -4 12 -4 13 1.91 1.86 .987 2.01 2.00 AS
2014 TOT AL 28 DH 22 22 AS
2014 OAK AL 28 OF 84 82 68 745.0 160 144 12 4 0 .975 -5 6 -7 9 1.88 1.86 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 OAK AL 28 LF 82 79 66 710.0 150 135 12 3 0 .980 -3 7 -5 12 1.86 1.79 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 OAK AL 28 DH 16 16
2014 OAK AL 28 CF 9 3 2 35.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 -1 -1 -50 -38 2.31 1.00 .989 2.70 2.69 AS
2014 BOS AL 28 LF 43 43 38 380.2 87 81 4 2 0 .977 -1 5 -2 16 2.01 1.98 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 BOS AL 28 OF 43 43 38 380.2 87 81 4 2 0 .977 -1 5 -3 15 2.01 1.98 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 BOS AL 28 DH 6 6
2015 TOT MLB 29 OF 153 152 111 1334.2 348 328 13 7 1 .980 17 11 15 9 2.30 2.23 .987 2.15 2.14 MVP-13,GG
2015 TOT MLB 29 LF 134 113 98 1022.1 262 247 10 5 1 .981 18 15 21 17 2.26 1.92 .984 1.89 1.86 MVP-13,GG
2015 TOT MLB 29 DH 3 3 MVP-13,GG
2015 DET AL 29 LF 99 99 87 865.2 218 204 9 5 1 .977 11 11 16 15 2.21 2.15 .984 1.91 1.89
2015 DET AL 29 OF 99 99 87 865.2 218 204 9 5 1 .977 11 11 16 15 2.21 2.15 .987 2.20 2.19
2015 DET AL 29 DH 2 2
2015 NYM NL 29 OF 54 53 24 469.0 130 124 4 2 0 .985 6 0 14 0 2.46 2.37 .986 2.07 2.06
2015 NYM NL 29 CF 40 39 13 312.1 86 81 3 2 0 .977 -1 -4 -2 -15 2.42 2.10 .989 2.41 2.39 MVP-13,GG
2015 NYM NL 29 LF 35 14 11 156.2 44 43 1 0 0 1.000 6 4 47 31 2.53 1.26 .986 1.79 1.78
2015 NYM NL 29 DH 1 1
4 Seasons OF 490 486 406 4295.1 1066 998 48 20 2 .981 7 15 2 4 2.19 2.13 .986 2.20 2.19
4 Seasons LF 409 382 334 3383.0 801 743 41 17 2 .979 12 32 4 11 2.09 1.92 .986 1.96 1.94
4 Seasons CF 115 104 72 912.1 265 255 7 3 0 .989 -4 -17 -6 -22 2.58 2.28 .989 2.54 2.53
4 Seasons DH 78 77
4 Seasons TOT 490 486 406 4295.1 1066 998 48 20 2 .981 7 15 2 2 2.19 2.13 .986 2.20 2.19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 9, 2016 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #949. Danny Green… #950. Chicken Wolf… #951. John Morrill… #952. YOENIS CESPEDES… #953. Bud Harrelson… #954. Jim Gantner… #955. Fred Luderus… 

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 AL (10, 10%)
2015 NL (13, 6%)
0.16 Career Shares (838th)

Gold Gloves
2015 AL (LF)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2012 September AL Rookie of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Jul 15th AL Player of the Week
2015 Sep 13th NL Player of the Week

Slugging % s c a p y
2015 ML  .542 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
2015 ML  159 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
2015 ML  633 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 AL  89 (10th)
2015 ML  101 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
2015 ML  184 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2015 ML  343 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
2014 AL  36 (9th)
2015 ML  42 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 AL  100 (9th)
2015 ML  105 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2012 AL  139 (10th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  64 (8th)
2015 ML  83 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2014 AL  7 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 AL  18.9 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2012 AL  32.03 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.8 (7th)
Active  10.6 (50th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.0 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2012 AL  3.2 (8th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  99 (5th)
Active  409 (16th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  204 (2nd)
Active  743 (10th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  6 (4th)
2013 AL  9 (5th)
2014 AL  16 (1st)
2015 AL  9 (2nd)
Active  41 (6th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  3 (3rd)
2013 AL  4 (2nd)
2014 AL  5 (1st)
2015 AL  5 (1st)
Active  17 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  1 (5th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  16 (1st)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  6 (4th)
2015 AL  5 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2015 AL  11 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2013 AL  2.20 (3rd)
2015 AL  2.21 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  2.09 (2nd)
2014 AL  1.86 (3rd)
2015 AL  2.15 (1st)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1517), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (921), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 12 (1441), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (148th), 15.8 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/15.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 26 Oakland Athletics $6,500,000 ? contracts
2013 27 Oakland Athletics $8,500,000 1.000 contracts
2014 28 Boston Red Sox $10,500,000 2.000 contracts
2015 29 Detroit Tigers $10,500,000 3.000 contracts
201630New York Mets$27,500,0004.000 May opt out of contract after 2016 season.
201731New York Mets$23,750,000
201832New York Mets$23,750,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,000,000Does not include future salaries ($75M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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Spanish: Yoenis Céspedes Estadísticas
French: Yoenis Céspedes statistiques
Italian: Yoenis Céspedes statistica
Japanese: ヨエニス・セスペデス 統計
Polish: Yoenis Céspedes Statystyki
Slovenian: Yoenis Céspedes statistika

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Name and misspellings: La Potencia Yoenis El (Milanes) Talento Potencia La El Yoenis Cespedes

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