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Yoenis Céspedes    \YO-enis CES-puh-dez\

Yoenis (Milanes) Cespedes

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)
Team: Athletics 2012-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed, 4 yrs/$36M (12-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 2.000, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Standard Batting

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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 .737 106 234 8 5 0 3 5 7D8
2014 28 OAK AL 15 68 61 5 13 4 1 3 10 0 1 6 11 .213 .279 .459 .738 114 28 2 0 0 1 1 *7/8D
3 Yrs 279 1182 1077 149 282 50 10 52 172 23 12 86 250 .262 .321 .472 .793 122 508 19 12 0 7 11
162 Game Avg. 162 686 625 87 164 29 6 30 100 13 7 50 145 .262 .321 .472 .793 122 295 11 7 0 4 6

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 3 -2 0 0 -6 -5 -0.3 21 15 1.6 .496 .497 1.5 -0.5 15 $8,500,000 7D8
2014 28 OAK AL 15 68 0 -1 0 -2 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .478 .498 0.1 -0.3 1 $10,500,000 *7/8D
3 Seasons 279 1182 29 -0 1 -9 -11 10 1.3 43 53 5.5 .504 .504 6.4 -1.9 62 $25,500,000

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
2 Yrs (2 Series) 10 43 40 4 14 2 1 1 6 2 0 2 6 .350 .395 .525 .920 21 0 1 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

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 OAK AL 28 LF 14 14 13 129.2 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -2 -19 1.80 1.86 .978 1.86 1.87
2014 OAK AL 28 OF 14 14 13 131.2 27 26 0 1 0 .963 -2 -18 1.78 1.86 .982 2.15 2.16
2014 OAK AL 28 CF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
2014 OAK AL 28 DH 1 1
3 Seasons OF 224 223 202 1966.2 498 471 19 8 1 .984 -4 -9 -3 -5 2.24 2.19 .986 2.20 2.19
3 Seasons LF 164 161 145 1399.2 329 306 15 8 1 .976 -2 3 -2 2 2.06 1.96 .986 1.96 1.95
3 Seasons CF 67 62 57 567.0 169 165 4 0 0 1.000 -2 -12 -5 -25 2.68 2.52 .989 2.60 2.59
3 Seasons TOT 224 223 202 1966.2 498 471 19 8 1 .984 -4 -9 -3 -5 2.24 2.19 .986 2.20 2.19
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 AL (10, 10%)
0.10 Career Shares (932nd)

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  15 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2014 AL  61 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 AL  68 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  28 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
2014 AL  4 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  3 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 AL  10 (8th)

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

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  8 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (7th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (9th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

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

Outs Made s c a p y
2014 AL  52 (1st)

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)

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
2014 AL  14 (1st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  26 (3rd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  6 (4th)
2013 AL  9 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  3 (3rd)
2013 AL  4 (2nd)
2014 AL  1 (2nd)
Active  8 (23rd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  14 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

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

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  2.09 (2nd)
2014 AL  1.86 (5th)


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 (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (766), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 13 (1294), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 0 (2412), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1524), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (287th), 5.5 career WAR/5.5 7yr-peak WAR/5.5 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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
201226Oakland Athletics$6,500,000contracts
201327Oakland Athletics$8,500,000contracts
201428Oakland Athletics$10,500,000
201529Oakland Athletics$10,500,000
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$25,500,000Does not include future salaries
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.

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Name and misspellings: Yoenis (Milanes) Yoenis Cespedes

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