YOENIS CESPEDES

HOMETOWN: Campechuela, Cuba

DATE OF BIRTH: October 18, 1985

POSITION: Outfielder

TEAM: New York Mets

 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2017, Céspedes recorded a .292 batting average and 17 home runs
  • Following the 2016 season, Céspedes signed a four-year deal to remain with the Mets
  • In 2015, Céspedes recorded a batting average of .291 and 35 home runs, earning him the Gold Glove Award
  • Following a brief stint with the Detroit Tigers, Céspedes was traded to the New York Mets in July 2015, leading them a division title and World Series appearance
  • In 2014, Céspedes became the second player ever to win back-to-back Home Run Derbys
  • Céspedes made his major league debut on March 28, 2012 with the Oakland Athletics
  • Céspedes was the starting center fielder for Cuba in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, where he led the team in slugging, tied for the team lead in runs, and tied for second in home runs. He went 11 for 22 with 12 runs, 14 RBI, two doubles and four home runs in six games at the 2010 World University Baseball Championship

AWARDS:

  • Silver Slugger Award (2016)
  • 2x All-Star (2014, 2016)
  • Gold Glove Award (2015)
  • 2x Home Run Derby Championships (2013, 2014)

OFF THE FIELD HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Off the field, Céspedes lives on a ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla., called La Potencia Ranch where he has many different types of animals including, horses, cows, pigs and dogs
  • Céspedes has a “no-offseason” mentality staying active in the weight room all year long
  • A car aficionado, Céspedes owns many exotic and custom cars

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Skylar Diggins-Smith put up 21 points to help the Wings get the win last night. Yoenis Cespedes hit a double, a triple and a home run to lead the Mets to another win last night.
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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 last night with a double and 2 RBIs to lead the Mets to a win over the Cardinals. Miguel Sano homered for the second straight day in the Twins 6-1 win over the Yankees.
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Robinson Cano hit his team–leading 18th home run of the season, the most of any 2B in MLB. Yoenis Cespedes tied a season-high with 4 hits in the Mets’ 14-2 win over the Rockies.
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After last night’s solo home run, Yoenis Cespedes leads the MLB in home runs this season. Watch the highlights & Vote Yo for MLB All-Star!