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Yoenis Cespedes (LF,DH)

Detroit Tigers - 98% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 at the plate on Thursday afternoon against the Astros. He walked twice, scored two runs and stole his third base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has stolen bases in back to back games, a nice surprise for his fantasy owners. He's seeing the ball well in his past two games, going 6-for-6 with three walks. Ride the streak folks!


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Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run double for a total of 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, while adding a stolen base in Friday's 10-4 win over the Cardinals

Fantasy Impact: The stolen base was the first of the season for Cespedes and his solo home run was his first since April 27. Cespedes is now batting .279/.297/.493 with 5 HR and 22 RBI. Cespedes has a good chance to end up with a total of around 25 HR and reach the 100 RBI mark for his second straight season.


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Detroit's Yoenis Cespedes gets one hit (a double) in four at bats while striking out one time in a 4-1 loss to Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: Tigers outfielder Cespedes is doing what is expected of him in the early part of this season. He'll never get on base consistently at an above average rate, but he can have seasons where his batting average finishes at a level well over the league average and he's doing just that, so far, this season. He's a solid option for all fantasy teams' lineups right now.


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Yoenis Cespedes' 3-run home run put the Twins in a hole 4 runs deep. The bomb was number 4 on the season. Cespedes added a double in the sixth and upped his average to .303.

Fantasy Impact: Yoenis continues to hit the ball hard and produce. He leads the team with 16 RBI and there are no signs of him slowing.


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Yoenis Cespedes turned on a 92 mph fastball and cleared the bases with one swing in the first inning of a 9-1 blowout of the White Sox. He added a 2-run shot in the third for a total of 6 RBI on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes made some daily players very happy today. He can hit for power in bunches, so keep him on your daily radar. He may not stop for a while. Expect his price to rise.


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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and two runs scored in his debut with the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes also robbed Kurt Suzuki of a home run with a fantastic leaping catch over the wall. Off to a hot start and hitting in the heart of a potent lineup, it figures to be a great year for Cespedes.


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Yoenis Cespedes triples in loss

Tue, Mar 31st 11:00pm EDT
By Nathan Burns

Cespedes was the only regular providing anything positive with a triple in the second inning of a 7-3 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: He is hitting .309 with 5 HRs and 11 RBI this spring and appears to be fitting in the 5 spot in the lineup nicely. Victor Martinez is only batting .091 this spring, and could be a candidate to stay back and work on his swing until he is ready to join the Tigers in Detroit. If that is the case then Yoenis likely slides into the clean up spot on Opening Day.


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Yoenis put the Tigers on the scoreboard with a solo shot in the 5th. The Tiger offense has been uninspiring with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez out. Yoenis will need to carry the load if the 2 All Star bats are out of the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: If spring training is an indication to the regular season it appears the Tigers' fantasy value revolves heavily around the health of Miggy and VMart. There is still plenty of hope they will be ready for Opening Day. Cespedes' value rises when either/both are in the lineup.


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Cespedes was pulled before his third-inning at bat during a split-squad game against the Phillies. He was immediately listed as "day-to-day." The move was most likely precautionary. (Source: Jason Beck)

Fantasy Impact: There should be no threat to Cespedes missing much time. He will likely bat 5th for the Tigers come Opening Day unless Miguel Cabrera is still out. In that case he will probably find himself batting clean up.


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OF Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from Thursday's Grapefuit League game due to back tightness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Tiger's top prospect Steven Moya got the start instead. It's nothing to be concerned about at this point, as Cespedes hit a grand slam against the Orioles on Tuesday. Cespedes will be the starting left fielder for the Tigers come Opening Day.


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Yoenis Cespedes made his Tigers debut and crushed a grand slam in the 4th inning off Oliver Drake. For the game Cespdes went 1-3 and batted clean-up in the order.

Fantasy Impact: The lack of Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera led the Tigers to using Cespedes in the clean-up spot. Expect him to hit fifth in the order when the team is healthy. Cespedes is coming off a terrific power season and is expected to provide the same for the Tigers this season.


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The Detroit Tigers acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes, RHP Alex Wilson, and RHP Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Rick Porcello. (Source: FOX Sports)

Fantasy Impact: After losing Torii Hunter to free agency, the Tigers needed another corner outfielder and got a good one in Cespedes, who should be the Tigers' starting left fielder. Cespedes will have great fantasy value as he will likely bat behind Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, and Victor Martinez. In 152 games between Oakland and Boston the past season, Cespedes slashed .260/.301/.450 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI. Although Cespedes has never had a high batting average, he has the ability to hit the ball out of the park as well as swipe some bags with 7 SB in each of the pat two seasons, and 16 SB in 2012, his first season. Early projections have Cespedes as a top-20 OF, batting around .260 with 23 HR, 90 RBI, and 7 SB.