Yoenis Cespedes (LF,DH)
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.
Category: Game Recaps
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: MLive.com)
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.