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Yoenis Cespedes (LF,CF,DH)

New York Mets


Bats: R, Throws: R

According to ESPN, Cespedes agreed to a three-year, $75 million deal with the New York Mets. He will get paid $27.5 million in his first year, after which he can opt out. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes provided a big punch for the Mets' offense after the trade deadline. Expect him to hit at the heart of their lineup, and have many chances to put up gaudy stats.

 

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Cespedes finished 1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been quiet in the World Series. He only has two hits in 13 at-bats in the Big Show. He will need to step it up, if the Mets are to crawl back into contention for the World Series trophy.

 

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New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes did not participate in Saturday workouts. In Game 4 against the Cubs, he hurt his shoulder, and left the game prematurely. However, Cespedes remains confident. He remarked, "I don’t think it’s going to limit me." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has a lot to play for in the World Series. He will not only have a chance to win a World Series ring, but if he produces big in the Big Show, he could be primed for a big payday in the off-season.

 

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Cespedes went hitless again for the Mets. He finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, despite having a platoon advantage against lefty starter Jon Lester.

Fantasy Impact: In six post-season games, Cespedes has a paltry .208 average, but he does have two homeruns. It won't get easier on Sunday, when he faces Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta. The Mets will need him to produce if they intend to beat the Cubs ace.

 

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Cespedes had a terrible game in Los Angeles, as he finished 0-for-4 with three strike outs. He hit right behind Daniel Murphy who proved to be the MVP in the Mets' clinching win over the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has had a ho-hum post-season so far. In five games in October, he has a .250 average, but he does have two homeruns and four RBIs. He'll have a chance to put up big numbers, when he plays in Wrigley Field - a hitter friendly venue.

 

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Cespedes had a big Game 3 for the Mets. He finished 3-for-5 with a homerun. He also had three runs scored and three RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes was quiet in Los Angeles, where he only had one hit in seven at-bats. He has a platoon advantage on Tuesday, but it's against lefty Clayton Kershaw. Whatever happens this series, he will get a big pay day next season for producing big for New York.

 

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Cespedes hit a 2nd inning homerun in Los Angeles. He finished 1-for-3.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes batted cleanup for the Mets. It's unclear if this move to the 4th spot is permanent, as the Mets have slotted him in the number two or number three spot in the lineup. Wherever he hits, he'll have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs for the Mets.

 

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Cespedes had a platoon advantage against Kershaw, but could not capitalize. He finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has slowed down since his big run in August and early September. However, he will continue to hit at the heart of the Mets order and will have a lot of chances to drive in runs.

 

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Yoenis Cespedes injures hand

Thu, Oct 1st 7:55am EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Cespedes got plunked by a third-inning fastball from Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus. X-rays came back negative, and Cespedes is considered day-to-day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets dodged a serious bullet. Cespedes has been one of the hottest bats in baseball, since arriving from Detroit. The Mets will need his bat in their lineup, if they are to make a deep playoff run.

 

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Cespedes finished 1-for-5 with one strikeout in the win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes now has a four-game hit streak. Great American Ball Park is a renowned hitters park, and it has helped provide the spark in Cespedes' bat. He has quieted down in the last few weeks, and perhaps, this series will help his bat to get hot again.

 

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Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets shuffled their lineup, and Cespedes batted third in the lineup. He finally snapped out of his mini-slump, but it did not help the Mets in their loss to the Yankees. Cespedes needs to snap out of his hitting funk to secure the East.

 

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Cespedes remained hitless in the subway series. He finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has now gone hitless in his last 16 at-bats. Cespedes has a reputation of being a free hacker, which bodes well when he's making contact with the ball. However, it can get ugly when he's not making contact. The Mets need him to rebound, if they are to go deep in the playoffs.

 

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Cespedes went 0-for-4 again in game one of the Subway Series. He struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes is in a mini-slump, as he has gone 0-for12 in his last three games. He has had an amazing September, so his numbers could be normalizing. Still, he has a .313 batting average with nine homeruns with eleven days left in September.

 

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Cespedes went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has a two game slump, as he went 0-for-4 for the past two games. He still has an impressive .333 batting average for September with nine homeruns and 19 RBIs.

 

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Cespedes started for the Mets and hit 1-for-3 with a homerun and a walk. He struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: This homerun is his ninth in September. During this month alone, he has a ridiculous .382 batting average, nine homeruns and 19 RBIs, and there is still another two weeks left. He's just on another level at the moment. It's hard to fade him in DFS.

 

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Yoenis Cespedes homers again

Sat, Sep 12th 11:03pm EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Cespedes continues his red hot hitting. He went 1-for-5 with a homerun and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Since arriving from Detroit, Cespedes has been one of the hottest hitters in the majors. He has hit .313 with 16 homers, 41 RBI and 35 runs scored in 39 games. Continue to rely on him, and he's worth the high price in DFS, especially in platoon situations.

 

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Cespedes produced again by finishing 3-for-5 with a homerun and three RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: In such a short time, Cespedes has entered the MVP talk with his super hot batting. His bat helped the Mets sweep the Nationals, and he looks primed to finish the season strong. In the last seven days, he has five homeruns, 14 RBIs and a .417 batting average.

 

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Cespedes led the offensive charge for the Mets in their crucial 8-5 win against the Nationals yesterday. Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two doubles. He drove in two runs and scored twice.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes is red hot and should obviously be active in all fantasy formats. Continue to roll with Cespedes through the end of the season/throughout the fantasy playoffs.

 

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Cespedes carried the Mets offense again with a 2-for-4 effort. He had a homerun, two runs scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets had concerns about Cespedes' free swinging approach to the plate. However, those concerns have been put to rest with Cespedes' offensive consistency. He should have a big pay day ahead of him in free agency.

 

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Cespedes continues to prove his case as team MVP with another productive line. He finished 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been a boon for the Mets, since his arrival from Detroit. He continues to impress, and should be rewarded with a big contract in the off-season. The only question is if the Mets can and will offer him big money to stay in Queens.

 

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Cespedes went 2-for-6 with a homerun in the 7th inning. He finished with two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to produce at the heart of the Mets order. He's putting up MVP numbers so continue to plug him into all lineups. He faces a juicy matchup on Saturday, when he faces lefty Brad Hand.

 

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Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homerun. He also had one run and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He also had a big game prior to yesterday's, when he hit a homerun and drove in two runs. Since his arrival, Cespedes has become the most dangerous bat in the Mets lineup. Continue to rely on him as the Mets fight for a playoff spot.

 

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Cespedes went 0-for-3 with one walk against the Red Sox. He had a five-game hit streak, prior to this game.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes had a torrid August. The Mets will continue to trot him out in the middle of their lineup. He's still a strong play in DFS, as he'll get his at-bats to drive in runs. He also has a lot of incentive to prove himself with free agency in the off-season.

 

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Cespedes crushed a two-run homer in his first at bat last night in the Mets 6-5 win over the Phillies. He now has seven home runs since joining the Mets and 20 RBI. The homer was his only hit of the night, in which he went 1-for-5.

Fantasy Impact: Continue to roll with Cespedes in all fantasy formats - he is red hot at the plate and the Mets have a very favorable hitting schedule over the next week with two more games in Philadelphia and then a homestand against the Red Sox and the Phillies.

 

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Cespedes went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a HR, his sixth with the Mets, in last night's 16-7 win for the Mets over the Phillies. Cespedes' ninth inning homer capped the night for the Mets in which they hit eight home runs, a franchise record.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been absolutely on fire for the Mets and has been a huge sparkplug to their offense since he came over from Detroit at the trade deadline. Continue to start Cespedes in all formats.

 

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After a monster game on Friday night, Cespedes finished 2-for-6 with an RBI on Saturday. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies probably pitched around Cespedes, as the Mets still scored 14 runs with minimal contribution from Cespedes. With free agency looming in the off-season, Cespedes has a lot of incentive to put up big numbers. Keep playing him in all fantasy formats.

 

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Cespedes took advantage of Coors field, batting 5-for-6 with five runs scored and seven RBIs. He hit three homeruns for the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been incredible for the Mets. He will have a juicy platoon matchup in Coors Field on Saturday. His price has skyrocketed due to Coors Field, but he could be worth paying up for.

 

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Cespedes finished the game 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes went 0-for-7 in his past two games after tearing it up in Citi Field. He finally broke out of his hitless streak with this one. He'll have a juicy matchup over the weekend, when the Mets visit Colorado.

 

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Cespedes ended his mini-hitting streak, finishing 0-for-3 overall. He did draw one walk and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes could not capitalize against lefty Jeff Locke. However, Cespedes still has a hot bat. In August, he has a .306 average with two homeruns and eight RBIs.

 

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Cespedes moved up to the two spot in the batting order. He finished 2-for-6 with two strikeouts and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been on fire the past four days. He has gone 8-for-20 with two homeruns. He has been a productive acquisition for the Mets, and will continue to have ample opportunities to pad his stats. Cespedes has a nice platoon advantage on Sunday, when he faces Pirates lefty Jeff Locke.

 

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Cespedes provided a lot of firepower for the Mets. He finished 3-for-5 with a homerun, an RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: He now has a three game hit streak, and his homer is his second in three days. He's a great DFS candidate to target in platoon situations, as he'll have a lot of opportunities to produce in the Mets' revamped lineup.

 

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After getting two hits yesterday, Cespedes added two more in the series finale against Tampa Bay. He finished 2-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has settled in well with his new ballclub. He has a lot of incentive to produce, as free agency looms next season. He'll be looking to add to his 18 homeruns, 66 RBIs and .295 average.

 

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Cespedes went 2-for-4 in Tampa Bay. He scored a run and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to be a spark plug at the heart of the Mets lineup. He has gone 12-for-32 (.375 batting average) in the last seven days, as he forms a formidable 1-2 punch with Lucas Duda. He faces a tough matchup against Chris Archer on Sunday.

 

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Cespedes went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets, in general, have been hitting well. Batting third in the Mets lineup, Cespedes is in a good spot, and he will drive in a lot of runs. He's worth playing against left-handed starters.

 

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Cespedes finished the game 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets inserted Cespedes in the third spot of their batting order. It looks like Cespedes will remain there going forward, and with all the hot bats on the Mets lineup, he'll have a ton of chances to pad his stats.

 

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Cespedes batted third for the Mets. He finished 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to Friday's trade to New York, Cespedes was having a good season with the Tigers. He had a .291 average with 18 homeruns and 61 RBIs. He had a powerful lineup behind him, and it helped inflate his stats. He won't have the same firepower in New York, but it looks like he'll have opportunities to pad his stats by batting in the heart of the Met's lineup.

 

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The Mets have found a new slugger as Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the New York Mets. (Source: MLB Bruce Levine on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yoenis Cespedes will be the newest Met, boosting their outfield and giving them the slugger they need in the middle of the lineup. Other than his outstanding defense, Cespedes has an .829 OPS and 48 extra-base hits this season. Cespedes also is 3-for-8 with two doubles and four RBI at Citi Field.

 

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The Detroit Tigers are reportedly close to a deal to move the Cuban star to the Mets. The White Sox are also rumored to have interest, but the Mets seem to be the front runners at this point.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners may not be excited to see Cespedes move to New York. It's obviously a down grade from the talent he's surrounded by now, and it's not exactly a hitter friendly park.

 

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Cespedes went 3-for-5 on the 9-8 victory on Thursday. He hit a two run HR and finished with two two runs scored and three RBI on the night.

Fantasy Impact: He came into the league with a ton of hype and talent. So far this season, he is living up to much of it. He should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Cespedes is reportedly being shopped by the Tigers according to USA Today. The Tigers are in the rare position of being sellers at the trade deadline. The non-waiver trade deadline is July 31st for the Tigers to work a deal for the talented Cuban outfielder. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has had a really good 2015 campaign. Hitting .289 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI. He is a free agent at the end of the season, so if the Tigers aren't contending it makes perfect sense to move him. It's hard to imagine a guy with this talent being traded every season, but it appears possible. Baltimore is one of the possible suitors, which is one of the only offensive teams and, ball parks that could actually increase his fantasy value. The Angels are also rumored to have interest in Cespedes.

 

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Cespedes hit his 13th home run Friday. It came in the fourth inning off Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana. The three run home run brought his RBI total to an even 50 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 30 games Cespedes has 39 hits including five home runs to go with 23 runs scored and 19 RBI. His ops is .838 over the same period. Cespedes has been a reliable source of power for Fantasy owners throughout his career, however in 2015 he's producing much better peripheral numbers. Surrounded by the type of bats the Tigers run out any given day, Cespedes is well on his way to a career year.

 

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Cespedes goes 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid OF to own even in shallower leagues and should be started in most medium leagues.

 

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Yoenis Cespedes went 0-4 Sunday to end his eight game streak. He had 10 hits in those eight games.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very solid player this season who contributes very well in four of the five traditional categories. He should not be your best outfielder but he is in consideration for the top 30 in baseball and thus should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Cespedes went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very solid player this season who contributes very well in four of the five traditional categories. He should not be your best outfielder but he is in consideration for the top 30 in baseball and thus should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: He has a nine game hitting streak. He should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Yoenis Cespedes was the lone offensive highlight for Detroit on Wednesday. He hit a three run HR and got on base two of his three plate appearances.

Fantasy Impact: He is performing and reminding people why they were so excited when he first came into the league. If he keeps it up and can actually play 140 games for the first time in his MLB career, then he will deserve to be owned and started in medium or deeper leagues.

 

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Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the A's after experiencing flu-like symptoms. This is a tough blow to the Tigers who are trying to figure out how to score runs.

Fantasy Impact: This illness paves the way for home-grown rookie Daniel Fields to make his MLB debut. It hasn't gone well as he struck out in his first at-bat and made a costly error that marked Shane Greene's departure. Fields is likely headed back to Toledo once Rajai Davis returns Friday. Better days are in store for the young Fields.

 

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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: 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.