Yoenis Cespedes
Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes (LF,CF)

New York Mets - 98% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

Cespedes hit 1-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be a ballast for the New York Mets. For the season, he now has 31 homeruns, 86 RBI, and a .283 average. These could be his last few games as a Met, as he will likely opt for free agency to cash in on a strong season.

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Cespedes had a short night, as the Philadelphia Phillies got off to a hot start against the New York Mets. Cespedes hit 1-for-2 to keep his four game hit streak going.

Fantasy Impact: The Phillies scored 10 runs in four innings against the Mets so Ty Kelly came in as a substitute for Cespedes, limiting his fantasy opportunity. He should bounce back soon as the Mets need him in the lineup to stay in the playoff race.

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Cespedes batted 1-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI, and one strikeout in the 10-5 New York Mets win.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to be a reliable run producer for the New York Mets. Overall, he has 30 homeruns, 83 RBI, and 67 runs scored. He will look to finish the season strong as he likely heads into free agency.

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Yoenis Cespedes finished 3-for-4 with a walk, double and two RBI on Thursday. Cespedes is 8-for-29 with three doubles, a run scored, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has a .903 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes is hitless in five of his last 10 games and only has two multi-hit games in his last 10 games, but has a double in three of his last five games. He has a .233 batting average in September with three home runs, four doubles, eight runs scored, and 15 RBI.

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Cespedes batted 2-for-6 in the New York Mets 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. He had one RBI and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been getting hits against the Twins, but the RBI haven't been there. His owners should remain patient as he still hits at the heart of a red hot New York Mets lineup.

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Cespedes batted 1-for-4 in the New York Mets 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. He drove in one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Since losing his hitting streak, Cespedes has had a few quiet games. However, he should bounce back soon as the clamor to resign the stud outfielder grows with each homerun.

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Cespedes had a big day at the plate. He went 1-for-4 as he hit a grand slam in the third inning off starter Williams Perez.

Fantasy Impact: With that homerun, Cespedes now has a seven game hit streak. For the season, he had 30 homeruns, 78 RBIs and .293 batting average. He will look to build on those numbers in the coming weeks as he will likely opt out of his contract in the off-season.

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Cespedes finished 1-for-5 with a homerun. He also contributed two runs scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: With the homerun, Cespedes extended his hitting streak to six games. He's in a groove right now, and it's hard to ignore his rising price in DFS. However, he's worth a play in any format right now.

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Cespedes produced with the two hits in four at-bats. He had one run scored, one RBI, and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes now has a five-game hit streak. He will look to continue his hit streak against righty John Grant of the Atlanta Braves. He's becoming pricey in DFS, but still worth a play.

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Cespedes extended his hit streak to three games by blasting a home run off of Cincinnati Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen. Cespedes batted 1-for-4 with the home run, two RBI, one walk and one strkeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to produce at the heart of the New York Mets offense. He now has 28 home runs, 70 RBI and a .293 average heading into the last month of baseball.

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Cespedes couldn't get the bat going in the New York Mets loss. He finished 0-for-4 for the day.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes had a really productive bat in the previous series against the Miami Marlins, where he had five hits in 14 at-bats. The Mets will need him to produce, if they are to topple the Nationals in a key series for the Metropolitans.

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Cespedes' quad injury flared up again. He will miss Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets will lose their best bat, as they go for the sweep in CitiField. Cespedes was on the DL with the same quadriceps injury. The team is likely being cautious with him. Consider him day-to-day.

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Cespedes slugged a three-run homerun of starter Jeremy Hellickson. He finished 1-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes finally busted out with big power numbers. He has been the lone productive bat in the Mets lineup all year. If Reyes and Cabrera can stay hot, Cespedes could put up gaudy numbers to close out the season.

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Yoenis Cespedes with two hits

Sat, Aug 27th 6:40am EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Cespedes went 2-for-4 in the New York Mets win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: The power numbers are not there... yet. His fantasy owners need to be patient. For the season, he still has 25 homeruns, 64 RBIs and a .294 average. He will look to build momentum, as he likely opts for free agency in the off-season.

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Cespedes finished 1-for-4 with one run scored, one double and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: He was overshadowed by De Aza's eye popping numbers in the New York Mets win over the St. Louis Cardinals. For the season, Cespedes sports a .291 average with 25 homeruns and 64 RBIs. He'll be fine going forward.

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Cespedes extended his homerun streak to two games with his seventh inning homerun off Jeff Samardzija. Overall, he finished 1-for-4 with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: For the season, Cespedes now has 25 homeruns with 64 RBIs. If his teammates could get on base more, his RBI total would be much higher. The New York Mets will need him to have a big September to stay in playoff contention.

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Yoenis Cespedes had a monster game against the Giants going 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs in the Mets' 9-5 win.

Fantasy Impact: It was a much welcomed offensive outburst by Cespedes for a Mets team in tremendous need of hitting. Cespedes, who recently returned from a DL stint, remains a top-tier OF option in all formats capable of going on a tear. Hopefully this game is a sign of things to come for Cespedes owners down the stretch.

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Cespedes came back from his leg injury, and went 1-for-4 in the New York Mets loss in San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact: He will bat next to Jay Bruce so he's in a good spot to produce. However, the hitters in front of him would need to get on base for him to put up power numbers. The Mets would need him to have a big hot streak to stay in contention.

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Yoenis Cespedes to return Friday

Thu, Aug 18th 10:29am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Yoenis Cespedes remains on track to be activated from the disabled list on Friday. He's been sidelined by a quad injury. (Source: Marc Carig on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The return can't come soon enough for the Mets or fantasy owners. Cespedes continues to be one of the team's best hitters, posting an OPS over .900 with 22 home runs in 94 games.

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According to writer Marc Carig, Yoenis Cespedes finished 0-for-3 in a minor league game. He had an RBI groundout. The veteran outfielder is on pace to return to the New York Mets on Friday. (Source: Marc Carig on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets desperately need Cespedes' bat in the lineup. With Jay Bruce in the lineup, Cespedes and Bruce could be a great 1-2 punch for the rest of the year. Cespedes should have many RBI opportunities as the Mets try to stay in playoff contention.

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Yoenis Cespedes to return soon

Sun, Aug 14th 8:03pm EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Cespedes has been out due to a right quadriceps injury. He will begin a rehabilitation assignment as the DH on Monday at Single-A Port St. Lucie. He is expected back on Friday against the San Francisco Giants. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets desperately need Cespedes' bat in the lineup. He has a .289 average with 22 homeruns and 59 RBIs for the year. With the acquisition of Jay Bruce, the Mets have a potent dynamic duo in Cespedes and Bruce in their lineup. They will need both if they are to compete for a playoff spot.

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Yoenis Cespedes reportedly reinjured his quad in his final at bat on Wednesday night. Terry Collins said after the game Cespedes is to be placed on the 15-day DL. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully Cespedes will only require the minimum amount of time on the DL and return in late August. Owners should continue to monitor the injury over the next week.

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Cespedes could be placed on the disabled list. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been battling a nagging quad injury, which has kept him from playing a few games (he missed his last two). With the Mets' offense struggling mightily, they can't afford to lose their top hitter, especially with five games in AL ballparks this coming week. For the season, Cespedes has 22 homeruns, 58 RBIs and a .291 batting average.

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Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday for their afternoon game at home against the Rockies. Reportedly, his quad injury has flared up. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Juan Lagares will be starting in CF for the Mets and the horrific Alejandro De Aza will man LF and bat eighth. Owners should monitor this situation to see when it is safe to reinsert Cespedes into their starting lineups.

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Cespedes batted third in a pivotal series against the Miami Marlins. He finished 1-for-2 with two RBI and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: He went up against southpaw Adam Conley, and took advantage of the platoon situation. He's a must start in all leagues, especially in DFS against lefties. For the season, Cespedes is hitting .367 with 1.177 OPS against left-handed pitchers versus .279 with an .873 OPS against righties.

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Yoenis Cespedes returns Sunday

Mon, Jul 18th 10:33am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Yoenis Cespedes returned the Mets' lineup on Sunday. He had been sidelined by a quad injury.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Cespedes back in the lineup, despite his 0-for-3 performance. Another interesting note that came out this weekend is the mention that Cespedes would prefer to stay in LF. This should help his cause when it comes to injuries, which is good news for fantasy owners.

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Yoenis Cespedes was again held out of the Mets' lineup due to his quad injury. He won't participate in the All-Star game in hopes of returning soon after the break.

Fantasy Impact: The quad strain is concerning, but it's good timing as any considering the break this week. Cespedes has been fantastic this season, posting an OPS of .955 with 21 homers over 288 at-bats.

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Yoenis Cespedes left Friday night's game against the Nationals after three innings due to a strained right quad. Cespedes, who was named to the NL All Star team, was having an incredible season hitting .302 with 21 HR and 52 RBI before Friday's injury. (Source: WOR 710 AM (NY) on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another injury for the Mets who are dropping like flies lately. It remains to be seen how severe Cespedes' injury is, but Terry Collins stated after the game that he is likely out until after the All Star break (so at least two games). Cespedes will also, unfortunately, not play in the Mid-Summer Classic. For fantasy purposes, owners should monitor the situation since this injury may not require a DL stint and only mean a few days out of the lineup for Yo.

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Yoenis Cesepedes finished 2-for-3 with a double, run scored, RBI, a stolen base, and two walks. Cespedes is 12-for-27 with six extra-base hits, six runs scored, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has a .958 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes's stolen base was a rarity, as he has stolen only two bases this season, but the slugging is common for the top-10 OF. He now has hits in nine of his last ten games, recording an extra-base hit in six of his last eight games.

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Cespedes faced lefty starter Jon Lester, and he finished 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been hitting against anybody all season, but he has been particularly effective against lefty starters. For the season, he has a ridiculous .380 average and a 1.188 OPS against left-handed pitching. Needless to say, he's a must start against any left handed pitching in DFS, despite his high price.

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Cespedes was quiet in the 4-3 Mets win over the Cubs. He finished 1-for-4 with one double and two strikeouts, but his hit was enough to extend his hitting streak.

Fantasy Impact: He's still got a long way to go before he can catch up DiMaggio's record. He's hitting .291 with 20 homeruns and 47 RBIs for the season. He's one of the best outfielders in fantasy and will continue to be one for the rest of the year, as he pumps up his stats in time for free agency next season.

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Cespedes displayed his power in the Mets' win over the Cubs. He finished 2-for-4 with two hits (including a homerun), two runs scored and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes now has a five game hit streak. Last season, he was easily the hottest hitter during the summer months. He could be primed to repeat that performance, as the Mets will lean on him to produce power numbers in their quest to make the playoffs.

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Yoenis Cespedes hit his 19th HR of the season Thursday, finishing 1-for-4 with the solo shot.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to strikeout at a high clip of late, but it was good to see the power return. Cespedes does appear to have concerns with his wrist injury, as he's bowed out of the HR derby during the All-Star break. It's something to monitor moving forward.

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Cespedes hit third for the New York Mets, and went hitless (0-for-4 overall). He did contribute one RBI and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: He had a nice four game hit streak, prior to this game. He will lead the Mets on the road in a key series against the Nationals. For the season, he has a healthy .287 average with a .923 OPS to go along with 18 homeruns and 45 RBIs.

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Cespedes came back from a short reprieve, and batted third for the Mets. He finished 1-for-5 with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The game extended his hitting streak to three games, going back to June 21. He's having a fine year with a .288 average, 18 homeruns and 44 RBIs. He has a potential to have a hot summer/fall, like last year, as he looks to cash in when he's expected to test free agency next year.

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Yoenis Cespedes was held out of the Mets' lineup on Thursday, but he told reporters prior to the game that he is "ready to play." He's been nursing a sprained wrist, which he received a cortisone injection for this week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wrist injuries are tricky as they can sap a player's power. Of course, Cespedes isn't your standard player, so it will be interesting to see how he responds. If we believe him, he's not feeling the effects any longer. Owners will need to monitor the situation and keep a backup plan available, especially when Cespedes first returns.

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Cespedes was batting a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a walk, when he was pulled from the game due to a possible hand injury. He is considered day-to-day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes' bat has picked up in the last week. He has hit .350 with two homeruns and four RBIs in the past seven days. It will be a big blow to his fantasy owners, if he misses any significant time.

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Yoenis Cespedes is batting .280 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI, and is in line to start for the NL in the All-Star game. Cespedes has provided elite production this year, despite the Mets' offensive struggles.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets are really have trouble scoring runs, which is limiting Cespedes' opportunities, as he's knocked in only six runs in the month of June. Nevertheless, Cespedes is so talented that he should be able to continue to produce like a top flight outfielder despite his mediocre supporting cast. Look for Cespedes to easily top 30 home runs, and remain an elite outfielder.

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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 on Sunday against the Brewers. It was Cespedes' fourth multi-hit game in his last five.

Fantasy Impact: Ever since Cespedes declared that he was not Superman, he's been raking. Cespedes' counting stats have suffered recently as the Mets' offense has started faltering, but he's still an elite outfield option. Expect Cespedes to easily top 30 home runs by the end of the season, and, if the Mets get some help on offense, to surpass 100 RBI.

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Yoenis Cespedes was held out of the Mets' starting lineup Saturday and Sunday, but he was able to pinch-hit Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The fact that he was able to pinch-hit should indicate that this won't be an extended issue. Cespedes was scuffling a bit at the plate prior to his time off over the weekend, so hopefully the rest will help him get back on track. He's continued his impressive stretch in NY this season, posting an OPS of .942 with 15 HRs.

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Cespedes went hitless in the Mets loss to the White Sox. He finished 0-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout. His average fell to .275.

Fantasy Impact: In the last seven days, Cespedes has batted .045 in 22 at-bats. He had only one hit, one run and one RBI. That's not good for the Mets and his fantasy owners. He will remain in the heart of the order and should get plenty of chances to turn things around. Fantasy owners, especially in season long leagues, should remain patient. DFS players should just let his price go down and pounce on him when his bat gets hot.

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Cespedes did not fare well against lefty ace Clayton Kershaw. He finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Mets 4-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes' bat has cooled off the last seven days. In his last seven, he has a .182 average with only one homerun and four hits overall in 22 at-bats. He's still the Mets' best hitter and will likely bat in the clean up spot with Lucas Duda on the DL. Fantasy owners just need patience until he turns it around again.

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Yoenis Cespedes remains hot

Tue, May 24th 6:39am EDT
By R. A. Beltran

Cespedes took advantage of the lefty Gio Gonzalez by taking him to the yard with a solo shot in the 5th inning. Cespedes finished 2-for-4 with the homerun, two runs scored, an RBI and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes extends his hitting streak to six games. He will have a tough matchup against Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday. However, he could be a decent tournament play in DFS, as his ownership could take a hit due to the unfavorable matchup despite his recent power surge.

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Cespedes capped off a successful homestand by finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored and a double. He also walked and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has been blistering hot over the past seven days. He has a .368 average with two homeruns, five runs scored and three RBIs. Cespedes will get a tough matchup on Tuesday when the Mets face the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg in Washington.

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Cespedes got another hit in the Mets' 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit cleanup, and finished 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes now has a three game hit streak, and continues to be motivated by big dollars (as he's expected to opt out of his contract next year). Milwaukee is near the bottom in team pitching (4.84 ERA as a team) so stacking the Mets this weekend would be a decent tournament play in DFS.

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Cespedes finished 1-for-3 against the Washington Nationals. He scored the lone Met run, and had one hit. He also walked once and struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to be one of the few bright spots on the Mets offense. In his last seven games, he has hit for a .300 average with two homeruns. This weekend he has a juicy matchup against Milwaukee - a team who sports a 4.87 ERA overall.

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Yoenis Cespedes homers in loss

Mon, May 16th 12:25pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Yoenis Cespedes hit his 12th home run of the season Sunday in his 1-for-3 effort. He also walked.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes finished his weekend in Coors with another long ball. He left a little to be desired considering his favorable hitting environment, but he continues to be extremely productive overall. Sunday's performance boosted his OPS to 1.013 on the season.

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Yoenis Cespedes finished 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored in the Mets 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Cespedes also walked against Los Angeles and has a .376 OBP in 28 games this season. He has hits in eight of his last 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has a 1.046 OPS and 31 RBI for the Mets season and his 11 home runs rank second in the National League. He has also displayed better plate disicipline, registering 13 walks against only 25 strikeouts, and has four home runs in his last nine games. No Met has faced Wednesday's starter for the Dodgers, Kenta Maeda, but Cespedes has a .955 OPS and nine home runs against right-handed pitchers this season.

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With a man on base, Cespedes hit a two-run homerun against Padres pitcher Brad Hand. Cespedes finished with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: With this game, Cespedes now has a .299 batting average and an OPS of 1.036. He has nine homeruns, 17 runs scored and 27 RBIs. DFS players should not hesitate to start him this weekend, despite the pitcher friendly confines of Petco Park.

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Cespedes drove in two more runs and scored a run himself. Overall, he went 1-for-4 in the Mets win.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes continues to get it done for the Mets. In his last seven games, he has a .261 average with two home runs and eight RBI. With an opt-out clause in his current contract, he has a big incentive to produce big numbers for the Mets.

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Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 on Sunday against the Giants with a walk. He is batting .292 on the season with seven homers, 14 runs, and 23 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Playing in New York continues to agree with Cespedes, who is currently projected for 49 homers and 162 RBI. He obviously won't hit those numbers, but he is cementing his status as an elite fantasy outfielder and should turn in a season comparable to 2015.

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Yoenis Cespedes returned to action Tuesday, launching a pinch-hit HR that helped the Mets to victory.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Cespedes return, and he's now expected to be back in the team's starting lineup moving forward.

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Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets lineup Monday against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Yoenis Cespedes haf his right knee drained and is listed as day-to-day. This is the second straight day that Yoenis will be out of the Mets lineup.

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Yoenis Cespedes will miss his second straight game on Sunday with a leg injury. (Source: Adam Rubin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes aggravated his leg injury on Friday night and did not play tonight. Cespedes was unable to swing a bat and will be out of the lineup again on Sunday. His return is unknown and his situation can be considered day to day.

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Yoenis Cespedes stays hot

Thu, Apr 21st 2:33pm EDT
By Dan Harris

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-6 on Wednesday against the Phillies, with a run and an RBI. He is batting .291 on the season with 11 runs, 13 RBI, and fiveHR.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start, Cespedes has rounded into form, and is playing like a strong number two outfielder. His strikeouts - 20 in only 55 at-bats - are a little alarming, but he's obviously locked into the middle of the Mets' lineup. As long as he keeps putting up counting stats, fantasy owners won't mind the strikeouts.

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Cespedes served as the Mets' DH, and hit cleanup against the Cleveland Indians. He hit a three-run homerun in the 8th inning.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes has enjoyed his visit back to the American League. In his last two games, he has hit 4-of-9 with a homerun in each game in Cleveland. He will continue to extend his homerun streak, when he's expected to bat cleanup again on Sunday.

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Yoenis Cespedes finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Mets' 5-2 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon. This is the first home run of the season for Cespedes, who has a .200 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: The Mets have only scored more than three runs once in their five games this season and Cespedes only posting one extra-base hit is a big reason why their offense has struggled. Cespedes does have hits in three of his five games this season, but only has a .623 OPS and the RBI today were his first of the season as well. The Mets and fantasy owners should be scared that Cespedes is a streaky hitter, but the upside of that streaky nature needs to be appreciated as well.

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Cespedes batted third in the lineup and got one hit. He scored one run and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Batting at the heart of the Mets lineup, Cespedes is inline for a big year. He had David Wright and Curtis Granderson on front of him, and Lucas Duda right behind him. He's in a sweet spot to produce big in fantasy, and his opt out clause at the end of the year is a big incentive for him to put up gaudy numbers.

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Yoenis Cespedes has been dealing with a minor hip injury this spring. The team gave him a day to rest, and they maintain that they are not overly concerned about the ailment. (Source: Kristie Ackert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seems like normal soreness early on, and it doesn't appear Cespedes' start to the regular season will be impacted. After sparking the Mets' offense through the end of the 2015 season, Cespedes will look to carry that momentum into 2016. He's currently considered a top-50 player by our experts.

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The New York Mets will play Cespedes at center field against right-handed pitching, and at left field against left-handed pitching. Juan Lagares would start at center against left-handers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It appears the Mets will utilize Cespedes as much as possible this upcoming season. He signed a multi-year deal with an opt-out clause at the end of the upcoming season so he has a lot of incentives to put up big numbers. Last season Cespedes was one of the hottest hitters in the second half, and he looks primed for another big year in New York.

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Yoenis Cespedes has collected five hits in 13 spring at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Cespedes returned to the solid form he showcased in his 2012 rookie campaign, hitting a combined 35 home runs, 42 doubles and driving in 105 runs between the Tigers and Mets in 2016. Assuming Cespedes stays healthy, he would seem a good bet to again hit 30-plus home runs and drive in another 100 RBI.

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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.