Yoenis Cespedes has signed a three-year deal the Mets.
There is no doubt that Cespedes skills could have helped many teams, but he and Roc Nation Sports, Cespedes’ agents, brought him back to the Mets with a deal that will enable him to opt out after one season so we can go through all this again next offseason.
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Nine to Know – From the Bill Chuck Files: Yoenis Cespedes
- Cespedes hit .280 with the bases empty, .301 with men on, .312 with RISP, .284 w/RISP and two outs, he hit .412 with a runner on third and less than two outs driving home 18 runs in 23 PA, he hit .279 in night games and .313 in day games.
- Cespedes hit .311 off fastballs last season, slamming 18 of his homers off the pitch. He hit only .237 off sliders whiffing 37 times in 141 PA.
- A Cespedes homer usually means a big game for the slugger. Last season, Cespedes homered in 32 different games, hitting 35 homers and driving home 70 runs. In those games he hit .468 and had an OPS of 1.788.
- Cespedes took 471 strikes last season, but only 13 called strike threes. Cespedes struck out at least once in 108 games last season, the seventh most in the majors. Chris Davis led MLB whiffing in 123 different games.
- In 2015 , Cespedes had a season-best 10-game hitting streak, he had a career-best 15-game streak in 2014. The longest streak of hitless games last season was four games, the longest of his career is five games, also in 2014.
- In 19 career PA against Yu Darvish, Cespedes has three hits, three walks, and 11 whiffs.
- According to BRef.com, Cespedes has a 15.8 WAR since 2012, 30th best in baseball, situated between Michael Brantley‘s 15.9 and Adrian Gonzalez‘s 15.3.
- According to BillJamesonline.com, John Dewan‘s team indicates as a left fielder, Cespedes save nine runs and his arm saved six more. However as a centerfielder, defensively Yoenis cost the Mets four runs.
- The indispensable Bill James 2016 Handbook projects Cespedes hitting .272 with 30 homers and 101 RBI and an OPS of .810.