Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 7 days ago

Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a home run, his MLB-leading 15th of the season, and scored twice in Monday's 7-1 victory over the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The home run propelled him past sluggers Nolan Arenado and Todd Frazier for the league's top spot. His 36 RBI are best in the NL while his 1.092 OPS is second-best in the majors (behind only David Ortiz). Cespedes has put his name among the most elite players in the league, and there's no reason to believe he will slow down as the season goes on.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 1 week ago

Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs Saturday against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cespedes' 14th blast of the year tied the game in the sixth inning, and set the stage for a Mets comeback win. The slugger has now homered three times in his last six games, as well as seven times this month, and he's slashing .297/.378/.659.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 2 weeks ago

Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo homer that accounted for all the Mets' scoring in a 7-1 loss to Washington on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Incredibly, Cespedes is actually outperforming his magical late-2015 run with the Mets here in his first full season under the bright lights of Broadway (or, well, Queens). His OPS is a shining 1.024, thanks in no small part to all the homers he's been slugging -- so many that his stats in 92 games as a Met would be a fantastic whole season for most players. Since donning the orange and blue at last year's trade deadline, Cespedes has hit 30 homers and driven in 77 runs.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 3 weeks ago

Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That concludes an excellent series for Cespedes, who went 5-for-14 with three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored during the three-game set. Cespedes sits alone atop the National League with 30 RBI, and he is locked in as an elite fantasy outfielder going forward.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 3 weeks ago

Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the 6-3 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was his second homer of the series, and fifth bomb in the last 10 games. Cespedes is also 10-for-34 (.294) with 15 RBI and seven runs during that stretch.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 4 weeks ago

Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer during Thursday's road loss in San Diego.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After breaking up Colin Rea's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh, Cespedes slammed a line-drive homer over the left-field fence as the Mets attempted to make a comeback from a five-run deficit in the ninth. It wasn't enough, but you won't hear the slugger's fantasy owners complaining. Cespedes has made a habit of these out-of-the-park-in-a-hurry liners to left so far this year, and those big rips are no small part of the reason he's been able to hold his season OPS over 1.000 for most of the last two weeks.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Cespedes was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and six RBI including a grand slam home run as the Mets dismantled the Giants on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He returned to the lineup after missing five games with a leg bruise - aside from a pinch-hit home run - and proceeded to punish the Giants with a huge night at the plate. He has now blasted seven home runs and driven in 23 while hitting .313 on the year despite the days off. Cespedes also left early in this game, but with the Mets up by 12 there was no reason to overburden his balky leg.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Cespedes (leg) is starting in center field and hitting cleanup Friday against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was out of the lineup for the last five games, but made one pinch-hit appearance and hit a home run in that outing. Owners can rest easy and knowing Cespedes is back for the foreseeable future, and he can be deployed Friday in all formats.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Cespedes (leg) is expected to rejoin the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Giants, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite coming in to launch a pinch hit home run in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati, manager Terry Collins will give Cespedes as much down time as he can before putting him back in the lineup. Thus, Cespedes will sit out Wednesday and get an additional off-day Thursday before drawing back into the order for Friday's series opener.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Cespedes (leg) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Some thought that Cespedes would make a return to the starting lineup Wednesday, especially after blasting a pinch-hit three-run home run in Tuesday's game, but he'll take another day off to rest his leg. Juan Lagares will play center field in his place once again.