Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 2 weeks ago

Cespedes reached base all four times Monday against Cleveland, as he homered, doubled, singled, was hit by a pitch, scored twice, and knocked in three runs.

Cespedes hit his first home run since June 11, his 10th of the season, putting him in double digits for the fourth time in as many seasons. Cespedes's .308 batting average, however, would be a career high by a whopping 41 points. His .358 BABIP will probably drop a bit, but he's a doubles machine (21). Some line drives might start finding mitts, but some of those doubles might turn into home runs, too. Either way, Cespedes is on his way to posting his best season since his rookie year in 2012.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cespedes went 3-for-5 Saturday with a run scored.

Cespedes now has a modest seven game hitting streak, going 13-for-27 (.481) over that stretch to push his slash line on the season to .308/.343/.509.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cespedes provided all the Tigers' offense with a three-run homer Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs. He also drew a walk.

Cespedes' power has come in fits and starts this year, but with nine homers through 60 games, he's on pace for a total in the mid-20s, which is pretty typical for him. The Cuban outfielder's been hot since the calendar turned to June, having gone 12-for-27 (.444) with a pair of homers through eight games.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 4 weeks ago

Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a run scored Friday in his return to the lineup against the White Sox.

He missed most of Thursday's game after an early exit due to flu-like symptoms, but Cespedes appears to be fine health-wise after the brief absence.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes (flu-like symptoms) doesn't expect to miss any more time and should be in the lineup against the White Sox, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com.

Cespedes said "I'm good now" after Thursday's game where he was forced to leave in the second inning after experiencing dizziness and other symptoms. And he's no worse for wear after fouling a ball off his foot in his final at bat Thursday. He should be fine to activate in daily formats.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes left Thursday's game with flu-like symptoms.

He left after the second inning and was replaced by Daniel Fields. Cespedes should be considered day-to-day heading into this weekend's games.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

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

He continues to provide steady, if unspectacular production, as Cespedes hasn't done anything extremely well this year, but he's managed to offer contributions in a variety of areas that have added up to a solid fantasy line. We'd still like to see more consistent power output from the Cuban outfielder.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes accounted for all of the Detroit runs Wednesday in a 3-2 win over the A's. He smashed a three-run home run to deep left field in the fifth inning.

He finished 2-for-3 including a walk, single and that home run. He continues to hit well and his season slash line delivers his owners a solid .291/.327/.489. But he is behind his production of 2014, at least in counting categories. We're not too worried -- the 29-year-old should still deliver 20-plus homers and 80-plus RBI.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes almost precisely duplicated Wednesday's hitting performance on Thursday against Houston, as he went 3-for-3 with two singles, a double, a stolen base and two runs scored for the second consecutive day. This time, though, he walked twice.

It was almost like Cespedes really liked Wednesday's line against the Brewers -- exactly the same as Thursday's, but with only one walk and a 1-for-2 day on the basepaths -- so he just refined it a little. The combined 6-for-6 has lifted his average 27 points, up to an even .300 for the season. This sudden commitment to stealing bases has to be very intriguing to Cespedes owners, especially combined with the fact that he's hitting about as well as he ever has.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee. He was also caught stealing.

Interestingly, he successfully stole third (and then came home on Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado's throwing error), but was caught in an attempt to thieve second. Cespedes now has collected three-hit efforts in three of his last five starts, but with an 0-for-9 spell sandwiched in the middle. He's been a bit more active on the basepaths lately -- both of his stolen bases and both times he's been thrown out have come in that same five-start span. Cespedes swiped 16 bags as a rookie in 2012, but hasn't cracked double digits since. Of course, he's also never equaled that year's .292 average and .861 OPS.