Yoenis Cespedes
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 225LBS | Age: 38
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2017 321 291 46 85 17 0 .292 .352 .540 .892
2018 157 141 20 37 9 3 .262 .325 .496 .821
2020 34 31 3 5 2 0 .161 .235 .387 .622
8 Seasons 3,490 3,191 475 870 165 43 .273 .327 .497 .824
AVG HR SB OPS
2017 .292 17 0 .892
2018 .262 9 3 .821
2020 .161 2 0 .622
8 Seasons .273 165 43 .824
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 29 2722 497 55 11.1 8.1 92.2 112.9 12.2 32.4 .294 .546 .367 .380 .468 44.8 20.9 4.9
2016 30 2193 377 37 9.8 6.8 91.7 114.6 16.3 32.9 .282 .529 .369 .374 .439 47.5 19.9 9.4
2017 31 1317 232 26 11.2 8.1 90.1 115.2 18.9 29.7 .272 .521 .369 .356 .416 44.6 19.0 8.1
2018 32 592 93 10 10.8 6.4 90.8 115.1 19.7 36.6 .200 .400 .345 .290 .394 46.2 31.8 8.3
2020 34 135 16 2 12.5 5.9 86.0 106.9 17.3 50.0 .215 .412 .267 .304 .512 50.0 44.1 5.9
Player 6959 1215 130 10.7 7.5 91.4 115.2 15.4 32.6 .277 .520 .364 .364 .444 45.8 21.7 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 42.9 23.5 28.0 5.6 39.0 39.8 20.7 2.4 30.6 21.3 24.9 7.6 11.1 8.1
2016 37.7 26.0 27.3 9.0 36.6 39.3 24.1 1.9 27.1 27.1 27.3 6.4 9.8 6.8
2017 34.9 31.9 19.8 13.4 38.4 36.6 25.0 4.3 21.6 33.6 22.4 6.5 11.2 8.1
2018 30.1 32.3 23.7 14.0 38.7 39.8 21.5 2.2 23.7 36.6 20.4 6.5 10.8 6.4
2020 37.5 18.8 31.3 12.5 81.3 12.5 6.3 6.3 31.3 18.8 18.8 12.5 12.5 5.9
Player 38.7 26.5 25.9 8.9 38.7 38.7 22.5 2.6 27.2 26.6 24.8 7.0 10.7 7.5
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seamer 1.8 1 47 34.8 11 .333 1.000 .573 36.8 45.5 33.3 .299 .849 .510 75.0
2020 Curveball -4.1 -1 28 20.7 4 .000 .000 .000 30.0 50.0 22.2 .082 .093 .076 50.0
2020 Slider -5.1 -1 18 13.3 6 .167 .167 .150 30.8 50.0 42.9 .213 .273 .208 33.3
2020 Cutter -7.7 -1 16 11.9 4 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 50.0 .114 .121 .113 100.0
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 13 9.6 5 .000 .000 .320 42.9 20.0 20.0 .245 .397 .364 33.3
2020 Sweeper -7.1 0 5 3.7 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sinker 38.4 2 5 3.7 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .467 .515 .433 0.0
2020 Splitter -16.2 0 3 2.2 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -1 229 38.7 56 .240 .460 .327 29.4 35.7 31.7 .149 .291 .236 48.4
2018 Sinker 1.3 2 143 24.2 32 .367 .533 .409 8.5 12.5 21.1 .296 .495 .364 46.2
2018 Slider 1.4 1 85 14.4 25 .238 .429 .322 31.3 24.0 28.6 .210 .377 .308 43.8
2018 Changeup 0.9 1 67 11.3 22 .190 .333 .245 40.0 45.5 33.3 .187 .423 .277 27.3
2018 Curveball 6.1 2 37 6.3 12 .250 1.000 .500 56.3 66.7 42.1 .196 .692 .365 75.0
2018 Cutter -1.6 0 21 3.5 5 .000 .000 .320 33.3 40.0 40.0 .061 .175 .217 50.0
2018 Splitter 25.4 2 6 1.0 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 25.0 0.0 0.0 .444 .563 .421 100.0
2018 Sweeper -27.7 -1 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .055 .057 .073 0.0
2018 Forkball -5.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 2.0 10 498 37.8 100 .323 .656 .427 17.5 14.0 10.7 .284 .618 .383 49.4
2017 Sinker 1.8 4 247 18.8 68 .349 .603 .427 12.7 5.9 6.2 .362 .625 .435 50.8
2017 Slider -0.6 -1 219 16.6 58 .231 .462 .346 30.0 31.0 22.2 .208 .396 .311 41.2
2017 Curveball 0.9 1 130 9.9 34 .355 .581 .428 24.2 20.6 14.0 .315 .554 .395 41.7
2017 Changeup 0.0 0 98 7.4 26 .182 .364 .302 30.6 30.8 24.2 .144 .329 .273 35.7
2017 Cutter -3.7 -3 84 6.4 18 .167 .222 .169 25.0 33.3 18.2 .215 .293 .218 16.7
2017 Splitter -2.9 -1 19 1.4 6 .333 .333 .300 30.8 50.0 33.3 .181 .234 .184 33.3
2017 Forkball -1.3 0 8 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 20.0 0.0 0.0 .060 .202 .102 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 14.6 1 4 0.3 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .713 1.978 1.105 100.0
2017 Sweeper -2.6 0 3 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .182 .184 .173 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 548 1,992 -2 9 7 10 24
2013 590 2,242 5 -7 10 7 16
2014 642 2,400 10 1 1 6 19
2015 725 2,911 13 6 6 10 36
2016 539 2,184 10 -5 13 7 25
2017 315 1,312 -2 0 8 5 11
2018 155 591 1 -3 4 3 6
2020 34 135 -2 0 0 1 -1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,722 47.8 62.5 82.9 36.5 66.0 42.5 16.3 48.9 23.6 6.8 76.3
2016 2,193 44.2 64.6 83.1 33.0 63.4 40.4 19.5 47.0 24.7 6.1 73.1
2017 1,317 48.7 66.0 87.7 32.7 62.3 40.9 20.4 48.9 21.0 6.9 69.2
2018 592 47.7 66.7 80.3 33.7 55.8 39.6 24.5 49.3 28.4 9.5 71.4
2020 135 43.0 60.3 77.1 40.3 54.8 43.0 29.4 48.9 33.3 7.4 70.0
Player 6,959 46.7 64.2 83.6 34.5 63.4 41.3 19.1 48.3 24.0 6.9 73.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 94 96 96 94 73 97 92 97 92 90 35 15 35 11 85
2016 91 88 92 90 85 76 81 93 96 95 48 68 35 23 55 4
2017 98 63 3
2018 96 58
2020 39 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 26.3 31 29.6 1 8 17 18 58.1
2017 28.2 17 16.9 0 7 7 12 70.6
2018 27.5 9 8.0 1 1 1 7 77.8
2020 27.3 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0
Player 27.3 59 56.6 2 16 25 39 66.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 31 31 27 28 29 25 33 28 25 22 29 34 31 31 30 30 22 26 31 30 30 21 37 36 31 32 29 39 33 31 27
2017 17 18 15 16 16 16 18 20 14 14 16 19 17 18 18 16 14 15 19 15 20 18 20 20 16 15 15 19 20 16 15
2018 9 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
2020 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 59 59 52 55 55 51 61 58 48 46 55 64 58 59 58 56 46 51 60 55 60 49 67 66 57 57 54 68 63 57 52
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.2 91.7 -0.5 90.1 -1.6 90.8 0.7
Launch Angle 12.2 16.3 4.1 18.9 2.6 19.7 0.8
Barrel % 11.1 9.8 -1.3 11.2 1.4 10.8 -0.4
Hard Hit % 44.8 47.5 2.7 44.6 -2.9 46.2 1.6
Sweet Spot % 32.4 32.9 0.5 29.7 -3.2 36.6 6.9
xBA .294 .282 -0.012 .272 -0.010 .200 -0.072
BA .291 .280 -0.011 .292 0.012 .262 -0.030
xwOBA .380 .374 -0.006 .356 -0.018 .290 -0.066
wOBA .367 .369 0.002 .369 0.000 .345 -0.024
xSLG .546 .529 -0.017 .521 -0.008 .400 -0.121
SLG .542 .530 -0.012 .540 0.010 .496 -0.044
K% 20.9 19.9 -1.0 19.0 -0.9 31.8 12.8
BB% 4.9 9.4 4.5 8.1 -1.3 8.3 0.2
Swing % 48.9 47.0 -1.9 48.9 1.9 49.3 0.4
Whiff% 23.6 24.7 1.1 21.0 -3.7 28.4 7.4
In Zone % 47.8 44.2 -3.6 48.7 4.5 47.7 -1.0
Out of Zone % 52.2 55.8 3.6 51.3 -4.5 52.3 1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 36.5 33.0 -3.5 32.7 -0.3 33.7 1.0
First Pitch Swing % 16.3 19.5 3.2 20.4 0.9 24.5 4.1
First Pitch Strike % 58.4 59.3 0.9 61.3 2.0 60.0 -1.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 525 150 28.6 .362 .379
2017 Shifts R 315 72 22.9 .356 .420
2018 Shifts R 155 70 45.2 .351 .337
2020 Shifts R 34 1 2.9 .275 .000
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2012 502 16.8 27.1% 2.4% 345 23.7 1.2% 14.8%
2013 527 17.0 28.7% 1.5% 385 23.3 1.6% 12.2%
2014 589 17.8 25.0% 2.7% 453 23.2 0.9% 10.4%
2015 750 18.6 22.0% 6.4% 502 24.7 5.6% 20.7%
2016 628 18.8 16.2% 6.5% 368 25.6 2.2% 24.5%
2017 377 17.8 23.3% 1.9% 225 22.8 0.0% 5.3%
2018 168 16.8 29.8% 0.6% 96 23.5 1.0% 10.4%
2020 35 17.4 17.1% 0.0% 23 25.2 0.0% 21.7%
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