Latest Update Cespedes is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 27, 04:18 PM
Excels as a run producer. Is a tremendous athlete who can play great defense in the outfield, with a plus arm. Also boasts a great power/speed package at the dish.
Flaws: : Needs to make more adjustments to big-league pitchers in order to become a consistent threat with the stick, since he lacks patience at the plate.
Cespedes has seemingly found his groove in Boston and has hit safely in each of the last five games. Perfect time to rest him, right? Ugh. He'll take a seat in favor of Daniel Nava on Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Cespedes hasn't lived up to the billing since being traded to the Red Sox -- many ironically blame the A's offensive woes on losing the Cuban slugger. Before Sunday, was slashing a woeful .234/.247/.455, making him roughly 16-percent below league average for the month. He's steaky hitter, however, and the light could turn on at any minute. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Cespedes homered for the fourth time since joining the Red Sox at the trade deadline, as he continues to enjoy his new home ballpark. The Cuban slugger is now slashing .252/.293/.461 with 21 home runs and 83 RBI on the season as he remains one of the best power-hitting outfielders to own down the stretch, despite a poor batting average. Analyst: Matthew Beck
No specific word on why Cespedes left the game other than a "family medical emergency," but apparently all is well now and life continues. He's back in left field for the Sox and batting cleanup on Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender