Latest Update Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday Fri Jul, 25, 04:54 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.
We've seen Cespedes come back from injuries relatively quickly, but sometimes he does it too soon and ends up leaving games early and missing additional time. He'll be in the lineup Friday, but be wary of the fact that his thumb is probably not at 100-percent and he could be lifted mid-game if he starts feeling any discomfort.Analyst: Howard Bender
In typical Cespedes fashion, he clubbed two home runs Wednesday night and then promptly left the game with a sprained thumb. The A's are calling him day-to-day for right now but there seems to be a growing concern that he'll actually need a stint on the DL.Analyst: Howard Bender
Cespedes did not stick around to talk to the media after Wednesday's win over the Astros. He appeared to injure his thumb/hand when he jammed his hand into the ground bracing himself after taking a ferocious swing at a pitch in the seventh inning. For now all fantasy owners can do is hope for the best until the team releases more information on Thursday, but seeing as the A's wrap up their home series against the Astros with a day game there is a good chance he could get the day off, if for anything just as a precaution.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Looks like the Home Run Derby did not bother Cespedes swing, at least in the first post-All Star game as he ended his longest hitless streak of his career. For those who are wondering, Cespedes performed much better after his first Home Run Derby title than he did prior to that as he hit 35 points higher with just four less home runs in 85 fewer second half at -bats last year. So, just maybe this is a sign of things to come in the second half for the second-year star.Analyst: Michael PichanMore Experts..