Mets Season in Review: Yoenis Cespedes
How’d He Do in 2016?
One can’t forget how he began the year, riding into Port St. Lucie in a sick line of cars and horseback to top it off, as well as buying a festival prize pig.
Come April, some Mets fans started booing him in that first week when he started off slow, but he finally busted the slump with a home run the first Sunday the race stripes were worn for 1986’s 30th anniversary.
The booing even made Yo jump into the stands, which had everyone on the edge of their seat at the time hoping to God he was alright.
Though he bruised his knees and one elbow (and probably got an chronic quad problem for the year) he would be everything and more the Mets and their fans had hoped for in 2016.
Cèspedes hit .280 with 31HR and 86RBI in 132 games, with a .354 OBP and a slugging percentage of .530. He got on base at his best clip since his rookie season with the A’s in 2012, when he was on base at a .356 clip.
You could tell he was a better hitter, not swinging at those same low and inside slider he was prone to do in 2015. He was focused, getting the big blast when necessary but going with the pitch and taking the ball the other way when that’s all that was needed.