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Mets Season in Review: Yoenis Cespedes

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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 29: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets looks on during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 19: Yoenis Cespedes
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 19: Yoenis Cespedes

Areas for Improvement

As noted above it is imperative that Cespedes avoids any major trips to the disabled list next season. He is currently the teams biggest power source and one of their two best players along with Conforto. The Mets simply can not afford to have him off the field as much as they did this past season.

Another area which Cespedes can improve is his outfield defense. The Mets as an organization are putting a bigger focus on improving the team defense as a whole. Cespedes was not terrible in the field, good for +2 defensive runs saved but it was extremely obvious that he was not himself out there as he appeared to try to not injure himself getting to balls. Is it possible the organization will look to better position him to alleviate some of those concerns?

Best Moments of 2017

Not all was negative however for Yoenis as he still did supply some fun moments. There was the three home run game back in April all of which were absolutely destroyed. It was only a taste of what everyone thought was going to be a long summer of Cespedes dingers. There was also the grand slam he hit in June in his first game back from the DL. This seemed like a big moment at the time as the team was still hanging in there in the standings and as we’ve seen many times before Cespedes returning from the DL tends to make good things happen. Here’s to more bombs like this over a full season in 2018.

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