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Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby CyboNinja » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:50 am

... I just wanted to make sure you were all aware. Let me be the first to say, he is going be better then Giancarlo Stanton.

His first 3 major league hits were... 2B, HR (414 ft), HR (462 ft). He sits at 3/10 after his first 3 games. That is a pretty damn impressive start to a career. The thing that makes me so optimistic about Yoenis is that he is already making adjustments to how pitchers have been going after him. Definitely a very promising sign. Also if Billy Beane is willing to drop that kind of $$$ on him then you know hes gotta be pretty good. I honestly expect his numbers to closely resemble the above mentioned (Giancarlo), possibly even surpass.

Am I buying in too much too soon? Probably, but I really like what I see from him so far.

(his 462 ft bomb, I can't recall ever seeing one land up there before in Candle Stick)
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby Tavish » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:55 am

I wouldn't exactly say he is making adjustments. He still looks like he wants to be a swing for the fence in every AB type of guy.
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:00 am

Vargas laid one right down the middle.
Cespedes has good power, but chases balls in the dirt, and breaking balls outside a lot.
Just don't throw him any fastballs.
Unless he can show better plate displine, 25-30 hrs probably his area.
To say he will be better then Stanton is crazy imo.
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Postby J35J » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:25 am

Meh, he'll probably hit .250 with 25hr.

So he's ran into a couple early on, that'll likely change when everyone starts throwing everything but fastballs at him...the thing I was mostly worried about with him is holding true thus far... 0BB/5K
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:27 am

CyboNinja wrote:The thing that makes me so optimistic about Yoenis is that he is already making adjustments to how pitchers have been going after him. Definitely a very promising sign.
How so?

CyboNinja wrote:Am I buying in too much too soon?
IMO, yes.
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby The Cow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:48 am

HOOTIE wrote:Vargas laid one right down the middle.
Cespedes has good power, but chases balls in the dirt, and breaking balls outside a lot.
Just don't throw him any fastballs.
Unless he can show better plate displine, 25-30 hrs probably his area.
To say he will be better then Stanton is crazy imo.



Yoenis's first HR was on a curve ball. So I guess dont throw him fastballs or curves? As for Stanton, I think Stanton is more of Yoenis's floor than his ceiling. Can Yoenis hit .260 with 30 HR like Stanton? Sure. However Yoenis can steal a base, if he would stop hitting balls over the fence we might just see that skill. Stanton not much of a SB threat and Stanton is one of the most over drafted players in the game.

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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby CyboNinja » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:56 am

bigh0rt wrote:
CyboNinja wrote:The thing that makes me so optimistic about Yoenis is that he is already making adjustments to how pitchers have been going after him. Definitely a very promising sign.

How so?



Well, hes a fastball hitter right? Both his HRs were breaking balls.

post game interview wrote:"They tried to throw me sliders every at-bat, so I had to adjust to hit the ball," Cespedes said. "It was great to hit a home run here for the Japanese fans."



Now I'm certainly no hitting coach but I do know that it takes most young up and comers more then 2 games before you start hearing about them and the adjustments they're making.
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby Element » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:10 am

The Cow wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:Vargas laid one right down the middle.
Cespedes has good power, but chases balls in the dirt, and breaking balls outside a lot.
Just don't throw him any fastballs.
Unless he can show better plate displine, 25-30 hrs probably his area.
To say he will be better then Stanton is crazy imo.



Yoenis's first HR was on a curve ball. So I guess dont throw him fastballs or curves? As for Stanton, I think Stanton is more of Yoenis's floor than his ceiling. Can Yoenis hit .260 with 30 HR like Stanton? Sure. However Yoenis can steal a base, if he would stop hitting balls over the fence we might just see that skill. Stanton not much of a SB threat and Stanton is one of the most over drafted players in the game.

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It was a curve, but it was a lazy hanger. He should've hit it out.

I agree with J. Low average, but he has power. Awesome? Probably not. His swing is long and pitchers don't really have a book on him yet. He's aggressive and pitchers will make him pay for that.
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby Merlin401 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:40 am

The Cow wrote:I think Stanton is more of Yoenis's floor than his ceiling.


LOL what? A rookie 26 year old has the floor of a 3rd year 22 year old???

Think about that for a moment.
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Re: Yoenis Céspedes is gonna be awesome...

Postby jackie hayes » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:11 pm

I love the enthusiasm... :-D
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