Apr 29, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) celebrates his run in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
#2 Hero: Yoenis Cespedes
With several regulars struggling in the lineup since the first week, Yoenis Cespedes had cooled off a bit but got right again last week.
Cespedes was seemingly all over the diamond for the Detroit Tigers last week, earning 10 hits in 28 at-bats with six extra base hits including a homer. He boasted an impressive slash line of .357/.357/.643 with an OPS of 1.000.
Yo also led the team with five runs scored.
Because of his success amid J.D. Martinez’s struggles, some fans have called for Cespedes to move up in the lineup, possibly even to cleanup, pushing the Super Martinez Bros. down to #5 and #6.
Manager Brad Ausmus does not seem ready to make this switch, or any other major move for that matter, at this time.
Cespedes is batting .310, good for third on the team among players with qualifying at-bats, third on the team with four homers and second with 17 RBIs.
So it is clear that Yoenis Cespedes has come to play in his contract year and would do well in any spot in the Tigers’ lineup.
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