Player Profile: Yoenis Cespedes
Before I get started, I just want to say sorry for not having posted for the last few days. I was in Boston visiting old friends, and I just didn’t have any time to get to it. Trust me, I’m committed to this, and the posts will keep coming, so keep checking back.
Researching Yoenis Cespedes’ glove brought us to a company called STX, who has a website that is not functional. The older website for the company seems to be working, and they ONLY make custom gloves. It looks like you can customize a glove all the way down to the colors of the pinky and thumb, but there’s no visual guide, so unless you’re a master of color pallets, it might be tough. You might also have some luck calling one of their “Dealers” and asking for Cespedes’ model. Here’s a picture of his old Cuban national team glove…
UPDATE (3.25.2013): The company has changed its name to SX3, this is their new website.
In regards to Cespedes’ game glove, it looks just like the one in the feature photo, except the web piece is green. It is a little curious seeing his Cuban number, 51, on a green/yellow glove he clearly made for the A’s. Maybe he didn’t know Dallas Braden wore #51? Perhaps he learned an important lesson from A-Rod, not to mess with Braden’s mound OR his number, for that matter. Either way, if you’re into flashy, colorful, highly customizable gloves, this STX company might be a nice option.
Cespedes’ sunglasses are also A’s colors—a custom pair of the Oakley Flak Jacket. You’ll have to head to the Oakley Custom Builder, since I can’t share the pair I built. Here are the specs I used to create a clone of Cespedes’ sunglasses:
- Frame: Team Dark Green
- Lens: Fire Iridium XLJ
- Icon: Satin Silver/Gold
- Earsock: Gold
Cespedes also wears a couple different titanium necklaces, though we could only be certain of the Phiten Classic in the picture above. The other one is very similar to the three rope necklaces we found online, but not exactly the same, so I didn’t want to steer you wrong (any ideas, folks?).
Here are the links:
Oakley Flak Jacket (Google Shopping for Oakley’s regular options)
I realized today that I hadn’t updated Yo in a while, and that’s just unacceptable after a Derby performance like that. Here’s what Cespedes is bringing to the box these days.
Chandler DTM7C1 and YC52 Maple
You won’t find Cespedes’ model, but there are some Chandlers out there on JustBats.com. Its the most expensive wood bat I’ve ever seen, but then again the two Derby finalists were swinging it, so you make the call.
Cutters C Cutters Pro in White, Green, and Yellow Combos
Cespedes Cutters style are only available at the link above, and there you can customize gloves just like Yo’s. Yes, its a batting glove customize builder, the first of its kind. If you want to check out some non-custom Cutters, check here.
Nike Air Huarache 2KFresh in Green/White
For the Derby, Cespedes took a page out of Josh Donaldson‘s book with a pair of Nike MVP Elite 3/4. Instead of metals, he went MCS for the Derby, and you can see those here. In regular season play, though, Yoenis has been wearing the classic Nike Air Huarache 2KFresh that you see below.
These are available, just not in Cespedes’ white/green (they used to be and you might get lucky on eBay).
And I’m sure you’re wondering if you can get that Phiten sleeve—you can, right here.
Also, how sweet are those socks with the logo on the ankle?
You can see two photos up that Cespedes wears the ever-popular ProHitter.
Benik Custom Wrist/Thumb Sliding Guard
This one is a funny-looking fusion of a could different guards, but you can check out Benik’s offerings at the link above.
Evoshield Leg Guard in Green
As you know by now, Evoshield has a bunch of colors now, just no green yet.