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Player Profile: Yoenis Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes is the first WPW has seen with an STX glove.

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

Cuban Style.

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:

SX3 Custom Gloves

Oakley Custom Sunglasses Builder

Oakley Flak Jacket (Google Shopping for Oakley’s regular options)

Phiten Classic Necklace

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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.

Bat

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.

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Batting Gloves

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.

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

Cleats

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.

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

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?

Guards

ProHitter

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.

Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America

Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America

Evoshield Leg Guard in Green

As you know by now, Evoshield has a bunch of colors now, just no green yet.

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America

14 Responses

  1. Daniel

    I have actually met the co-owner of Chandler Bats–the company is maybe 30-40 min. from where I live. These guys are extremely passionate about what they do, and the bats are pretty awesome….I only got to use a bat for a little bit, but it just felt great, looked great, and seemed like it could take a beating, too. The co-owner guy told me a story of how Pudge Rodriguez’s son started swinging a Chandler and Pudge soon realized his son was using better wood than he was. :P Really quality products these guys are making–and I don’t think they’re stopping there; I’ve heard some of the new ideas they’re coming up with and they sound really sweet. I really think Chandler Bats is going to be the newest big bat company in the Major Leagues before too long….

    April 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    • mike8

      This is about the most obvious “inside job” comment I’ve ever seen. It’s not that I care, it’s just funny is all.

      October 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    • Nate

      He has a new Rawlings glove for 2013 do you think you can identify it and post a pic of it

      March 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      • mike8

        I will be doing a lot of updates in April

        March 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

  2. zach

    where are they based

    July 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm

  3. baseballbro

    does he wear a sleeve?

    September 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  4. baseballbro

    im pretty sure he wears a nike elite one heres a link http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/7169267219_d08c5407ee_c.jpg

    September 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  5. bob

    670 West Washington St
    Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rx-Sport-USA/161006241160

    September 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  6. Peyton Cooper

    You can design your own batting gloves at cuttersgloves.com

    October 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

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  8. Jake

    He has a custom green A’s evoshield leg guard now and a custom green A’s evoshield elbow guard now. There is a pic on Evoshield’s instagram account.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

  9. Peyton

    Lately he has been using the Cutters All Leather batting gloves in all white. The colors are only available through the BYOG system with Cutters. Obviously he did not wear them in the Derby though.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

  10. Josh

    He’s using a new Rawlings glove and different Cutters batting gloves.

    October 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

  11. Jose

    I really like jose Canseco and i saw that he had lots of different batting gloves like
    Franklin (vintage style) green/white green/yellow yellow/green.And in this picture

    http://www.psaprobatfacts.com/dnacertimages/lightbox/Canseco(G55488).jpg and a plain green and sometimes yellow wristbands in his rookie year.CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE A PROFILE FOR JOSE CANSECO!

    October 31, 2013 at 8:23 pm

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