So far, Yoenis Cespedes' time in Oakland hasn't exactly turned out as many had expected. He isn't necessarily having a poor season; it's just that his numbers aren't blowing anyone away as people had hoped for before the year began.
Currently hitting .270 with only nine home runs and 35 RBI's, it's mainly injuries to thank for the pedestrian stat line. At the beginning of the year Cespedes was on a pace for over 40 home runs, but that was before pitchers made the appropriate adjustments and Cespedes had to adapt himself.
With about three months left, Cespedes can still salvage the season and continue to make great strides as he looks to the future. Season one was never really supposed to be the year he broke out; it was just something we hoped for as A's fans being used to mediocre offense. If able to stay healthy, he can continue to build upon this rookie season and use the experience to reach that superstar potential in the coming years.
Here's how Yoenis Cespedes figures to produce for the rest of the 2012 season.