5. Cesar Cedeno
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 25, 1951 in Santo Domingo, Di D.R.
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 20, 1970
  • Final Game: June 02, 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • Gold Glove - 1973
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • Gold Glove - 1974
  • Gold Glove - 1975
  • Gold Glove - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1980
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
7310 1084 2087 199 976 5500.285
 

From the Dominican Republic, Cesar Cedeno was signed as an Amateur Free Agent in 1967, and he made the Astros roster in 1970, finishing fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. He built on that, leading the NL in Doubles, which he did again in 1972, but that was a special year.

That season, Cesar Cedeno would become the second player in MLB history to hit 20 Home Runs and accumulate 50 Stolen Bases in a season, a feat he would duplicate in the next two years.  The flashy Dominican was known for his aggressive defense and on the base paths, which resulted in four Gold Gloves and six consecutive seasons swiping 50 bases.  The four time All Star finished in the top five in Offensive bWAR on four occasions.

Cedeno was shipped to Cincinnati in 1982, and he left the Astros with 1,659 Hits, 163 Home Runs and 487 Stolen Bases.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 10/25/67.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Ray Knight 12/18/81.
  • Games Played: 1512
  • Notable Statistics: 890 Runs Scored
    1,659 Hits
    343 Doubles
    55 Triples
    163 Home Runs
    778 RBI
    487 Stolen Bases
    .289/.351/.454 Slash Line
    49.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1972, 1973, 1974 & 1976)
    Gold Glove (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 & 1976)
    Most Doubles (1971 & 1972)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1979)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1978)
    Highest Power-Speed (1974)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1974)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1977)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1971 & 1977)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1973)
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