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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in MLB history to record at least 32 hits and seven home runs in his first 20 games. Madison Bumgarner gave up five hits Monday, and Puig had three of them.
However, there’s one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb when you peruse Puig’s numbers – his plate discipline. In his first 20 games Puig has struck out 17 times and drawn a walk just twice. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Puig has baseball’s 10th-worst chase percentage (39 percent) and the fourth-worst chase percentage in two-strike counts (64 percent).
ESPN’s David Schoenfield wrote an interesting piece comparing Puig to other players who started off...