Found June 20, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
There has been a lot of rabble going into the All-Star Game next month about Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig potentially getting named to the team after just 15 games. Bruce Bochy of the Giants, manager of this year's NL squad, said he'd be hard-pressed to add Puig to the roster. And honestly, I can see both sides of the argument on this one. Puig has been sensational since getting called up. In 15 games, he's hitting .474/.500/.789. His .550 wOBA is better than every single player in baseball this June, with only Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies within 50 points of him. But yet, it's a 15 game stretch. Yeah, it's been an *awesome* 15 games, but can you really give Puig an All-Star berth based on not even a full month's worth of games? If the Dodgers didn't have any other reasonable candidates, I could see the merits of giving Puig a spot based on that. But with Clayton Kershaw a lead pipe lock for the NL pitching staff, and Hyun-Jin Ryu having an...
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