Found June 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about. Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key situations. He has done that consistently too. He has had his foot on the gas pedal from the minute he stepped onto a big league field. Why exactly did he get called up so early? It was because of him having the potential to be a great outfielder, but the Dodgers are loaded at the position, aren't they? They have Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford. All at one point were all-stars. Puig didn't get the call up until Crawford and Kemp went down with injuries. That took them from being at a comfortable state in the outfield, to hitting the panic button. The minute Puig stepped in, he took the team by storm and once again made the outfield a strength. But, has Puig done enough to make the all-star game? In his short Dodgers career, Puig has hit .420 with seven home runs and 14 RBI's. His batting average is phenomenal, but do the other numbers scream all-star? Not at all. Seven home runs is good, but not great. Although him doing that in 81 at-bats is impressive. His RBI total really doesn't excite me too much. Does Puig deserve the spot over Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez and Carlos Beltran? No. Remember, Puig only has 81 at-bats. 81! That is a very small sample size to send someone to the all-star game. I ran a small poll on Twitter to see what some of my followers thought and I thank them for their responses. Four people said to vote him into the All-Star game and three people said to not vote him in. I have to respectfully disagree with my followers. I really do not believe Puig deserves to get into the all-star game. He has talent, he has taken the league by storm, but are 81 at-bats enough to send someone to the all-star game? As I said before, it is not. If you disagree with me, comment and tell me why. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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