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I know what you’re thinking, “No, not another story about Yasiel Puig.” While yes, he is currently all the rage in Major League Baseball, this is not another story about Yasiel Puig, but about what he and a couple of other young players represent: a new wave of super-athletes in baseball.
A look at current and historic stats would argue that Puig is only the most recent of budding bombers to follow the trend of a new breed of elite baseball player that has an unprecedented combination of speed and power.
Last season we witnessed the rise of young phenoms Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, who successfully hit the ball out of the park and stole enough bases to warrant a police arrest, awarding them Rookie of the Year honors in their respective leagues. Should Puig continue his astronomically prolific start, he could be receiving the same award, making him part of a trend with no end in sight.
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper could have a newcomer in their elite club.
In 2001, the ROY’s were...
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Yasiel Puig‘s line is .443/.473/.745/1.218 through his 27-game MLB career, which is great and all, but the most important thing he does is bat flip.
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Jonathan Papelbon offered a harsh opinion about whether Yasiel Puig should make the NL All-Star team. See what he had to say.
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig put together a historically dominant month, and this epic highlight video proves exactly that.
Currently the topic of some heated debate here on Baseball Professor, some of us are all in on Yasiel Puig as a rare type of player, while others are screaming regression. His .436 batting average is the highest in any month among all first-year players since 1916 (min. 100 plate appearances), and Puig also joined Joe DiMaggio as the only players in baseball history to collect at...
The Dodgers had to pay a lot to get Puig. They wanted to protect their investment so bad that even though he crushed the ball during spring training they sent him down to the minors in hopes he would mature. A bad season and injuries forced them to call him up earlier than they wanted.
And the rest has become history.
When the youngster was called up...
Yasiel Puig ended his sensational first month in the major leagues with his first four-hit game, Stephen Fife scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Sunday.
Puig finished June with 44 hits, surpassing the 42 by Pittsburgh's Bob Elliott in September 1939 for the second-most in a player's first full calendar...
As July 16th draws near, the debate of who is or isn’t an All-Star engulfs the baseball world.
One of the hottest points of contention right now is the legitimacy of Yasiel Puig as a potential National League All-Star. Should a ballplayer who, as of 3 July, has just 112 plate appearances have the honor of MLB All-Star bestowed up him–either as a starter or a bench player...
Yasiel Puig’s June was so hot (44 hits, 7 homers, 16 RBIs, .436 average in 101 AB) that many people are at least discussing the possibility that he belongs in the All Star Game (Image source: Yahoo Sports at http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/UXg7hfVZ1WSYKYyWvAdkJQ–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA–/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusmlbexperts/puigarms.jpg)
People have been lobbying for Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig to make the all-star game, but why not Jose Iglesias?
(photo Debby Wong, USA Today)
Unless you’ve been vacationing off-planet since the start of June, you’ve heard the clamor of voices shrieking for Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig to be included in the 2013...
The surging Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the race thanks largely to Yasiel Puig.
The Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has turned heads of late, too.
Puig and the visiting Dodgers look to keep rolling while Cuddyer tries to extend the longest hitting streak in franchise history Tuesday night.
Los Angeles (38-43) enters this three-game set seeking a ninth win in 10 games...
For one night, the conversation wasn't all about rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.
Granted, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder did have another stellar game, which is pretty much the standard these days. But Clayton Kershaw accomplished what few have been able to do lately - he stole some of Puig's spotlight.
Kershaw tossed a four-hitter for his second shutout of the season...
Rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, only 27 games into his major league career, has helped the Los Angeles Dodgers turn around their season and is garnering serious All-Star consideration thanks to an outstanding month. One National Legue player doesn’t think Puig has done enough to make it
The Los Angeles Dodgers are not only on a hot streak winning nine of the last ten, they also stopped Michael Cuddyer’s 27-game hit streak Tuesday night. The latest win was an 8-0 drubbing of the Colorado Rockies as Clayton Kershaw was on cruise control with a complete game victory to propel the Dodgers out of the cellar in the National League West.
The Dodgers move out of last...
Major League Baseball has made a comeback on Cuban TV screens after a 52-year absence.
Sunday night's open-airwave broadcast of a complete MLB game is the first of its kind since 1961.
But early reviews are not overly enthusiastic.
For one thing, the game turned out to be a recording of a nearly two-month-old matchup between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves.