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Ron Reiring I got a chance to watch Yasiel Puig continue his remarkable run Thursday night with a 2-run single to beat the Phillies, and that was after face-planting into the outfield wall. Great rookie numbers, crashing into walls? Sounds like somebody else we know. But what do we do with this guy if he’s on our fantasy team? Ride it out and enjoy the show? Sell him high while PuigMania is at it’s peak? Mortgage the farm to acquire him? I have some thoughts. Puig's early stats have been incredible, historic even, as he's slashed .427/.457/.708 with 7 homers and 16 RBI through his first 23 games. What we don’t see in those stats is the way he plays baseball like his head is on fire, almost to a fault (I’ve seen him thrown out at second trying to stretch a single at least twice already). He's captured the imagination of baseball fans and there's even a debate as to whether he should be on the All-Star roster. There isn’t a ton of information on Puig from the minor leagues here in the States, but in 2012, Puig played his first 23 games between Rookie ball and A+. He hit .363 with 5 homers and 15 RBI. Other than stealing more bags, those numbers are awfully similar to what he’s doing in MLB through 23 games. The dude is treating the major leagues, the sacred ground, like it’s rookie ball! I think in keeper leagues you hold on for dear life, although this was absolutely one of my favorite tweets from the past week just for the sheer reality of it: Yasiel Puig has a 1.229 OPS and 7 HR through first 20 games of his career. Jeff Francoeur had a 1.226 and 7 HR through his first 20 games.— Matt Meyers (@mtmeyers) June 25, 2013 In redraft leagues the question is being asked all over the place....do I trade this guy and what can I get for him? I’ve seen all kinds of proposals and offers in chats, blogs, etc. When people ask me what they should trade him for I keep telling them the same thing: a Top 30 bat or a Top 20 arm. My reason for this is that I think Puig is legit, and I can see his ADP next year in the Top 50 overall based on his ability to hit for power as well as steal some bases, and that’s even if he does regress a bit. If the other person isn’t willing to give up that kind of value, walk away. Last year, some folks were waiting for the other shoe to drop on Mike Trout...AND IT NEVER HAPPENED. I am not one to fall in love with my players, and no one on my roster is untouchable, but I think Puig is legit. I think he could very well keep this up and be the guy that changes the Dodgers’ fortune, and maybe the fortune of your fantasy team. Do you think Puig is trade bait or the real deal? What’s Puig going for in your leagues? Recent Posts: Week 13 Closer Report: Papelbon Prospect Report: Outfielders Three Up, Three Down: Michael Cuddyer Mike Buttil @643ball Player page links courtesy of Razzball
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Yasiel Puig may have taken Major League Baseball by storm, but NL All-Star manager says the phenom still has to prove himself if he wants to play in the midsummer classic.
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.
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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.
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Although he may not know how to speak English, 22 year-old Cuban native Yasiel Puig has proved that he can definitely speak the game of baseball. This language barrier is not giving this fresh-faced rookie any issues marking his territory in the Dodgers’ ball club.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig singled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, Andre Ethier had a two-run double, and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 6-4 victory on Thursday night. Greinke (4-3) struck out five over seven innings and allowed four runs on 12 hits, including solo homers...
Yasiel Puig doing something remarkable is becoming so common that it hardly qualifies as news anymore.
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CBS Sports is reporting that the Red Sox are one of the teams scouting Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
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The Dodgers seem to have scored big when they signed Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig for $42 million, so it’s no surprise they are in on Gonzalez as well.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers won their sixth in a row on Thursday night behind an offense that has suddenly come to life. Yasiel Puig proved he can hit the down and away slider to drive in two runs to go ahead for what would be a 6-4 victory at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies.
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The Phillies’ short two-game win streak came to an end on Thursday with a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers in the opener of their four game set. Phenom Yasiel Puig burned them in the seventh with a two run single off Justin De Fratus just a half inning after they had taken their first lead of the game.
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Philadelphia Phillies (38-42) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (36-42)
John Lannan (0-2, 5.84) vs. Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09)
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The Phillies will look to John Lannan to stop Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers tonight, who have won six in a row. Last night, Puig won the game for them with a 2-RBI single...