OK, it's only been four games, but Yasiel Puig is having no problem adjusting to professional baseball -- even if it's in one of the lowest levels of the minors.
The 21-year-old smacked two home runs on Saturday and has a .313/.313/.938 triple slash so far. He's struck out four times in 16 plate appearances without drawing a walk. His plate discipline was reported to be good, so we'll see where he is in, say, 100 plate appearances.
Puig played at the highest level of baseball in Cuba, which is equivalent to Class-A ball in professional baseball. It would be nice to see him get the call to Low-A Great Lakes or (for selfish reasons) High-A Rancho Cucamonga, but I'd be surprised if he is promoted this season. Hell, there were questions just last week if Puig would even play this season.
I'm expecting Puig to dominate the Arizona League and go into next season as one of the Dodger top prospects while being assigned to either Low-A or High-A. For his development, I'm hoping the Dodge...