How Would You Comp Yasiel Puig?

Perspective matters a great deal when you’re trying to look at a question and find the unfiltered truth. It’s true of all statistical analysis, but it becomes even more obvious when you’re trying to find comparable historical players. Where do you set the cutoffs? How far back do you go in the player pool? How far back do you go in the player’s own career? If you manipulate...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig’s 2015 and 2016 seasons represented in picture form

After being worth about 4.9 WAR per season in 2013 and 2014, Yasiel Puig has dropped to about 1.3 WAR per season in 2015 and 2016. Based on this series of pictures, I’m thinking the reason behind the drop has been his inability to get cage work done due to the hours he wastes trying …
Via Dodgers Digest
21 hours ago

Roberts sees Puig as primary right fielder

There are enough outfielders on the Dodgers roster to platoon at any of the three spots, but manager Dave Roberts' perfect world apparently would have Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig playing regularly in center and right, respectively.
Via Dodgers.com
4 days ago

The Mystery of Yasiel Puig

There may be no more confounding player in baseball than Yasiel Puig. His natural talent seems boundless. For bursts of weeks and months, Puig will look for all the world like a demigod in a Dodgers uniform, mashing and running and throwing like he was put on this planet to torture pitchers and baserunners. Those stretches of time have grown scarcer, however. Every year since his...
Via Fangraphs
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig tries to toss ball to fan, knocks out woman's tooth

Yasiel Puig was doing something he has done hundreds of times before at the ballpark when an unfortunate sequence of events left a Los Angeles Dodgers fan missing a tooth. Puig was innocently attempting to toss a souvenir baseball to a pack of Dodgers fans after catching the final out of Monday’s 9-2 road victory over the New York Yankees when an inadvertent accident occurred…...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig puts on cheerleading uniform, dances

One thing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig doesn’t lack is energy, which is why he’d make a perfect cheerleader. Maybe that’s why he put a Dodgers cheerleading uniform on and did a cheer for both the Dodgers and Rams on Sunday. #puigyourcheeleader #goDodgers #goRams @JaredGoff16 pic.twitter.com/naD7vkz78M — Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) September 11, 2016 P-U...
Via The Sports Daily
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig expected to be recalled by Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is expected to be recalled by the Dodgers this weekend, according to a report. The Los Angeles Times’ Andy McCullough reported the news about Puig on Thursday, which comes three weeks after the outfielder was demoted. Puig was batting .260 with seven home runs in 81 games with the Dodgers prior to his demotion. When he was demoted, the Dodgers hoped Puig would change...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig reportedly claimed on waivers

Yasiel Puig’s official exit from Los Angeles may finally be imminent. According to a report by Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball on Tuesday, Puig has been claimed on waivers. Though the identity of the claimant is still unknown, the Dodgers can attempt to work out a deal with that team. sources: puig has been claimed on waivers. dodgers can try to work out a deal with that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Puig helps coach first base for Dodgers' minor league team

How is Yasiel Puig’s exile at Triple-A Oklahoma City going? Not too badly, actually. He’s even getting some coaching experience. On Sunday, Puig stood in as the team’s first base coach, offering his teammates high fives and encouragement. #PuigYourCoach pic.twitter.com/bz32yxQXmw — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 29, 2016 Puig’s response? He was only trying to help. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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