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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Puig fourth-inning RBI double off Taijuan Walker drew the Dodgers to within 2-1, but they would not score again in the contest. The two-bagger was his third of the season. He has driven 11 runs through the first two weeks of play. In addition, Puig has already socked four home runs. This is the kind of start that the outfielder needed after he played to up-and-down results during the 2016 season. Apr 16 - 8:37 PM

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Yasiel Puig finished 3-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and four RBI in Saturday's victory against the Diamondbacks.

Puig, banished to the minors last season, looks like he is focused and back on track. He has had a couple of monster stat lines so far this season, smacking four homers with 10 RBI through his first 12 games. He didn't reach double digits in RBI until May 3, and he didn't hit his fourth homer until May 13 last season. It looks like Puig is paying big dividends for fantasy owners who pulled the trigger on him banking on a rebound.
Apr 16 - 2:35 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a pair of two-run homers and walked twice Thursday as the Dodgers topped the Padres 10-2.

There we go. Puig is the first player to three homers this season, if only because the Giants refuse to use Madison Bumgarner in left field. If he keeps it up, he'll begin hitting his way up to the middle of the Dodgers order. He probably would have been eighth again today, but he was seventh because Austin Barnes was giving Yasmani Grandal the day off.
Apr 6 - 6:52 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

Puig rocked a solo home run off Trevor Cahill with two outs in the fourth inning. That dinger was his first on the young season. In addition, he picked up a single in the contest. The sometime controversial outfielder is looking to put his best foot forward after a rocky 2016 season which saw him (at one point) demoted to the minors.
Apr 6 - 1:35 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Yasiel Puig would not hit in the middle of the lineup against right-handed pitching.

That news can be taken two different ways. To the pessimist, it hurts his fantasy value because he'll be hitting near the bottom of the lineup more often than not. To the optimist, at least he's in the lineup and it doesn't sound like he'll be platooned initially. He remains a boom or bust fantasy option.
Mar 31 - 8:45 PM

Yasiel Puig (calf) is back in the Dodgers' Cactus League lineup on Thursday.

Puig has been held out of action this week after feeling a tweak in his left calf Sunday while trying to steal a base. It sounds like this is minor, but we all know about Puig's long history of leg issues. He remains a high-risk, high-reward type of fantasy outfielder leading into the 2017 regular season.
Mar 23 - 2:25 PM

Yasiel Puig (calf) is unlikely to play until at least Thursday.

Puig felt something in his left calf while stealing a base on Sunday and had to be scratched from Monday's lineup. It doesn't appear the Dodgers are considering an MRI, so they must feel the ailment is minor. However, it must be noted that Puig has a long history of leg issues. It would become worrisome if he's not playing by the end of this week.
Mar 20 - 7:39 PM

Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup Monday due to left calf tightness.

Any injury at this point in the spring can threaten Opening Day availability, but it's also possible Puig will be just fine. There should be more information out of Dodgers camp soon. Puig has a cool .927 OPS with three home runs in 32 at-bats this spring in the Cactus League.
Mar 20 - 2:29 PM

Yasiel Puig went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

He has historically been a monster in spring training games, but not this year. He is now batting just .214 in 28 at-bats. On the other hand, three of his six hits have been home runs, giving him a .920 OPS despite the poor batting average. Puig is expected to be the starter in right field, although he may end up in a timeshare with Andre Ethier.
Mar 16 - 7:17 PM

Yasiel Puig launched a pair of home runs on Friday, leading the Dodgers in a 12-2 rout over the Rangers in Cactus League action.

Puig got the Dodgers on the board early with a towering two-run shot off of Cole Hamels in the first inning. He upped that advantage with another two-run blast the following inning, this time off of right-hander Nick Martinez. Puig also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely in all three plate appearances. He's off to a tremendous start this spring, hitting .286 with three homers, five RBI and a 1.158 OPS.
Mar 11 - 12:28 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run Sunday in the Dodgers' 7-3 Cactus League win over the Mariners.

Puig went deep off switch-pitcher Pat Venditte in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also scored a second run in the bottom of the sixth after reaching on a throwing error. Puig is aiming for a big bounceback 2017 after putting up a disappointing .260/.323/.425 combined batting line in 183 games between 2015-2016.
Mar 5 - 5:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig will begin working with club trainers in January to "shed some bulk."

Maybe a slimmer frame can help Puig avoid the hamstring issues that have plagued him for the last two years. He finished with a disappointing .263/.323/.416 batting line in 2016, tallying only 11 home runs and five stolen bases in 104 games. Puig will remain a big draft-day gamble in fantasy leagues for 2017.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:39:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig won't opt in to arbitration this offseason.

After three years of major league service, Puig and Jose Abreu each had the ability to opt out of their contracts and go year-to-year through arbitration. We learned Monday that Abreu opted to go through arbitration, but Puig will stick with the original terms of his contract. He'll make $6.5 million in 2017, $7.5 million in 2018, and will be arbitration-eligible in 2019. He remains a potential trade candidate this offseason.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:42:00 AM

Yasiel Puig wants to play in the Dominican Winter League this offseason.

He hasn't played winter ball since 2012, a few months after defecting from Cuba, but Puig said he wants to stay sharp and "get ready for next year." Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he's not sure at this point whether they'll allow Puig to play winter ball but added that they'd "keep an open mind."
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer off Matt Moore in the Dodgers' 9-3 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

Puig surely loved that one after the events of Monday night with Madison Bumgarner on the mound. Playing mostly against lefties, Puig is hitting .206 with four homers, nine RBI and five walks in 34 at-bats since rejoining the Dodgers on Sept. 2.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 01:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Brett Eibner
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Brock Stewart
8Alex Wood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields
11Adam Liberatore