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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder | #66

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / LA
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Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and three RBI across four at-bats in Tuesday's victory against the Rangers.
Puig is having a monster June so far, hitting .417 (15-for-36) with five doubles, three homers and nine RBI in 10 games since flipping the calendar from May. It wasn't all great for Puig, as he committed a throwing error which to led to a run for the visitors in the top of the ninth inning, but it was harmless since the game was out of reach. Jun 13 - 4:20 AM

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Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

He's just getting a maintenance day. Matt Kemp will draw the start in right field with Puig getting a breather. He'll hit cleanup against Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon.
Jun 7 - 10:20 AM

Yasiel Puig belted a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Puig took Joe Musgrove deep to lead off the fourth inning in what was his second longball over his last four tilts. He's been picking up plenty of other hits lately, as well, as Puig has upped his average from .217 to .253 over an eight-game stretch.
Jun 5 - 11:16 PM

Yasiel Puig went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in an 11-8 win over the Rockies on Friday.

He smashed a two-run dinger off reliever Chris Rusin in the ninth inning to put the game on ice. He also doubled once and singled twice in the high-scoring contest. Puig has been a frustrating player to own this year but days like today keep his owners hanging on to him. He has a .247/.311/.425 triple slash with six homers, 17 RBI and 25 runs scored in 44 games.
Jun 2 - 2:40 AM

Yasiel Puig is getting the night off Wednesday.

Matt Kemp is in right field and hitting cleanup versus Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin. Joc Pederson is starting in left field and Cody Bellinger is in center.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Puig out Joc Pederson moves to the leadoff spot today and is a nice value play on all daily sites. Zach Eflin has allowed a 40% hard contact rate to lefties this year and just a 5% soft contact rate, making Pederson a good bet to get on base a few times today.
May 30 - 5:57 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.

Puig went hitless in Friday night's game to drop to .219/.289/.383 on the year. In his absence, te Dodgers will try an outfield of Matt Kemp-Cody Bellinger-Joc Pederson Saturday.
May 26 - 6:20 PM

Yasiel Puig homered and drove in two runs in a 5-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Puig's homer was a solo shot off of Bryan Shaw in the sixth inning. He also drove in a run on a bases loaded walk in the first, and he reached via base-on-balls again later in the contest. Since returning from the disabled list with a hip injury, Puig has really swung the bat well, and his .221/.294/.393 line is a big improvement over where it was just a few weeks ago. When Puig is hot, there aren't many better.
May 23 - 1:10 AM

Yasiel Puig hit his fourth homer of the season in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

After struggling to hit for power earlier in the year, Puig now has four homers in his last six games. This one was a two-run shot off of Wander Suero in the eighth inning that scored Matt Kemp and gave the Dodgers a 5-2 lead. His line still sits at .215/.278/.364, but Puig is clearly seeing the ball better as of late, and those numbers should (hopefully) shoot up in the coming weeks.
May 20 - 5:51 PM

Yasiel Puig hit his third homer in four games and walked twice Thursday against the Marlins.

Puig was homerless in 100 at-bats before homering Sunday, but it seems as though he's found his stroke now. The Dodgers might stop batting him eighth soon.
May 17 - 3:40 PM

Yasiel Puig had a solo homer and two walks from the eighth spot in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

Puig has struggled all year, but there was still no good reason for having him hit behind the returning Logan Forsythe tonight. Puig, of course, failed to score after either walk while hitting in front of the pitcher, and the Dodgers lost 4-2.
May 15 - 10:14 PM

Yasiel Puig hit his first home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Puig may petition MLB to use a pink bat all the time after he belted a solo shot off Reds starter Luis Castillo in the third inning. Even so, it was his only hit in three at-bats, and the 27-year-old is hitting a paltry .204/.252/.282 through 29 games. Optimists will hope Sunday's dinger is a harbinger of better days to come for Puig.
May 13 - 8:53 PM

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-3 victory against the Diamondbacks.

Puig was back from the 10-day disabled list with a bang, turning in just his fourth multi-hit game in 25 outings this season. It's been a trying season for Puig and his fantasy owners, but he has the ability to pick up hits in bunches and turn things around in a hurry. He'll try to keep things trending in the right direction Thursday against the Reds to kick off a four-game series.
May 10 - 3:11 AM

Dodgers activated OF Yasiel Puig (hip) from the 10-day disabled list.

Puig was on the disabled list for the minimum 10 days, and he's starting on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks; batting seventh and playing right field. The outfielder has struggled with the bat in 2018, hitting just .193 with no homers and seven RBI in 24 games. Don't be surprised if Puig turns those numbers around quickly, however. He's too talented to be that bad for long.
May 9 - 6:42 PM

Yasiel Puig (hip, foot) went 0-for-4 and played seven innings of right field Tuesday in his first rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

It was a rough night at the dish for Puig, who grounded into a double play in his first at-bat and struck out with the bases loaded in his third at-bat. Still, it sounds like the Dodgers are considering activating him from the disabled list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. It's the first day he's eligible. Puig has been on the shelf since April 29 due to a hip pointer and a bruised left foot.
Source: True Blue LA
May 9 - 9:03 AM

Yasiel Puig (hip, foot) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Puig will play a rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday and if that goes well he will rejoin the Dodgers on Wednesday. He's been sidelined for the last week with a left hip pointer and bruised left foot. Alex Verdugo has been seeing regular playing time while Puig was out and has hit .333/.385/.500 over seven games. Verdugo might see more time in center field at the expense of Joc Pederson when Puig returns.
May 6 - 1:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Julio Urias
9Caleb Ferguson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7Daniel Hudson
8Yimi Garcia
9Erik Goeddel
10Edward Paredes
11Adam Liberatore
12Daniel Corcino