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Yasiel Puig | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Well, we weren't expecting that. Puig hit a triple on Monday night, but he has struck out in eight out his 14 plate appearances during the series, so Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has decided to switch things up with the season on the line. Carl Crawford will move into the No. 2 spot while Andre Ethier will play center field and bat sixth. Dee Gordon 2B, Crawford LF, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Matt Kemp RF, Hanley Ramirez SS, Ethier CF, Juan Uribe 3B, A.J. Ellis C, Clayton Kershaw SP. Oct 7 - 1:52 PM

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Yasiel Puig had a big night at the plate in Friday’s loss to the Cardinals, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

The dynamic young outfielder also drew a walk in the contest. He was unable to come through with the big hit when needed though, striking out against Trevor Rosenthal with the tying run at third base to end the ballgame.
Oct 3 - 10:38 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and four runs scored in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Puig was a catalyst for the Dodgers offense, scoring in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings. The stolen base was his 10th of the season. Puig has been on a tear in recent games, as Sunday was his seventh multi-hit game in his last nine contests. He's hitting .425 (17-for-40) in that span, and his overall line is up to .301/.386/.486.
Sep 21 - 8:00 PM

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's defeat of the Cubs.

Puig has had a good road trip out West, batting .400 (12-for-30) over seven games thus far. He may have broken out of his slump just in time for the Dodgers, who are defending a narrow lead in the NL West. Puig currently rests on a .297/.383/.477 slash line with 14 home runs and 63 RBI.
Sep 19 - 12:01 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

Puig had two of the Dodgers' 16 hits on the night, but the two-run shot in the ninth inning gave them just four runs to show for it. The homer was an important one for Puig, who hadn't homered since July 31 before the blast. He's now got 14 home runs and 62 RBI for the year.
Sep 17 - 12:17 AM

Yasiel Puig had another nice game in a rout Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

Puig is 7-for-17 with two doubles and two walks the last four days. He still hasn't homered since July 31, but things seem to be getting better.
Sep 16 - 12:36 AM

Yasiel Puig had three hits and three runs scored in Saturday's drubbing of the Giants.

Sure, everyone had a nice game for the Dodgers tonight, but it's still an important step forward for Puig, who was in a 10-for-73 slump since his last three-hit game on Aug. 15.
Sep 14 - 12:36 AM

Yasiel Puig is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Padres.

Puig is an extended slump and hit seventh on Tuesday night, but manager Don Mattingly has decided to give him the bump in the hope that it provides a spark.
Sep 10 - 5:53 PM

Yasiel Puig (stomach) finished 0-for-2 with a walk in his return to the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig was held out of action on Saturday with a minor stomach problem. An IV did the trick, but the struggling 23-year-old basically seems to be splitting time in center field at this point with Joc Pederson. It's all very poor timing for Puig's fantasy owners. He had a .959 OPS on August 3. That's now down to .861.
Sep 8 - 3:57 AM

Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' lineup with stomach problems on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

Puig is getting an IV. Joc Pederson will draw the start in center field on Saturday and could continue to see regular playing time down the stretch this season.
Sep 6 - 6:16 PM

Yasiel Puig is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup again on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

Joc Pederson is starting in center field over Puig and could continue to see regular playing time down the stretch. Pederson had a monstrous 2014 season at Triple-A and is the Dodgers' best defensive outfielder by far. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues at this point.
Sep 6 - 5:41 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

The slumping Puig was moved down to the sixth spot in the batting order Monday and now he's on the bench. Joc Pederson is making his first career start in center field on Tuesday.
Sep 2 - 6:27 PM

Yasiel Puig was dropped down to sixth in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

Puig has never batted lower than fifth in a start, but his struggles have forced Don Mattingly's hand. The 23-year-old hit .216 with zero homers in August.
Sep 1 - 4:16 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

Andre Ethier will get the start in center field for the slumping slugger who could use a mental health day. He will return to the lineup on Saturday.
Aug 29 - 6:19 PM

Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Mets.

This is just a day of rest for the center fielder. He is batting .307/.389/.504 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI on the season for the Dodgers.
Aug 23 - 5:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Juan Nicasio
6Joe Wieland
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow