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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 2-for-5 in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
He singled twice in the contest and struck out once. The controversial outfielder has taken a step forward this year in his age 26 season and is likely to set career highs in several categories. He has a .261 batting average with a career-high 26 homers, career-high 69 RBI, 66 runs and career-high 15 stolen bases. Those may be career bests for him but they still are not star level numbers, although they are much better than his results from the last two years. He has yet to meet the expectations set by his promising 2013-14 seasons. Sep 21 - 12:59 AM

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Yasiel Puig will hit cleanup Monday against the Phillies.

This will be his first start out of the cleanup spot since May 28. Puig has spent much of the year in the No. 8 spot, but he has earned himself back into the middle of the Dodgers' lineup of late.
Sep 18 - 3:15 PM

Yasiel Puig crushed his 26th home run of the season as the Dodgers clobbered the Nationals on Friday night in Washington.

Puig also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. His solo shot off of Edwin Jackson increased the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 in the second inning. The 26-year-old outfielder is now hitting .264/.348/.491 with 26 homers and 69 RBI in what has been a resurgent season offensively.
Sep 15 - 10:19 PM

Yasiel Puig picked up a pair of doubles with two RBI in Tuesday's game at San Francisco.

Puig is starting to pick up the pace again, posting back-to-back multi-hit games and at least two hits in three of his past four outings. He also has driven in five runs during the impressive span.
Sep 13 - 2:44 AM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored Monday against the Giants.

His fifth-inning blast briefly gave the Dodgers the lead. There would be a couple more lead changes before the Giants would eventually pull away. Puig is now up to 25 homers on the year, though this was his first since August 29. He’s batting .258/.346/.479 overall.
Sep 12 - 8:36 AM

Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig ran hard into the outfield after a spectacular catch Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said this is just a scheduled day off. Enrique Hernandez is in right field.
Aug 27 - 2:20 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 and hit his 23rd homer Friday against the Brewers.

Puig has more homers in 461 plate appearances this year than he did in 2015 and 2016 combined (22 in 679 plate appearances). The Dodgers' incredible 91-36 record has left the team's players with some odd splits in wins and losses this year. Puig, for instance, has his 22 of his 23 homers in Dodger victories. In fact, he has just four RBI all season in losses.
Aug 26 - 1:42 AM

Yasiel Puig tallied a pair of hits Thursday in the Dodgers’ win over the Pirates.

Puig singled, doubled and walked while scoring his lone run on Enrique Hernandez’s RBI single in the seventh inning. The 26-year-old has already set career-highs in home runs (22) and steals (12) and is nearing a new career-best in RBI. He’s played great against the Pirates, hitting .393 over 28 at-bats this season.
Aug 24 - 7:48 PM

Yasiel Puig cracked a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 12th inning Monday as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Pirates 6-5.

Another clutch moment for Puig, who also caught the final out on Max Moroff's liner to right field in the bottom of the 12th. Puig drew a walk in his first plate appearance of the night, doubled in his fourth plate appearance of the night, and went deep off Pirates reliever Dovydas Neverauskas in his sixth plate appearance of the 12-inning affair. The rejuvenated 26-year-old outfielder owns an .803 OPS with 22 home runs and 58 RBI in 117 games this season for a Dodgers team that sits 53 games above .500.
Aug 22 - 12:13 AM

Yasiel Puig walked off another Dodgers win with a two-run double in the ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

Puig, who had been hitless over the last week, plated Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win. He has 57 RBI in 372 at-bats, which is pretty good for someone who has spent so much of the year batting eighth. The Dodgers improved to 85-34 with the victory.
Aug 17 - 2:12 AM

Yasiel Puig (knee, hamstring) finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Saturday against the Padres.

Puig had been dealing with some minor knee and hamstring soreness. He owns a decent .807 OPS with 21 home runs, 55 RBI, and 54 runs scored in 110 games this year.
Aug 13 - 9:12 AM

Updating an earlier report, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig is dealing with knee and hamstring soreness.

Neither injury sounds overly serious but the Dodgers will play it safe by giving him the night off. He's also struggled against lefties this year (.149 AVG in 87 at-bats), which worked as another excuse for giving Puig a breather. The 26-year-old should be back in there on Friday night.
Aug 10 - 8:36 PM

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

Puig has appeared in every game for the Dodgers since June 27. Needless to say, he was due for a day off. It will be Enrique Hernandez in right field Thursday against Anthony Banda and the D'Backs.
Aug 10 - 6:35 PM

Yasiel Puig socked a solo homer Friday against the Mets.

Puig reached a new career-high with 20 homers in the process. He has 13 homers out of the No. 8 spot, the most in the majors this season.
Aug 4 - 10:44 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

He doubled in the fifth inning and scored on a Chase Utley single. The embattled outfielder is having a solid if not spectacular fantasy season, slashing .262/.331/.474 with 19 home runs, 52 RBI and 12 stolen bases. The 26-year-old is loaded with talent and could produce some monster seasons if he ever puts it all together.
Aug 3 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia