Yasiel Puig

#66 RF / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 255 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

Fantasy Points by Week

    Own
    98%
    Start
    72%
    RF Rank
    NR
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Out of lineup

      Puig is out of the lineup Wednesday against Cincinnati. Puig was removed from Tuesday's game because of lack of hustle on a ball he hit off the outfield wall which is a likely reason he's riding the bench Wednesday. Trayce Thompson will get the start in right field and bat fifth in replace of the oft-immature behaving Puig.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Removed for lack of hustle Tuesday

      Puig was removed from Tuesday's game due to a lack of hustle on a ball that he hit off the outfield wall rather than a hand injury, as initially believed, the Los Angeles Times reports. Puig thought he had homered in the sixth inning, but his decision to watch the ball rather than run on contact left him with a long single. After coming around to score on a head-first slide into home plate, it was believed that Puig may have suffered a hand injury. That was not the case, however, as manager Dave Roberts removed Puig for the lack of hustle. After the game, Puig said that Roberts' decision to remove him was the correct one. Fortunately, there is no injury in play, and Puig's willingness to acknowledge the misstep may lead him back into the starting lineup without further punishment.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Leaves Tuesday with apparent hand injury

      Puig left Tuesday's game after suffering an apparent hand injury on an awkward slide at home plate in the sixth inning, the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reports. The trainers and manager Dave Roberts checked on Puig after the slide, but since he did not immediately head to the clubhouse, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra posited that the injury is likely not very serious. More information should become available Wednesday, and Puig should be considered day-to-day for now.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Seals extra-innings win with clutch hitting

      Puig went 3-for-7 with two RBI, a stolen base, a walk and a run scored in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Padres. Puig notched his second multi-hit game in the last three and was able to break the game open in the 17th inning with a two-run single. His .244 batting average is still lacking, but Puig has now hit safely in five of his last six games and will retain fantasy value despite his struggles at the plate if he remains active on the basepaths.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Crushes fifth homer Friday

      Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs Friday at the Padres. Puig's fifth homer of the year gave the Dodgers a two-run lead in a game they'd go on to lose. He now has a modest four-game hitting streak and he's slashing a disappointing .242/.284/.392.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Hitting eighth Wednesday

      Puig will hit eighth for the first time in his career Wednesday, AM 570's David Vassegh reports. This is a sign of the times, as Puig is frustrating fantasy owners and Dodger fans alike, slashing .232/.273/.373 on the season. Puig's .269 BABIP may give some owners hope that he'll turn it around, but most reports suggest Puig is completely lost at the plate right now, so at the very least he should be avoided in daily cash games.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Out of Monday's lineup

      Puig is out of the starting lineup Monday against the Angels. Puig is struggling at the plate right now, posting a lowly .192 batting average over the past week, so manager Dave Roberts will give the 25-year-old the night off. Trayce Thompson will fill in for him in right field.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Will return to action Monday

      Puig, who was given the day off Sunday, will return to the lineup Monday according to manager Dave Roberts, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. Puig has been markedly out-performed by Trayce Thompson this season from a statistical standpoint, as his tendency to chase pitches has left him with a .288 OBP that leaves much to be desired. After going 0-for-4 at the plate in back-to-back games, Puig was given the day off Sunday to think about his pitch selection, although his benching does not appear to be a long-term concern just yet.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Gets the day off Sunday

      Puig is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports. Puig had been in the lineup for five straight contests, but has been struggling significantly of late. He was held without a hit in his last two contests, and since April 15, is slashing .151/.162/.274. The rough stretch has brought his season average down to .236, so manager Dave Roberts will give him the day to clear his head, while Trayce Thompson gets the start in right field.

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      Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Shows signs of life in Tuesday's win

      Puig went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in Tuesday's victory against the Rays. Tuesday's performance was nice, but ultimately doesn't change the fact that his slash line has been trending downward since Opening Day. Now in his fourth season, Puig's peripherals are practically all below the league average. Once a foregone conclusion to eventually be a superstar, one can't help but wonder if Puig will ever fulfill that projection.