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Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
18%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CLE14955576148248444133197.327.458.267

Player Updates

July 17, 2020 03:16 PM
Yasiel Puig: Braves deal called off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig's reported deal with the Braves has been scrapped after the outfielder tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The reported contract between the two sides had apparently never been formally agreed to and is now off the table, as Puig evidently won't be ready to play early enough for Atlanta to be interested. There's certainly still a chance he signs somewhere this season, though the fact that he hasn't been on a field even in a practice capacity since last September means it may take some time for him to get in game shape once he eventually clears league protocols by testing negative for the virus twice. More opportunities for the likes of Austin Riley, Adam Duvall and Johan Camargo should be available in Atlanta now that Puig isn't joining the team.

July 17, 2020 03:04 PM
Braves' Yasiel Puig: Tests positive for COVID-19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig revealed on his personal Twitter page Friday that he'd tested positive for COVID-19.

Puig is reportedly asymptomatic, but he'll nevertheless be forced to quarantine until passing MLB protocols, which include testing negative for the virus twice. The outfielder was already going to have a tough time getting ready by Opening Day, as he only just signed a contract with the Braves on Tuesday, but now he'll almost certainly miss time to start the year. Even when he clears league protocols, the fact that he's had zero practice time since last September is sure to have an effect early in the year. His absence likely means more at-bats or Adam Duvall, though Johan Camargo could also benefit if Austin Riley spends more time in left field.

July 14, 2020 03:56 PM
Braves' Yasiel Puig: Signs with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig signed with the Braves on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The terms of the deal have not yet been made public. It's also unclear whether Puig will be ready to go at the start of the season, as Opening Day is just over a week away and he'll likely have to sit out a few more days to go through intake testing protocols. Once he eventually arrives, he'll be a key piece for a strong Braves lineup, taking the spot that had been reserved for Nick Markakis, who elected to opt out of the season.

July 11, 2020 07:24 PM
Yasiel Puig: Draws interest from Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig has drawn interest from the Orioles, who have made at least one contract offer, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The Orioles do have holes in the outfield (and in most other areas of their roster), especially with Trey Mancini out for the year while undergoing treatment for colon cancer. Baltimore is a natural fit for Puig in that sense, though it's not entirely clear why they'd want to add a significant amount to their payroll in a season in which they aren't expected to be close to competitive. If Puig does wind up with the Orioles, he'll get to play half his games in one of the more hitter-friendly parks in the league, but he may not be ready to go by Opening Day, which is less than two weeks away.

June 24, 2020 01:12 PM
Yasiel Puig: Giants still interested
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants are among the teams expected to be in the mix to sign Puig when MLB lifts its freeze on transactions Friday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.

Rumors previously surfaced in April that the outfielder-needy Giants were interested in bringing Puig aboard, so it's no surprise the team intends to reach out to the 29-year-old now that MLB training camps are scheduled to reopen next week. Puig may not be in line for a multi-year contract after struggling to find a team willing to meet his asking price in free agency over the winter, but MLB's decision to implement a universal designated hitter for at least 2020 should help his case for landing a lucrative one-year deal. Between stops with the Reds and Indians in 2019, Puig slashed .267/.327/.458 with 24 home runs and 19 stolen bases.

April 17, 2020 01:00 PM
Yasiel Puig: Expects to sign after pandemic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig says he has contract offers on the table but they aren't in his price range, Jorge Ebro of el Nuevo Herald reports.

He said in Spanish that he knows he "will have a team when (the pandemic) is over." Puig, who is from Cuba, also noted that he asked for a little more money from the Marlins because of the added pressure he would have faced playing in front of Cuban fans. He did not address the notion of playing in a foreign league.

September 29, 2019 12:08 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: On bench again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Puig will sit for the second straight contest after the Indians were eliminated from playoff contention Friday. The 28-year-old will enter free agency this offseason after posting a .267/.327/.458 slash line with 24 home runs, 84 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 149 games between the Reds and Indians.

September 29, 2019 03:44 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig will sit Saturday against the Nationals.

Cleveland will rest several starters after getting eliminated from playoff contention Friday. Franmil Reyes makes a rare start in right field in Puig's place.

September 25, 2019 01:04 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Generates three hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a pair of runs Tuesday in the Indians' 11-0 win over the White Sox.

Puig hasn't homered since Aug. 16, but he's at least been making contact at a prolific clip in the final month of the season. Through 20 games in September, Puig is batting .392 and reaching base at .471 clip. Puig should remain locked into the cleanup spot for the final five games of the season with the Indians battling the Athletics and Rays for one of the American League's two wild-card spots.

September 19, 2019 10:28 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Provides walk-off single
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 4-for-5 with a single and RBI on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Puig reached base on four singles, with the last accounting for the game-winning run. While he hasn't connected for a home run since Aug. 16, Puig has at least one hit in 13 of his last 15 appearances. He'll look to continue showcasing his ability to get on base and generate more power to close the season while improving on his .265/.324/.457 line across 581 plate appearances for the campaign.

September 5, 2019 10:48 AM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig is not in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.

He is hitting .200 with zero home runs and one steal in 40 at-bats over his last 10 games. Greg Allen will start in right field and bat ninth.

August 29, 2019 11:16 AM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Slumping at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig has gone 5-for-34 with three runs, two RBI and a 5:9 BB:K over his last nine games.

Puig provided a pair of doubles in Tuesday's win over the Tigers but has otherwise been slumping at the plate for the past week and a half following a hot start to his tenure with the Tribe. Despite his slump, Puig will continue to stick in the cleanup spot for the Indians in Thursday's series finale.

August 18, 2019 12:32 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Running hot since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored Saturday in the Indians' 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

Puig hasn't missed a beat since returning from a three-game suspension Thursday, going 5-for-12 with two extra-base hits, four RBI and three runs in the first three contests of the series in New York. He'll be back in the lineup for the finale, batting out of the cleanup spot and occupying right field.

August 15, 2019 03:48 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Returns from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig (suspension) was reinstated Thursday and will start against the Yankees.

The 28-year-old returns to the starting nine after serving a three-game suspension for his role in a fight while playing for the Reds. Puig will start in right field, batting fourth.

August 12, 2019 03:32 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Set to miss series vs. Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig will begin serving his three-game suspension Monday.

Puig was suspended three games at the beginning of August for his role in Cincinnati's benches-clearing incident with the Pirates. The outfielder was able to continue playing while appealing the suspension, but he'll miss Cleveland's upcoming series with the Red Sox after dropping his appeal. Look for Puig to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Yankees. Tyler Naquin and Greg Allen should cover the outfield corners in the meantime.

August 11, 2019 08:16 AM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: First homer with Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Twins.

The long ball was his 23rd of the year but Puig's first since the trade from the Reds. The 28-year-old is now slashing a dazzling .378/.439/.595 through his first 10 games with Cleveland.

August 10, 2019 07:52 AM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Three hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Friday's 6-2 win over the Twins.

The slugger is still looking for his first homer in a Cleveland uniform, but otherwise Puig has delivered a needed jolt of adrenaline to the team's offense. In nine games since coming over from the Reds, the 28-year-old is slashing .333/.405/.455 with two steals, four RBI and four runs.

August 2, 2019 03:36 AM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Swipes base in Cleveland debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

In his first game as an American Leaguer, Puig laced a double off Gerrit Cole in the fourth inning but was later thrown out trying to score from third base on a flyball out. He also walked and swiped second base in the seventh to notch his 15th steal of the season. Puig figures to get plenty of opportunities to ignite the offense with his new club, though he'll almost certainly miss some time in the near future pending his appeal of a three-game suspension meted out earlier this week.

August 1, 2019 03:40 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Appealing three-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig was suspended three games for his role in Tuesday's bench-clearing incident with the Pirates, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Puig is appealing the suspension, so he'll be eligible to play in the meantime. The 28-year-old is debuting for the Indians on Thursday, starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Gerrit Cole and the Astros.

August 1, 2019 02:40 PM
Indians' Yasiel Puig: Debuting for Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Puig is starting in left field and hitting cleanup Thursday against the Astros.

Puig, who was acquired from the Reds on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade, will slide right into the heart of the order in his first game with the Indians. In 100 games with the Reds prior to being traded away, the outfielder slashed .252/.302/.475 with 11 home runs and 14 stolen bases.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Washington1510 .125 .067 .067
vs Ross (Career)6311.333.500.500
vs RHP41911019 .317 .465 .263
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CLE0000000000------------
2019CLE14955576148248444133197.267.327.4580.785
2018LAD1254056010823633687155.267.327.4940.820
2017LAD15249972131287464100156.263.346.4870.833
2016LAD10433445881145247452.264.323.4160.740
2015LAD7928230721138266633.255.322.4360.758
2014LAD14855892165166967124117.296.382.4800.863
2013LAD1043826612219423697118.319.391.5340.925
2012LAD0000000000.000.000.0000.000
Total86130154418341324152976817938.277.348.4750.823
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CLE000000000
2019CLE149302254408113
2018LAD125211200201215
2017LAD152242243502821
2016LAD104142139307010
2015LAD7912312310211
2014LAD148379268121237
2013LAD104212204301166
2012LAD000000000
Total861159211431192432173
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Azl Dodgers9301012034116711.400.5001.000
2012AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua1452101720146874.327.407.423
2013AA-Chattanooga Lookouts4014726461238371529135.313.383.599
2015AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua4143410221401.286.333.786
2016AAA-Okla. City19691224314126801.348.400.594
2016AFA-Rancho Cucamonga5122500123312.417.533.667
2018AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger392200011101.222.273.222
2018AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua14000000--100.000.000.000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/240
Birthdate:
12/7/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Palmira, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cleveland Indians
College:

MLB Experience:
7