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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig is raw

Los Angeles Dodgers Class AA manager Jody Reed said OF Yasiel Puig has all of the major league tools necessary to be a star, but he is very raw and inexperienced for the major league level right now. "There is going to be some patience necessary, as there is with any young player. Young players make mistakes. He's going to also. But he's also going to bring a lot of positives to the team. Hopefully, he will be a big part of them turning things around," Reed said. Puig drew 15 walks in 167 plate appearances with Double-A Chattanooga this year, along with 29 strikeouts, which showed improvement in his plate discipline. His inexperience is most evident in his base-running skills and defense. Most of his experience is in right field, but the Dodgers expect him to play all three positions. There are also some character concerns surround Puig, as he was arrested in April for speeding, reckless driving and driving without insurance.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will need to be patient with Puig, as well. If you're expecting a major impact from this outfield prospect, you're probably being overzealous. Heavy FAAB investments probably aren't wise in this case unless you're in a keeper league.

2013-06-03 15:46:27 | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

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