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Yasiel Puig

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig more focused?

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:04:09 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is focused on playing 162 games this year and has dropped a few pounds in order to accomplish that. "I am working to strengthen the legs and prevent injuries like last year and focused on continuing adjusting to my new life in the majors, to get along with my teammates and try to help the team," Puig said.

Fantasy Tip: Puig has all the talent in the world still, but he needs to be more consistent and avoid injuries that bothered him in 2015. There remains hope that he can hit 20 home runs, but his price on draft day may be down even more with a possible suspension for a domestic violence incident.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDeportes - Jorge Morejon

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig sheds weight

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:02:47 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig told media he enters spring training with a weight of 240 pounds, down 15 pounds from his 2015 playing weight. The organization wanted him to shed weight and focus on musculature.

Fantasy Tip: Puig slipped down draft boards because of his reduced playing abilities, mercurial personality and ballooning play weight. This is a step in the right direction. Don't go too crazy on draft day with Puig until he proves himself on the field, though. It's best to stay in the middle to later rounds.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Andy McCullough

Dodgers | Frankie Montas headed to Dodgers

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:14:31 -0800

Chicago White Sox SP Frankie Montas was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Dec. 16, in an undisclosed deal. A source said that Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not involved in the trade. Players are still being informed of the deal, but the deal is said to be done.

Fantasy Tip: Montas is the White Sox's top pitching prospect, but there is no word who is headed to Chicago. Montas, 23 in March, was 5-5 with a 2.97 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 112 innings at Class AA last season. He could be a rotation option and an NL-only flyer.

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Dodgers | Team wants Yasiel Puig to shed weight

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:01:59 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is being encouraged to become leaner over the offseason in an effort to improve the likelihood of him staying on the field and avoiding injuries. "He has continued to get bigger and stronger each year," president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "It may not be the optimal size for him to play 150 games, 150-plus games."

Fantasy Tip: Through his first three years in the league, Puig has averaged just 110 games per season, and he has never hit 20 home runs or stole 15 bases. The potential is there, and he has returned high-end results in stretches. Still, he should be viewed as an extremely risky No. 2 outfielder in yearly leagues entering 2016, and reaching too early for him on draft day is ill-advised.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig in NLDS Game 4 lineup

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:29:08 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is in the lineup Tuesday, Oct. 13, for Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Puig ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) may be best left on the bench because he is hitless in three at-bats against Matz. It appears the Dodgers are cramming their lineup with right-handed hitters for Game 4.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig officially on roster

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:25:35 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is on the 25-man playoff roster for the National League Division Series against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: It was expected Puig ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) would make the roster, but now that it is official, FantasyScore players should view him as a high-risk, high-reward outfield option for contests. His price is way down, but he also has just five plate appearances since aggravating his hamstring injury Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig makes NLDS roster

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:41:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig said he was told that he will be on the team's National League Division Series roster. Manager Don Mattingly said all players have been told whether or not they have made the roster, although it will not be publicly announced until it is submitted to Major League Baseball Friday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Puig ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) returned from the disabled list from a hamstring injury during the final week of the regular season but his status for the playoffs remained up in the air until now. It remains to be seen how much Puig will play during the NLDS, so he is a very risky play in FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig unlikely against a righty

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:05:04 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is unlikely to start over either OFs Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford in the postseason against a right-handed pitcher.

Fantasy Tip: Puig ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is only expected to serve as a pinch hitter or pinch runner in the playoffs, although he could see a start here or there if the team faces a lefty. You're best off avoiding him entirely on FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig activated, in lineup

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:56:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, Oct. 3, and is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) faces lefty Robbie Erlin and hits lefties pretty well. He's at a nice price if you want to plug him in your FantasyScore lineups.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig may not return in playoffs

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:35:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has made a "miraculous" recovery from his hamstring issues, but it's uncertain if the Dodgers will put him on their playoff roster for the division series against the New York Mets next week. Los Angeles is 38-32 when he's in the lineup and 51-38 without him, and some players privately have said they would prefer if he doesn't return. OF Andre Ethier has started most of the games in right field in Puig's absence and has hit .297 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI. Manager Don Mattingly said the team will evaluate if Puig can be used as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Puig ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) does make the postseason roster, it's unlikely that he'll be used as anything other than a pinch hitter or pinch runner, which would make him unusable on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Dylan Hernandez