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Yasiel Puig

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig benching not punishment

Wed, 25 May 2016 22:26:43 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday, May 25, but manager Dave Roberts insists the decision to give Puig the day off was made before he removed the outfielder from the game on Tuesday night. "It's not punitive at all," Roberts said. "After the game we talked. He received everything well, so it's just moving forward."

Fantasy Tip: Puig came on for defensive purposes late in the game and struck out in his only at-bat. The Dodgers are off tomorrow before starting a three-game set with the Mets. Puig is a combined 3-for-22 in his career against New York's projected starters, so perhaps the extra rest will help him focus on a tough upcoming series.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig still benched

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:59:29 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. OF Trayce Thompson is starting in right field and is batting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily.

Fantasy Tip: Puig was benched last night for not hustling out a hit that should've been a double. Skipper Dave Roberts is probably sending a message to the talented Puig, but the Cuban is hitting only .247 with five home runs and 19 RBI on the season. Puig is a midrange outfielder with a power-speed combination, but his ceiling isn't high as was previously thought. Thompson has excelled with the Dodgers this year and continues to start on a nightly basis. He should be owned in the majority of mixed leagues at this point and is a fine daily selection tonight.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig pulled for lack of hustle

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:53:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig was removed in the sixth inning of the team's game on Tuesday, May 24, for not running out of the batter's box following his single, according to manager Dave Roberts.

Fantasy Tip: Puig has been down this road before. And while it's a bit embarrassing, it's certainly a much better scenario than another injury for Puig. While he has struggled this season, he has hit safely in seven of his last eight games, raising his average 15 points in the process.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Bill Plunkett

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig exits game Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:21:10 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (undisclosed) left game the team's game Tuesday, May 24, against the Cincinnati Reds after an awkward slide in the sixth inning.

Fantasy Tip: There's no update yet on the severity of the injury but it would be a bad break for the 25-year-old Cuban if he has to miss any time, considering he's finally been heating up over the past week. While Puig is out, Carl Crawford, Trayce Thompson and Enrique Hernandez each get a boost.

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

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig fuels 17th inning rally

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:09:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a two-run single in the top of the 17th inning Sunday, May 22, giving his team a 9-5 win over the San Diego Padres. He was 3-for-7 on the day to raise his average to .244.

Fantasy Tip: Puig remains a decent option in mixed leagues. A switch to a new manager (Dave Roberts) and less on-field and off-field blowups has resulted in a stronger Puig all around. Take advantage of that newfound strength.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Bernie Wilson

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig productive at plate

Sat, 21 May 2016 06:40:14 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the San Diego Padres Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Puig has been a bit inconsistent recently but does have a four-game hitting streak. He is hitting .242 so far this season but should still be a decent option in most mixed leagues.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig will be back Tuesday

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:52:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig will be back in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 17, "for a week straight," according to manager Dave Roberts.

Fantasy Tip: While Roberts apparently doesn't plan based on matchups, fantasy owners certainly should as it pertains to the struggling Puig, who has been just awful for the past few weeks now, hence why he's seen his playing time shrink as of late. If he's about to enter the lineup for a week straight, though, that would stand to hurt Carl Crawford and the hot-hitting Trayce Thompson.

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Dodgers | Struggling Yasiel Puig sits

Mon, 16 May 2016 15:21:17 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 16. He's batting .170 with just one walk in his last 100 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: At one point in late April, Puig had a nice .292/.362/.472 line, but he's obviously struggled mightily since then. Considering his talents, it's tough to simply drop the 25-year-old, as he should get going again at some point. In the meantime, Carl Crawford and Trayce Thompson will each get a boost. The latter carries the higher upside and is in a groove right now, hitting .304 with three homers and nine RBI in May.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig drives in two

Sat, 14 May 2016 07:51:12 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with one home run and two RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 14.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is hitting only .233 so far this month but does have five hits in his last four games. Puig struggled at times this season but can still be a solid starting candidate for most owners.

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Dodgers | Yasiel Puig dropped to seventh

Tue, 10 May 2016 15:15:41 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is being dropped to seventh in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Tuesday, May 10, which is the lowest he's ever hit in the lineup. Puig is slashing .186/.195/.291 in the last 28 days.

Fantasy Tip: The peaks and valleys for Puig are part of his game, and you'll need to remain patient and pick your spots if you own him. His power-speed combination continues to give him a high ceiling, but his floor is also low when he's struggling to find consistency. If you have acceptable replacements, it's not outlandish to bench him until he turns things around.

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