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Birth Date12-7-1990
Height6' 3"
Weight235 lbs
Age23 years, 9 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 LAN 22 104 432 382 66 122 21 2 19 204 36 97 11 3 0 42 11 8 .319 .391 .534 .329 41.1 -4.6 4.0
2014 LAN 23 142 618 539 88 162 37 9 15 262 66 117 10 1 2 66 10 7 .301 .386 .486 .323 54.8 -2.6 5.8
Career246105092115428458113446610221421421082115.308.388.506.32595.8-7.29.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 RCU A+ 14 59 .335 .275 .333 .427 .272 .372 98 4.9 1.8 -0.9 -0.4 -0.1 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2012 DOD Rk 9 36 .522 .266 .340 .420 .283 .421 98 10.9 1.1 -0.6 0.2 1.0 12.5 1.2 12.5 1.2
2012 MAY Wnt 20 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 LAN MLB 104 432 .329 .251 .312 .393 .257 .383 99 28.8 11.4 -3.8 -4.6 0.6 41.1 4.0 41.1 4.0
2013 CHT AA 40 167 .348 .237 .310 .353 .250 .339 101 14.9 4.5 -1.5 0.6 1.0 19.3 2.1 19.3 2.1
2014 LAN MLB 142 618 .323 .254 .315 .392 .263 .360 97 36.3 16.0 -3.4 -2.6 3.4 54.8 5.8 54.8 5.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 DOD Rk 36 10 12 0 3 4 11 6 7 1 1 .400 .500 1.000 .600 .522 12.5 0.2 1.2
2012 RCU A+ 59 10 17 2 0 1 4 6 8 7 4 .327 .407 .423 .096 .335 5.2 -0.4 0.5
2012 MAY Wnt 78 6 16 4 0 1 9 7 19 4 2 .232 .308 .333 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHT AA 167 26 46 12 3 8 37 15 29 13 5 .313 .383 .599 .286 .348 19.3 0.6 2.1
2013 LAN MLB 432 66 122 21 2 19 42 36 97 11 8 .319 .391 .534 .215 .329 41.1 -4.6 4.0
2014 LAN MLB 618 88 162 37 9 15 66 66 117 10 7 .301 .386 .486 .186 .323 54.8 -2.6 5.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1526 0.4227 0.5351 0.6740 0.7581 0.3712 0.7914 0.4985 0.3211
2014 2191 0.4432 0.4696 0.7544 0.7024 0.2820 0.8563 0.5523 0.2446
Career37170.43480.49650.72140.72530.31860.82970.53020.276

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-07 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness -
2014-08-02 2014-08-02 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-07-20 2014-07-23 DTD 3 3 Left Hand Contusion HBP -
2014-06-20 2014-06-20 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Soreness -
2014-06-08 2014-06-09 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2014-04-06 2014-04-09 DTD 3 2 Left Thumb Sprain Sliding - -
2014-03-17 2014-03-27 Camp 10 2 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2014-02-20 2014-02-26 Camp 6 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Shin - -
2014-02-14 2014-02-16 Camp 2 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-09-28 2013-09-28 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball - -
2013-09-15 2013-09-16 DTD 1 1 - Hip Soreness - -
2013-09-03 2013-09-04 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Strain - -
2013-08-04 2013-08-05 DTD 1 1 Left Thumb Soreness - -
2013-08-03 2013-08-03 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2013-07-13 2013-07-14 DTD 1 1 Left Hip Soreness - -
2013-07-04 2013-07-04 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Contusion - -
2013-06-12 2013-06-12 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-04-19 2013-04-29 Minors 10 0 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2012-09-18 2012-09-18 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Staph Infection 2012-09-18 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 LAN $9,214,286
2017 LAN $8,214,286
2016 LAN $7,214,286
2015 LAN $6,214,286
2014 LAN $3,714,286
2013 LAN $3,714,286
2012 LAN $3,714,286
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$7,428,572
2011Current$3,714,286
3 yrPvs + Cur$11,142,858
4 yrFuture$30,857,144
7 yrTotal$42,000,002

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 119 dWasserman Media7 years/$42M (2012-18)

Details
  • 7 years/$42M (2012-18). Signed Major League contract with LA Dodgers as a free agent 6/27/12. $12M signing bonus. 12:$2M, 13:$2M, 14:$2M, 15:$4.5M, 16:$5.5M, 17:$6.5M, 18:$7.5M. May opt in to arbitration once he earns 3 years of Major League service time. (Deal negotiated by agent Jaime Torres.)

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .340 .419 .583 .365
11 vs R (Multi) .312 .381 .516 .322
18 Split (Multi) -.028 -.038 -.066 -.044
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .340 .419 .583 .365
31 vs R (2013) .312 .381 .516 .322
38 Split (2013) -.028 -.038 -.066 -.044
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What player and pitcher do you enjoy watching the most, not including any players or pitchers from a team of city you cheer for. So basically just on their own merits, without any personal attachment.
(Trent from Nola)
Wow, great one. It used to be Vlad Guerrero, for his unorthodox approach at the plate and, even more than that, his incredible throwing arm. I see some of that in Yasiel Puig, who I really enjoy watching. Even though I'm a traditional 5x5 fantasy player, I really have a soft spot for guys with great throwing arms. (Cory Schwartz)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yasiel Puig's bat flip is a thing of beauty. What about the rest of us? Is it cool if I flip my chopsticks after a round at the Chinese buffet? How about after I get past that stupid windmill at mini-golf? Would flipping a champagne flute after gibing a wedding toast be going too far?
(RotoLando from Cloud City)
I encourage all of these things to gather momentum in society, if only to upset Bill Plaschke (Craig Goldstein)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm positive you've received no questions regarding Baez thus far. Bump in the road or legitimate concern? Also, when are Polanco and Taveras coming up?
(maxpowers from chicago)
Who is this Baez fella of whom you speak? I don't know this gentleman.

I've got a queue about half-full of questions about Baez, so let's just handle this once and for all. Baez is incredibly talented and has as much raw power as anyone in the minors not named Joey Gallo. He is also a free swinger with a cocky attitude (I saw that as a positive, actually) who thinks he can hit every pitch for a home run. It's getting him in trouble in Triple-A, where he's facing much older pitchers, many of whom have been in the big leagues before, who are attacking him with less pure stuff than he's seen in the lower minors but a much better plan. Essentially, no one in the Pacific Coast League has any incentive to throw him a strike because they've all seen what happens when they do.

The result has been ugly, but he also had an injury bout in the middle. He got going, then got hurt, and has to restart again. The strike out numbers are pretty extreme, so theres some minor concern, but this isn't news to anyone who has seen him. He's a free swinger, so he's going to have bad stretches from time to time. We see the same with Yasiel Puig. It's ugly for a while, then he'll do something that makes us all go wow. It just looks terrible at the start of the season.

On the Concern-O-Meter with Baez, I'm at about a 2. It's time to make an adjustment, but the season is still young and the talent is still the same. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)5 MLB Astronauts to save the world...go!
(Shark Normandini from H-Town)
Juan Uribe - Old Vet who's full of Wisdom
Jose Fernandez - Young Hot Shot with loads of promise
Giancarlo Stanton - Dreamboat
Matt Holliday - Quite reserved guy just there to get the job done
Yasiel Puig - The ultimate wild card (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)How much stock do you put into the reports that Yasiel Puig has less than spectacular makeup? Some of the news stories certainly seem bloated, and ultimately, does it have any effect on the field?
(Jason from Huntsville)
I think there's room for him to be a five-tool a-hole and for it not to matter on the field. I don't think his teammates hate him but I also don't have the access that some of the reporters who have made comments have. I'm a Dodgers fan and an unabashed fan of the flavor that Puig brings to the game, but it doesn't seem like he's been too stubborn to make adjustments. He might take longer than we want to do it, but that doesn't make him a bad guy. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)If you could do any activity with Yasiel Puig, what would you do? Laser tag? Road Trip? Liquor store robbery?
(Yasiel Puig's Smegma Jar from Yasiel Puig's Oversized Bathroom)
I'd love to share a bar mitzvah with him. I think it could be a valuable experience for everyone, plus the party would be great. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)If Yasiel Puig was a condiment, would he be Donkey Sauce?
(Guy Fieri from Flavor Town)
I have nothing to add to this. It's pure brilliance. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)11th pick in a 14-team redraft 5X5 league with OBP instead of AVG. Who are some of your preferred guys to target in the late 1st/early 2nd round?
(AJ from AZ)
Hmm. Well it obviously depends on who gets taken earlier, but I like Tulo if he's still there. It's a weird spot because it's too early to start getting cute. I generally would just go with value. Bryce Harper is another obvious play there if he's not gone. I don't see anyone that low in the ADP rankings (say 20 or below) that jumps out as a "wow" move there. I do like David Wright/Freddie Freeman better than sexier guys like Jason Kipnis or Yasiel Puig, but I think all of them are probably stretches there anyway. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Myers or Puig?
(rsambrook from Granite Bay)
Tough choice. On one hand you have a young player known for making questionable decisions, and on the other side there's Yasiel Puig; no stranger to a blunder now and then again himself. Flip a coin. You get a talented young corner outfielder either way.

Related: PECOTA says Puig will have the better season. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many Mike Bordicks would it take to beat one Yasiel Puig in a street fight?
(JP731 from Wisconsin)
3.5 (Craig Goldstein)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Keeper League, you can only keep 3 of the following players. Who do you keep? Bryce Harper, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Fernandez, Felix Hernandez and Adam Wainwright
(Jason from Philly)
I'd lean Hanley, Harper, and Felix. Although you can probably make a case for Fernandez. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Professor Parks. Does Oscar Taveras' hit tool give him an edge over Yasiel Puig in terms of who becomes the better big leaguer? Or does Puig's raw power and speed tip the balance?
(Keith from Manchester, CT)
Puig was difficult to scout because of the sample size at the professional level and uneven scouting reports. Now that the book is out and Puig is still a dangerous monster, its hard to vote against him. That said, Taveras might have a batting title in his future, and could develop into a more complete offensive threat if everything clicks. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of seasons might you expect out of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Alexander Guerrero next year? Have you come across any good comps?
(AnthopoJays from TX)
It's next to impossible to devise a comp for Cuban players with their American counterparts since we have so little information about these players when they come to the United States. With japanese players, for example, we have more information on statistics in their leagues and how players do when they come here by comparison so that we can make an educated guess. This still isn't the case with Cuban players because their society isn't open. All we usually have to go on are scouting reports, and while the reports are put together by top notch professionals who know their stuff, I'm an analyst, not a scout. All I can do is take the scouts at their word. Yasiel Puig exceeded expectations this year because of this variability, but this more often than not cuts the other way. Gonzalez could be anything from a #3 starter to a Quad A guy based on what I've read. Guerrero could eventually be a starter, but how good he'll be is an open question. I wish I could offer you more help, but I'd rather be honest and give you broad answers like these than steer you in the wrong direction. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)I cancelled my ESPN Insider account and signed up for BP this morning! What type of line do you see Yasiel Puig putting up next season?
(eddie gaedel from LA)
Puig is such a fascinating case, a player who is riding an insanely steep climb up the development curve. The player whom everyone assumed would be exploited due to lack of patience/walks now has 16 UIBB's in his last 18 games. He already has nearly as many walks in 10 August games (11 BB) as he did the previous 50 contests (12 BB), and his slash line for the month is a goofy .441/.587/.706. Honestly, I have no idea how to project this guy beyond "stud". I mean, if I say .300/.350/.525 it feels like a disappointing line - but that would be insane for a player of his limited pro experience. I'll go with that and enjoy the ride.

On the jukebox: Prodigy, "Breathe" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which would you rather fight, one Yasiel Puig sized Ben Lindbergh, or 100 Ben Lindbergh sized Yasiel Puigs?
(Jakob from DeKalb)
I would rather fight the Ben Lindbergh-sized Puigs, because I don't want to hurt Ben and I don't want Ben to hurt me. (Sam Miller)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Over his last 18 games, Andre Ethier is batting .150/.239/.200. Do you bench him if you're Mattingly?
(Aaron from Long Beach)
I don't think you can do much more than platoon Ethier right now, with Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp on the DL, but as the outfield gets healthier, Mattingly (and perhaps Ned Colletti) will have some difficult decisions to make. If Yasiel Puig keeps this up, it'll be nearly impossible to bench or demote him, and in that case, I think Ethierdespite his contractmight be the odd man out. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)When will the Dodgers call up Yasiel Puig and should they ahve done so already?
(Ryan from El Segundo)
I don't think the Ethier kerfuffle is likely to be permanent, and I don't think they're likely to trade Ethier before they fire Mattingly, so there's still no room in the outfield. As to the question of whether he's ready: I know it's common to point out that, even in his on-fire state, he's got a little Francoeur in him and so maybe he won't adjust well to major-league pitching. This isn't an argument I'm much in agreement with. It seems to me that the tools that tend to distinguish quad-A players are Power+Patience, combined with nothing else. Puig's not that guy. He's aggressive and he squares things up. That's not something that I think will be more of a problem now than it will be in three months, or three years, or 10 years; he'll either hit through it (like some/many have) or he won't. If not for the blockage in the outfield, I'd be perfectly comfortable putting him in a big league lineup. (Sam Miller)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)What is Yasiel Puig's ceiling? Physically, he looks like a monster.
(Benny from CA)
I don't think anyone knows yet. He is crazy impressive physically and could be a 30-30 guy while hitting for a reasonable average. Or he could completely flame out as a major leaguer because he's unable to adjust to major league quality off-speed stuff. He's super exciting though. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for taking questions Bret. I have Yasiel Puig on my fantasy team. Given that we don't know when he'll get called up, is it worth it to keep him on my bench for later in the year, or should I drop him and pick up someone like Jackie Bradley?
(Matt from Hartford,CT)
If it's a redraft, I'd forget about both guys and grab someone who will help you more this year. Puig needs more minor league time, and there's not much opportunity for him. Bradley is just not that special of an offensive player, and he needs more time too. Plus, he won't have a spot once Ortiz returns. Neither have played at Triple-A, and they both likely need to. If it's a keeper, I want Puig. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Yasiel Puig going to be a top OF? I have the first pick in my prospect draft and thinking of taking him over Travis d'arnaud. Would you?
(Mike from Vancouver )
No, I'd take d'Arnaud first... he plays at a much tougher position to fill and is more likely to help this year, which is when I want to win. Now. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just evaluating, hit/power/speed tools, who's the better prospect for you between Jorge Soler and Yasiel Puig?
(RogerHorfford from Topeka, KS)
The sample on Puig is extremely small, and the opinions are very mixed. I'd take Soler but both have more unknowns than knowns. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's stronger? Yasiel Puig or a grizzly bear?
(Don Henley from The end of the innocence (Duh))
Id pay to watch Puig wrestle a bear. I'd also pay to see Puig actually play in a minor league game. Wrestling a bear might happen first. (Jason Parks)
2012-11-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Dan, enjoy your work. Thoughts on Yasiel Puig?
(Andrew from Los Angeles)
Thanks for the kind words, Andrew. Serious power and tools. Saw him in Rancho Cucamonga and liked his talent. Big guy and only 21. Dodger scouts have good feel for players. Have heard he needs to grow up a little and that is part of anyone's development. If he hits with the type of power that he is equipped with, no one will question what it took to get him. (Dan Evans)


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