Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig screencap 6.3.14
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A Glance At Dodgers Hitter Fly Ball Distance

Now that we’re a couple of months into the season, it’s worth looking into position player fly ball distance. This distance, available on baseballheatmaps, is the average distance of home runs and fly balls hit by a particular player. This information can be taken as general shorthand for power (hitting the ball further means more power), and…

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One Incredible Year of Yasiel Puig

Obligatory! It’s been a year since Yasiel Puig was called up, and so every media outlet you can think of has a story about his first year. We won’t be any different. Imagine if this Dodger site just glossed over it? No, thank you. One year ago today, the Dodgers were 23-32, 8.5 games out of first place….

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Pirates 5, Dodgers 3: That Game Happened, I Guess

There are some guys on other teams where you can’t help but be impressed by what they can do on the field, even when those abilities are being used to beat your favorite team. Andrew McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP who battered the Dodgers tonight with a single, double, homer, and the wonderful catch shown…

Mets 5, Dodgers 3: A Very Puig Night

I’m starting to lose count of the number of times I’ve had to lead off a recap with Yasiel Puig, but… GIF Link Just incredible. One of the best catches you will see all year by anyone in the majors. The combination of jump, range, and the finish – perfect. Ken Rosenthal pointed out on…

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Dodgers 7, Marlins 1: Josh Beckett is … good?

Remember in spring training when Josh Beckett (and his contract) was a burden on the Dodgers and he would surely be cut? Yeah, me either. He pitched the Dodgers to a 7-1 victory on Tuesday night. Beckett has been, arguably, the Dodgers’ second- or third-most consistent starting pitcher on the club this season. After a fantastic outing…