Puig batters AAA pitching as Dodgers climb into 1st place
In a few weeks, Dodger fans will get a glimpse of where Yasiel Puig stands with the organization when the rosters open up on Sept 1st.
As of last night Puig has a triple stat line in AAA of .481 | .548 | .926 giving him an OPS of 1.474. He has thirteen hits in only twenty seven at bats, and has even walked three times to go along with his three home runs. He’s also healthy for now. On the field he’s done everything you could have hoped he’d do after being demoted to AAA for reasons beyond what he does on the field.
If the Dodgers don’t bring up Puig on Sept 1st, I guess we can figure that Dodger fans have seen the last of him in a Dodger uniform. They could certainly use him. They don’t really have a viable right handed hitting right fielder with both Scott Van Slyke and Trayce Thompson on the DL. Rob Segedin has been a nice bat but he’s not really an outfielder. At least not at the level that Puig is a right fielder. Yet, the Dodgers may simply choose not to insert Puig back on the roster for the same reasons they demoted him in the first place.
Two weeks from now we will know.