Puig and Mondesi, side by side

With Yasiel Puig fulfilling the destiny of his twenty-six-year-old season he now ranks side by side with Raul Mondesi in OPS+.  Back in 2013 when Puig was going to start the year in AAA, I projected that he would come up and have a Raul Mondesi type of impact. He did, and now that he has completed the 2017 regular season you can see just how Mondesi like his career has been.

Below is a table of every LAD,  <= 26 years old, with an OPS+ of at least 109. Puig and Mondesi are within 150 plate appearances which means you can make some WAR comparisons. Mondesi had a bWAR of 17.1 while Puig is at 16.5.  The physical comparisons were there so it is interesting that they also ended up being replicated in the stats.

Player            OPS+   PA  HR   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
Mike Piazza        151 1592  92 .322 .375 .557 .932
Pedro Guerrero     144 1310  53 .305 .366 .502 .868
Corey Seager       133 1413  52 .305 .374 .502 .876
Frank Howard       129 1829  99 .280 .332 .512 .844
Yasiel Puig        128 2321  85 .281 .357 .475 .833

Raul Mondesi       127 2468 100 .299 .339 .511 .850
Matt Kemp          125 3158 128 .294 .350 .496 .846
Mike Marshall      120 2122  90 .268 .328 .456 .784
Steve Garvey       120 2424  64 .297 .332 .447 .779
Andre Ethier       118 1544  44 .299 .364 .482 .846
Willie Crawford    117 2227  54 .262 .346 .413 .759
Tommy Davis        117 2886  83 .303 .337 .448 .785
Ron Fairly         115 2998  62 .270 .361 .402 .763
Joc Pederson       112 1422  62 .222 .345 .435 .780
Jim Lefebvre       111 2111  49 .259 .327 .391 .718
Ron Cey            109 1315  34 .254 .346 .390 .736

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/9/2017.

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2 Comments

  1. Michael

    Let’s just hope he doesn’t decide to go into politics when his playing career is over.

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    • 68elcamino427

      Mayor of 100 Fires!

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