Latest Update Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Tuesday Tue Jul, 22, 03:28 PM
Displays great raw power, thanks to a solid build and good athleticism. Also has a great throwing arm, which makes him a natural fit for right field.
Flaws: : Has trouble with breaking pitches and off-speed stuff, so he needs to work on plate discipline and patience in order to maximize potential.
Puig -- like his teammate Hanley Ramirez -- has hit in the hand this weekend during the Dodgers series agains the St. Louis Cardinals. The incidents brought bad-blood to the rivalry this weekend, something that could re-brew should the two teams meet in the playoffs again. Matt Kemp played right field in Monday's win over the Pirates, while Carl Crawford manned left. The Dodgers crowded outfield will allow the Dodgers to be as cautious as they need to be with Puig. Consider Puig day-to-day.Analyst: Spencer Silva
The fact he's able to pinch hit means his hand injury is not too serious. This will be the second straight game that Puig has been out of the lineup, after getting plunked in the hand on Saturday.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Puig was actually hit on the hand Saturday and will now miss his second-straight game. Precautionary x-rays were taken and came back negative, but there's still some swelling an soreness. Matt Kemp is in right field with Andre Ethier in center and Carl Crawford in left.Analyst: Howard Bender