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Yasiel Puig's shortest home run prior to the All-Star Break was 390 feet. Only he and Jay Bruce were the only two players to hit 10-plus home runs all traveling at least 390 feet.
Home run and fly ball distance are definitely something to pay attention to as it helps to differentiate between the true power hitters and those just taking advantage of ballpark dimensions, etc. Puig is definitely a special talent and his skill set is top of the line. The real question is how close to his ceiling are we seeing, and if we're not there right now, how much more can we expect? He's only 23-years-old, so technically, we've got another three or four years before he hits his physical prime. The steals will probably drop off as that time approaches, but the power is likely to continue developing.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cameron Maybin went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Mets.
Maybin is seeing plenty of time in center field for the Braves right now, as he is a strong defensive player with exceptional range. At the plate, he has been anything but consistent, going just 4-for-28 over the last eight games. However, Maybin has displayed an unexpected power stroke, as three of those hits have left the yard. With enough at-bats, the fleet-footed 28 year old could have a shot at 15/15 production with regards to homers and steals. Analysis: Nate Miller