2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Yasiel Puig
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
What a difference a year makes for Yasiel Puig . Entering drafts in 2019, he represented a target primed for a breakout moving to Cicinnati’s friendly environment and potentially unlocking his opposite field power. On the surface, Puig produced a decent season with 76 runs, 24 home runs, 84 RBI, 19 stolen bases and a .267/.327/.458 slash line over 149 contests. But, it also felt like a disappointment as well. Puig ended the year with Cleveland hitting only two home runs his last 49 games with the Indians but stealing five bases with a .297 average.
Every time it feels like fantasy owners can get a feel for how Puig will perform, situations change. Perhaps it’s time to accept him for who Puig appears to be. A .260-ish hitter with mid-20 home run power and the ability to generate stolen bases in the double digits provided the chance to run.
Beneath his numbers from 2019, Puig recorded his highest swinging strike percent (13.6) since 2015, and the highest O-Swing...