Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

Although Yasiel Puig started his career in right field, he was moved to center field last season and seemed to get comfortable at the position.

Whether he’s better suited for any of the positions is still a mystery at this point, it’s clear that Puig is dynamic anywhere he plays. The 24-year-old made a few highlight-reel catches last season, to go along with 15 assists in the outfield. He made his first start of the spring in center on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs and immediately made an impact:

Puig robbed Anthony Rizzo of at least a double and gave a scare on the fall after, but he would get up and make his way back to the dugout. The All-Star outfielder would bat in the top of the fifth before being replaced as regularly scheduled.

It appears the Dodgers will be using Puig mostly in right field again this season, as prospect Joc Pederson is expected to take over in center; however, a few more plays like the one made could cause Don Mattingly to reconsider.

Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Paco Rodriguez

About The Author

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

2 Responses

  1. david magee

    Wow. Astounding! But dial it back a tad, Yassy … we don’t want to lose you!

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  2. movonup

    The camera work, not unlike the 2015 Dodgers season…we won’t see it!

    Reply

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