Since signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Yasiel Puig has drawn heavy criticism and plenty of interest. It began with questions as to whether or not Puig warranted the large contract the Dodgers signed him to, then transitioned to criticism over Puig’s exuberance.

Puig finished his rookie season hitting .319 with 19 home runs and 42 RBIs. His call up to the big leagues coincided with Hanley Ramirez’s return from injury and together, the duo helped spark the Dodgers turnaround.

This season, Puig got off to somewhat of a slow start in terms of batting average, but was showing more discipline at the plate, which resulted in a high number of walks. Puig’s average has steadily risen on the Dodgers’ nine-game road trip, due in large part to a 4-for-4 effort against the Minnesota Twins on May 1.

Part of Puig’s flare includes a trademark bat flip, which has drawn the ire of opponents. SB Nation’s Matt Ufford argues Puig should continue with his style of play and offers suggestions to the young Cuban to incorporate.
Dodgers Story: Yasiel Puig’s Shocking Escape From Cuba

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

2 Responses

  1. m

    SOLO home run that wasn’t a walk off win and it gets a bat flip?? DOUCHE

    • tomas navarrette

      YOU need to douche, because your comment stinks, puig is a youngster having fun, the dodgers need this youthful exuberance! I can’t believe idiots like you are hating on puig for a bat flip, keep flipping your bat Yasiel, hahaha


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