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Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

While the expectations for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a whole are for them to reach the World Series, Yasiel Puig faces his own expectations to take the next step forward in his development.

Puig reported to Spring Training over one week before position players were expected in camp, and he also beat the official report date for pitchers and catchers. His work hasn’t gone unnoticed as Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has credited Puig multiple times in recent weeks for the dedication and focus he’s shown.

As for off-the-field matters, Puig was named the cover athlete of MLB 15 The Show, which releases March 31. With the release date drawing closer, screenshots and video of the gameplay have been made available; so too have player ratings at each position.

On Friday, another trailer was released with this one showing Puig playing the game as himself. When asked if the game accurately represents real life, Puig laughs and says yes, while adding he likes that the game has him hitting cut-off men.

Puig also pokes fun at himself after a failed diving attempt on a fly ball. Courtesy of PlayStation’s YouTube channel is the newly released trailer:

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