Yasiel Puig Free Agent

Age: 29 (December 7, 1990) | 6' 2" | 240lbs. | Bats: Right OF-146 RF-146 DH-1 PH-15
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD A+ 2016 5 12 2 5 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 .417 .533 .667 20 20 .500 n/a
LAD AAA 2016 19 69 12 24 6 8 3 1 4 12 0 1 .348 .400 .594 8 11 .351 n/a
LAD NL 2016 104 334 45 88 24 74 14 2 11 45 5 2 .263 .323 .416 7 20 .306 48/16/35 11 11
LAD NL 2017 152 499 72 131 64 100 24 2 28 74 15 6 .263 .346 .487 11 18 .274 48/16/36 24 22
LAD A+ 2018 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 25 0.00 n/a
LAD AAA 2018 3 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222 .273 .222 9 9 .222 n/a
LAD NL 2018 125 405 60 108 36 87 21 1 23 63 15 5 .267 .327 .494 8 20 .286 43/21/36 24 22
CLE AL 2019 49 182 25 54 21 44 15 1 2 23 5 2 .297 .377 .423 10 21 .380 45/24/32 8 7
CIN NL 2019 100 373 51 94 23 89 15 1 22 61 14 5 .252 .302 .475 6 22 .272 35/20/45 19 17
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
Career 7yrs 861 3015 441 834 297 681 159 21 132 415 79 38 .277 .348 .475 9 20 .316 n/a
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This one's for LynchMob. The eighth most desirable free agent, according to Collin Whitchurch at BP:

8. Yasiel Puig
Position (bats): OF (R)
Age (as of 4/1/20): 29
2019 teams: Reds/Indians

Observation: DRC+ tells us Puig was essentially a league-average hitter in 2019, which is funny considering both his batting average and on-base percentage were exactly identical to his 2018 campaign when his DRC+ was 19 points higher. The reason for the decline? Well, his slugging percentage dropped and his strikeouts went way up. It was a surprising decline, but his offensive upside and solid defense makes him a worthy gamble, even if he tries to fight the entire opposing team roughly once every three months.

Prediction: There are plenty of potential landing spots for Puig that will be fun from an entertainment perspective. Perhaps most fun would be teaming up with Manny Machado, Fernado Tatis Jr., and the cavalcade of top prospects by signing with the Padres.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 5 '19

Seadogs...he did. 

van wilhoite LVW
Jul 31 '19

Did he know he'd been traded when he fought? Hard to know, but I sure wouldn't want him coming after me.

From one Reds reporter on twitter:

Just finished interviewing Yasiel Puig. He told me “I love my teammates” and “I loved Cincinnati.” His bats, glove and cleats were all packed up. Puig ended the interview by shaking every reporter’s hand and thanking us for working with him. Good dude. #Reds

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 31 '19

Time to start a new club. No. 20 for Yasiel last night. Missed another by maybe six inches.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 7 '19

The counting stats have kept him fantasy relevant (11 HR, 9 SBs) ... but boy is Puig having a bad season at the plate.  So much so that despite a positive dWAR, he's still below replacement level overall.

They've still got $5 million or so to spend on him this year ... and I imagine he actually draws some fans based on his name recognition ... but if the Red's interest was in winning games or in long term player development they'd probably bring Philip Ervin back up (he's batting .395 with 5 HR in 12 games since being sent back down).

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 12 '19

Yasiel Puig (OF) CIN - Mar. 18

Puig had two more homers on Sunday against the Indians, giving him four for spring training. He's hitting .375/.429/.844 in 32 at-bats so far this spring.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The overall line is nice, but the nicer thing to see was that the two homers came against Corey Kluber and Brad Hand. His ADP continues to rise, as he went as high as 48th overall in last weekend's NFBC Main Event drafts.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 19 '19

SOMEONE loves him a lot more than the Three Amigos.

Is it the ballpark?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 4 '19

$30 in CBS.  Figure on there being SOMEONE in your league who likes him more than you ...

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3 '19

Will play for the Reds this year for $9.7 million. A nice raise over his seven-year average salary of $6 million with the Dodgers.

He's a free agent next season.

It's a very small sample size (and most likely against inferior pitching at that) but in his 59 AB in Great American Ballpark he's hit four homers.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 12 '19