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Does Yasiel Puig's production outweigh his drama?

Does Puig's production outweigh his drama?

Yasiel Puig

No doubt that Yasiel Puig is an incredibly talented player with huge potential. He is exciting to watch but is he productive? Let's compare his 2013 - 2015 season to see where he is at near the midway point of his contract. Between injuries, bad choices and run-ins with the law off-field, as well as constant rumors of friction with teammates, does his production outweigh his drama?

2013

PA: 432

BA: .319

OBP: .391

H: 122

2B: 21

3B: 2

HR: 19

K: 97

BB: 53

SB/CS: 11/8

WAR: 4.1

TB/OB: .93

2014

PA: 558

BA: .296

OBP: .382

H: 165

2B: 37

3B: 9

HR: 16

K: 124

BB: 81

SB/CS: 11/7

WAR: 5.3

TB/OB: .81

2015

PA: 282

BA: 255

OBP: 322

H: 72

2B: 12

3B: 3

HR: 11

K: 66

BB: 29

SB/CS: 3/3

WAR: 1.5

TB/OB: .70

3-Year Production Breakdown

OBP

High: .391 (2013)

Low: .322 (2015)

Average: .365

WAR

High: 5.3 (2014)

Low: 1.5 (2015)

Average: 3.6

RF Comparison

Bryce Harper

OBP: .460

WAR: 9.5

Nelson Cruz

OBP: .369

WAR: 4.8

Matt Kemp

OBP: .312

WAR: 0.4

Torii Hunter

OBP: .293

WAR: 0.5

STRENGTH:

Hits above-average hard-hit line drives

Hits change up well

WEAKNESS:

weak at effectively hitting curveball

weak hitting high outside pitches


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