6 Reasons Not to Take Yasiel Puig for Granted

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Jul 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig (66) tosses his bat after hitting a deep fly ball to center field against the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Bat flips. Perhaps this goes along with the fiery aspect, but Puig is simply a great hitter. He could be on track to be one of the best Dodger hitters of all time. He’s only 24. He’s collected 287 hits in his 252 career games. He’s only getting better. While patience was not his best virtue when he first came up with the Dodgers in 2013, he has worked to improve his plate discipline. He walked 67 times in 2014 which was the most on the team last year (Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez both walked 56 times each). His ability to adjust and improve makes Puig a very dangerous hitter. He also led the team in OPS (.863) and OBP (.382), and he was third in slugging (.480). I’m really looking forward to more bat flips by Puig in 2015.