Here’s where the lineup get’s tricky. With The outfield situation in limbo, here’s why Dave Roberts gets paid the big bucks.
Like Grandal, Puig also had an up and down season. So much that he was sent down for 19 games during the season. But that’s in the past now and from a look at the first and second half splits, it looks like the demotion helped Puig.
In 32 games during the second half of the season, Puig hit .284 with 4 Home Runs and 17 RBI. That’s a slight upgrade from the .256 average with 7 Home Runs and 28 RBI in twice as many games in the first half.
Puig had his best statistical numbers last season hitting in the 6th spot. Puig hit .412 in 10 games hitting in this spot. I’ve said before that it’s time to stop comparing Puig to the superstars of the MLB. If we temper expectations, we’d appreciate a .260 average with 25 Home Run upside type of player.
Projected Stat Line:
.270/ 18 Home Runs/ 65 RBI/ 70 Runs Scored