Dodgers: Outfield Grades for the Month of May

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May 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor (3) and left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate defeating the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chris Taylor (3) and left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate defeating the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 29, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) reacts after hitting a solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

. . Yasiel Puig. C-.

For the 26-year-old right fielder, it can be frustrating at times watching him on offense. He has improved his pitch selection compared to last season, but he can still be prone to swinging at pitches way out of the zone.

The frustrating part of it is how much raw talent he has. He has all the talent in the world but just can’t seem to put it together for extended periods of time. This month was one of his mediocre months. He had a slash line of .222 AVG/ .268 OBP/ .378 SLG.

For Puig, it seems as though it is a mystery what you are going to get, which why his nickname “Wild-horse” fits him so well. One day he can come to the plate and seem like he has everything figured out, but the very next day he will revert to old habits.

The main reason he is in the lineup every day is that he may very well be the best defensive right fielder in the bigs. His defense is great, and hopefully, his offense will catch up next month.

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