Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig

RF - CLE
Age: 28Bats: RThrows: R

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88%
 
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92%

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Puig became every drafter's friend after getting shipped from the Dodgers to Reds. Some of those investors may have turned into enemies when he batted .218/.268/.391 through May. Yet he has since made amends by hitting .289/.346/.531 with 14 home runs and nine steals. With 24 homers and 16 steals on the season, he could end 2019 in the exclusive 30/20 club. The buy-low opportunity has vanished, so it's time to sit back and enjoy the top-100 player we anticipated this spring. Moving from Cincinnati to Cleveland marks a park downgrade, but Puig has also gotten to bat cleanup behind Francisco Lindor.

Puig was borderline droppable just a month ago but he has quickly turned his season around and is now on track for 40 homers, 20 steals, 100 RBIs and is batting over .260. While that may not keep up, it wouldn't be a surprise either considering he is playing in Great American Ballpark.

Puig's first season in Cincinnati started off slow, but he has been absolutely on fire of late. His batting average may always be on the lower side, but fantasy owners won't have much to complain about if he delivers 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases.