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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig Named One of Most Unpredictable Players in 2017

With less than a month left until spring training, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the other 29 teams are awaiting to see which players can exceed or not exceed expectations in 2017. According to David Schoenfield of ESPN, Yasiel Puig is the most unpredictable player in the Dodgers organization. Puig suffered last season due to injuries with a strained right hamstring that started in 2015.

The Cuban native ended the 2016 season hitting .263/.323/.740 with 11 home runs and 45 RBIs.

Puig, 26, was sent down to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on June 13 on a rehab assignment and was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma on Aug. 2. He combined a .358 average with both the Quakes and OKC Dodgers with 29 hits and 14 RBIs.

APRIL 88 10 22 2 9 6 21 0.250 0.313 0.398
MAY 96 11 22 3 11 3 21 0.229 0.260 0.333
JUNE 33 5 11 1 4 1 5 0.333 0.371 0.455
JULY 60 9 17 1 10 8 12 0.283 0.389 0.417
AUGUST 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEPTEMBER 50 10 15 4 11 6 12 0.300 0.362 0.62

The possibilities of seeing the ’13-’14 Puig is slim to none but Dodger fans can imagine, right? It is known that some MLB pitchers have figured Puig’s struggle of hitting changeups. In 2013, Puig hit .327 against changeups, however, last season he hit .176.

As the 2017 season approaches, we can only visualize the athletic side of Puig that Los Angeles witnessed in his debut week.

Here is the rest of the players that have been listed as the most unpredictable players in 2017:

Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper

New York Mets: Matt Harvey

Miami Marlins: Dee Gordon

Philadelphia Phillies: Vince Velasquez

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward

St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright

Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen

Milwaukee Brewers: Keon Broxton

Cincinnati Reds: Brandon Finnegan

San Francisco Giants: Joe Panik

Colorado Rockies: Tyler Anderson

Arizona Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke

San Diego Padres: Ryan Schimpf

Boston Red Sox: Rick Procello

Baltimore Orioles: Chris Davis

Toronto Blue Jays: J.A. Happ

New York Yankees: Michael Pineda

Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb

Cleveland Indians: Michael Brantley

Detroit Tigers: Jordan Zimmerman

Kansas City Royals: Alex Gordon

Chicago White Sox: Lucas Giolito

Minnesota Twins: Jose Berrios

Texas Rangers: Carlos Gomez

Seattle Mariners: Jean Segura

Houston Astros: Dallas Keuchel

Los Angeles Angels: Matt Shoemaker

Oakland Athletics: Sonny Gray

How do you think Yasiel Puig will finish the 2017 season?

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