Yasiel Puig is forcing Dodgers' hand
An evaluator who has logged a lot of spring trainings in Arizona considered the buzz that has surrounded the Los Angeles Dodgers' 22-year-old Yasiel Puig, and decided that the last time he could remember this much interest was back in the mid-80s, when Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire began establishing themselves as stars.
The evaluator wasn't saying Puig is going to be as good as Canseco and McGwire, and he certainly wasn't making a reference to PEDs. He was talking about how scouts and baseball executives see something unusual and different in Puig, because of how hard he plays, because of how he doesn't seem to miss any time he swings at pitches in the strike zone.
"He's very, very intriguing," said the evaluator. "He's still raw in some areas, but the passion with which he plays, and all the tools that he's had. He's been very good."
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