How far do the Dodgers think Yasiel Puig has come in right field?
All the way, and then some.
“We feel like right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball,” Manager
Maybe he insists on catching the ball one-handed. And on the wrong side to make a throw. Maybe there are times he still likes to show off his howitzer of an arm.
But he is also explosively fast and covers more territory than the Rocky Mountains. He's fearless and willing to dive for anything. If he's learned what a cutoff man is, he can still unleash a missile to third. And the mere threat of that arm freezes numerous baserunners closing in on second and thinking of third.
"The way he plays right field, he really stops the running game from first to third," Mattingly said.