33 Facts About Yasiel Puig

1. In 2014, Yasiel Puig earned his first trip to the Mid-Summer Classic.

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2. Yasiel Puig eventually finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting, batting.

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3. Yasiel Puig will make the most money in 2018, the final year of his contract.

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4. Yasiel Puig has attempted four bunts; three have gone for hits.

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5. Yasiel Puig was chosen as the National League Player of the Week after his first week with the Dodgers.

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6. Yasiel Puig was supposed to play in the Arizona Fall League last year but developed a staph infection in his elbow.

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7. Yasiel Puig was clocked as the fastest player on the team during spring training.

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8. Yasiel Puig played 63 minor-league games before being called up to the Dodgers.

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9. Yasiel Puig bequeathed the title of Best Player in Cuba to Alfredo Despaigne, a 27-year-old outfielder who is not expected to defect.

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10. Yasiel Puig is definitely enjoying himself as the Dodgers advance to the NLCS.

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11. Yasiel Puig has another son from a previous relationship, Diego Alejandro, who was born in December 2013.

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12. Yasiel Puig has two other sons: Diego Alejandro, who was born in December 2013, and Damian Yair, born January 2018.

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13. Yasiel Puig was placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day.

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14. Yasiel Puig was without representation until April 2018, when he signed with Beverly Hills Sports Council.

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15. Yasiel Puig had a strong start to the post-season, hitting.

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16. Yasiel Puig made an obscene gesture at Cleveland Indians fans at Progressive Field after hitting a home run.

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17. Yasiel Puig played in a total of 79 regular-season games.

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18. Yasiel Puig accepted an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star festivities.

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19. Yasiel Puig was voted and named a starter for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the youngest Dodger starter for an All-Star game since Steve Sax in 1982.

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20. Yasiel Puig was selected by Baseball America to their annual "All-Rookie team" and finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting to fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez.

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21. Yasiel Puig received 15.5 million votes, second to Atlanta Braves' first baseman Freddie Freeman who received 19.7 million.

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22. Yasiel Puig won both the National League Rookie of the Month Award and the National League Player of the Month Award, the first time someone had won both in their first month in the Majors.

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23. Yasiel Puig finished the month of June with 44 hits, breaking Steve Sax's 1983 team record for most hits by a rookie in one month.

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24. Yasiel Puig became the first Dodger ever to have a multi-homer game in one of his first two appearances.

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25. Yasiel Puig had a very strong spring training with the Dodgers in 2013, hitting.

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26. Yasiel Puig played in 14 games with the Quakes and hit.

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27. Yasiel Puig paid an undisclosed amount to Gilberto Suarez, founder of a start-up company called Miami Sport Management.

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28. Yasiel Puig played for the Cuban national team in the 2011 World Port Tournament, where he tried to defect along with teammate Gerardo Concepcion.

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29. Yasiel Puig played for the Cuban national baseball team in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, winning a bronze medal.

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30. Yasiel Puig began playing baseball at the age of nine.

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31. Yasiel Puig defected from Cuba in 2012, and signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers.

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32. Yasiel Puig previously played for the Cuba national baseball team in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship, winning a bronze medal.

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33. Yasiel Puig is the all-time leader in postseason appearances for the Dodgers with 58.

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