There’s much to be said about Yasiel Puig and his brash playing style that some have an issue with while others appreciate his unbridled enthusiasm for the game.
Maybe he takes it a little too far like the time recently when he flipped a couple birds after hitting a homerun.
Or even take exception to this rather mild bat flip after going yard last night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Whatever you think of him though, Puig has been putting up rather decent numbers this season with 37 runs scored, 15 homeruns, 42 RBIs, and nine stolen bases. His .251 batting average is good enough with all those other counting stats.
When he first came into the league, Puig set the bar high going on a tear early. Since then, he’s declined tremendously and got into the press for all the wrong reasons.
But this year, while still getting into a bit of trouble in the media, he’s rebounded nicely. It’s too early to tell if this is a mirage or not, but if it isn’t, his 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospect base autograph (BGS Graded 9.5/10) was recently bought for as low as $125.
It’s also been recently sold for $175 so there’s still a wide range of outcomes and expectations when it comes to Puig.
At the lower end value though, it might be worthwhile to invest and hope for the best.