Yasiel Puig is considered a five-tool player, and he showed us why once again.
In the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first game back from the All-Star break, Puig threw a missile from right field to third base to try to get Bryce Harper, who tagged up on a fly out from Jayson Werth in the bottom of the second. Even though Puig’s throw clearly got Harper, the Washington Nationals outfielder was called safe on the play and later scored on a wild pitch.
Puig, you may recall, also made a sick throw to end the game in his Major League debut back in June. He can throw, run, play d, hit for average, and hit for power. Because of his size and tools, Puig has been compared to Bo Jackson.
As Erik Malinowski pointed out, Puig’s throw looks an awful lot like Jackson’s from 1993:
Later in the game, Puig made an awesome catch in foul territory:
GIF via Erik MalinoswkiGoogle+