Mattingly: Puig’s the ‘Best Right Fielder in Baseball’
(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly believes he has the best right fielder in baseball.
Mattingly said that right fielder Yasiel Puig is hands down the best in the Major Leagues.
"We feel like, right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball," Mattingly said on Monday. "This guy dominates right field."
The 23-year-old has four outfield assists this season and Mattingly doesn't want to move him anywhere else in the outfield.
"The whole goal of our team is to put our best club out there and play our best defense," Mattingly said. "If we move Yasiel to center, then we've weakened ourselves in right and he has to make an adjustment to center, and we don't know if he's going to be the best center fielder. We feel like we have the best right fielder in baseball right now."
"The way he plays right field, he really stops the running game from first to third," Mattingly continued.
The one-year anniversary of Puig's debut is a week away.
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