Puig’s WAR

Baseball Reference’s version of WAR, shows that in just 60 PA, Yasiel Puig’s already leading the Dodgers batters in the stat—

  1. 1.6 – Yasiel Puig
  2. 1.5 – A.J. Ellis
  3. 1.4 – Adrian Gonzalez
  4. 1.2 – Carl Crawford
  5. 1.1 – Juan Uribe, & Nick Punto

Fangraphs version of WAR works a little different, but still Yasiel Puig is catching up with everybody. In fact, he’s already as valuable as Adrian Gonzalez.

  1. 2.0 – Carl Crawford
  2. 1.5 – A.J. Ellis
  3. 1.2 – Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, & Juan Uribe

Nobody else listed above, has less than 141 PA (Uribe). Yet, Puig’s not even listed among the choices on MLB.com’s official All-Star balloting page, while Matt Kemp is.