All hail! The moment has finally arrived—albeit earlier than expected—and Yasiel Puig will be joining the big league team Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The No. 1-rated prospect has been forced into duty by a rash of injuries and poor play among the regular starters.
With A.J. Ellis recently joining Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and half of Los Angeles on the disabled list, there are more open slots than ever. It was inevitable that Puig or Joc Pederson would get the call.
Now, we will get to see Puig in action at the highest level. Granted, it's the San Diego Padres. But even if he goes 0-for-4, I'd pay good money to see him in fisticuffs with Carlos Quentin when he gets plunked.
In all seriousness, we'll keep Puig in the top spot on this list another week and re-examine after a week in the big leagues. All I can say is to not expect him to be a godsend. He has the tools to do very well, but the first go can be a little rough, even for the most exciting prospects.
All stats taken from MiLB.com, unless otherwise indicated, and are current as of June 2, 2013.