Say what you will about Yasiel Puig – but one thing you can’t take away from him is his love of playing the game. His joy at simple baseball rivals that of the late-great Jose Fernandez, and he’s also a Cuban defector to boot. The Miami Marlins are possibly the most logical landing point for Puig.
Despite a couple of down seasons, Puig is a 20 WAR guy over his first seven major league seasons. He’s got a slashline nearly identical to Castellanos over a like-amount of time, clocking in at .277/.348/.475 with 132 taters and 415 RBI. Puig’s speed is an added bonus, and at just 29 years of age when the 2020 season starts, he can be counted on for double digit steals.
Puig is a noted spark plug for a struggling offense, and a proven net-positive defensive outfielder. I can think of no better landing spot for Puig than right field at Marlins Park in 2020.