Yasiel Puig and his intractable attack left their mark on Venezuelan baseball (+data)
The Tiburones de La Guaira have made the long-awaited crossing into the postseason for the 2023-2024 season in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP), after recording a regular round of inconsistencies and, on some occasions, more doubts than certainties. Since pre-season, we saw a really strong team that was convinced to fix what they did the previous year, losing in the final to Leones del Caracas.
In the middle of the first edition of the current competition, the Sahelians suffered an additional sporting disaster, after Wilmer Roberti, the new owner of the Tiburones, decided to make changes in the management team, including Alberto Diaz as new sporting director and “ratifying” Cesar Collins as general manager. After that, Collins decided to resign from the organization.
After all the hype that somehow affected the Guairista environment, Mr. Diaz made a big hire, bringing in a player with major league experience, Yasiel Puig.. That Cuban, with his ferocious attack, has become, as the weeks have passed, a permanent fixture in the Sharks' scheme.
Today, after the end of the regular season, the Cienfuegos native It resulted in a second-place finish in the home runs divisionwith 10 goals, behind José Rondon, who played all the matches of the season, with 14 goals.
However, not all of Yasiel's contributions focused on home runs.but also thanks to his ability and talent, he was able to build an amazing series of 22 games at the base, which is still lying dormant, as journalist Francis Romero explained in X (formerly Twitter).
“In that span he hit .438 AVG, 9 HR, 21 RBI. The streak began on November 30.”And highlighted.
Undoubtedly, the integration of the islanders marked a before and after for the Guairista Club. In fact, when the round robin passed, several La Guaira players broadcast live from their Instagram accounts, where Puig appeared to offer words of gratitude and encourage them to continue the winning path.
He had 38 hits, 10 homers, 23 RBIs, 24 runs scored, 16 walks and 17 strikeouts in 91 games, spread over 25 plate appearances. With a .418 average and a 1.364 OPS.