Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig is one of two players with at least 40 hits and four home runs in his first month in the majors. The other guy? Joe DiMaggio. Now that's exclusive company.
To be sure, Puig's first-month stats -- including NL bests in batting average (.436) and on-base percentage (.467) -- are jaw-dropping enough to fuel debate about whether he belongs in the All-Star Game. But baseball is a game that rewards performance over the long haul. And there's a perfectly good reason why no big-league hitter has cracked .400 for a season since 1941: It's really difficult. How long will Puig keep his torrid start going? Should he be part of the midsummer classic?
Yasiel Puig has had an amazing first month with the Dodgers, but it's just one month. Should he take part in the All-Star Game?