Yasiel Puig nails cover for ‘MLB The Show 15′

  • David Whitlock

Despite rumors that a pitcher might be selected for the cover (which would have been the first time in 10 years), Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Yasiel Puig was selected for the cover of the popular Sony Playstation Game “MLB the Show 15“.  Check out the cover (via @MLBTheShow Twitter)

The iconic Dodger Stadium “old school” scoreboard is also prominently featured in the background.  Sensible money (if people bet on such things) was that 2014 Cy Young and MVP winner Clayton Kershaw would probably get the nod.  Some thought that World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner might be picked.  But it was the 5-tool Cuban superstar who was ultimately selected.  If Puig is nothing else, he is entertaining.  One play he’s nailing a baserunner at third on a rope from right field, the next play he’s making a bonehead running play or striking out in a key situation.  Or rubbing a pitcher the wrong way with an epic bat flip after a monster home run.

Since MLB the Show 15 is designed to sell merchandise, an intriguing, if not exciting, player like Puig is a great choice.  Couldn’t go wrong with Kershaw or Bumgarner either.

The past two covers were Miguel Cabrera (14) and Andrew McCutchen (13).  One would guess Mike Trout will find himself on the cover before too much longer.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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