There’s nothing like staring at a man in uniform to kick off the work week, right? In honor of MTV2′s new series, “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave,” every Monday we’re putting the spotlight on one of the sexiest sluggers in the game. Here, overall stats, batting averages and team standings don’t completely dictate whether or not a player gets picked — see below for five reasons why this week’s pro made the MLB Crush Monday cut!
This week’s title holder, Yasiel Puig, is a handsome slugger who hails all the way from Cuba, and quickly become a household name after making his MLB debut in June 2013. The LA Dodger is a force to be reckoned with on the field, and now he has a chance to make his mark in the Big Apple alongside Fat Joe on Tuesday night’s “Off the Bat.” But not before staking his claim on our man-candy list! Here are five reasons Yasiel’s stealing both bases and hearts this week.
1. He does a mean, shirtless worm.
Yasiel puts the fun in fitness — and he certainly looks foine in the process.
2. He’s a record-breaker.
During his rookie season, Yasiel became the first Dodger ever to have a multi-homer game in one of his first two appearances, and the first player in MLB history to record 34 hits and seven home runs in his first 20 games, according to Wikipedia. Cheers to overachieving!
3. He adores his mama.
How a man treats his mother is a good indication of how he’ll treat his future spouse, and judging by the video above, in which Puig lets his mom throw out the first pitch, the woman who ends up with him will be one lucky lady.
4. He’s a kid-friendly kind of guy.
On or off the field, Yasiel’s Instagram pics are proof that this pro always makes time for his youngest fans.
5. He makes a great dance partner.
Hey, Puig, leave Moylan alone. We’ll cut a rug with you!
Photos: Getty, WireImage, courtesy of Yasiel Puig’s Instagram/Jon SooHoo