Yasiel Puig credits baseball video games with ending slump
Yasiel Puig hit a rough patch over the last week, getting just two hits in his previous 24 at-bats, before hitting a home run on the night the Dodgers handed out Yasiel Puig bobbleheads to fans.
With Puig’s two-hit, three-RBI outing helping to end the outfielder's slump, Puig told reporters after the game that he thinks he found the secret to remaining productive at the plate, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"I just stopped playing soccer video games," he said. "I've found, when I play baseball video games, I do better."
While many may laugh at the MLB The Show 15 cover athlete’s slump-busting theory, science says he may be on to something, as neurologists have begun introducing video game training into baseball as a way to help players with pitch recognition and ball tracking, according to a recent SBNation article.