Yasiel Puig has made such an impression this spring that it took a pregame visit by the Budweiser Clydesdales at Camelback Ranch to upstage him as the most commanding physical presence on the field Saturday night.
And it was a close call.

"Uh – wow," Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said, summarizing the almost-universal reaction to the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Puig this spring. "He's a specimen. ... I've seen guys have great spring trainings before. But nothing like this."
It's unlikely that anyone has combined the elements of a torrid spring and a nearly non-existent track record quite the way the 22-year-old Puig has. The Cuban defector had fewer than 175 plate appearances as a professional (including winter ball in Puerto Rico) before arriving in Arizona.
By comparison, Albert Pujols had almost 500 at-bats and a full minor-league season behind him when he forced his way onto the St. Louis Cardinals' 2001 roster because of a hot spring. And his spring was nowhere near as hot as Puig's has been this year.
"It's kind of getting goofy now, isn't it?" Manager Don Mattingly said after Puig went 3 for 3 Saturday night, raising his Cactus League average to .547 before an 0-for-2 day Sunday. "It's almost like Little League. He's like a big kid playing Little League."
Mattingly has repeatedly said Puig has been fun to watch in his initial spring in a major-league camp. His teammates have been equally impressed.
"Physically? Absolutely he stands out – he's just bigger and stronger than a lot of us," veteran Nick Punto said. "I haven't seen anybody have a spring like this before. He hits the ball hard and when he doesn't, he still seems to get a hit."