Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
Was there a baseball player not named Alex Rodriguez talked about more than Yasiel Puig in 2013? Whether it was for on field (Puig batted .319, had 42 RBI and knocked 19 out of the park) or off (the Cuban Native was arrested twice for speeding 40 miles over the speed limit), Puig was in the news. He’s got the talent and plays in a city that embraces star power. One way or another, he’ll certainly make more headlines in 2014.