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Cesar Puello | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets prospect OF Cesar Puello went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs Sunday for Triple-A Las Vegas.
The 23-year-old also struck out twice in the game. Puello had been out of action with an injury since June 23, but he was batting just .137/.313/.255 in 20 games on the month before that. Overall, he's batted .233/.333/.358 with 14 extra-base hits (four homers), nine steals and a 39-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 64 games this season. Puello enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2013 at Double-A Binghamton, setting new career-highs with a .326 average, .950 OPS, 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 91 games. However, his season concluded with a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, which makes it's hard to say how much of his performance was aided. Jul 7 - 11:53 AM

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Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello is hitting .261/.306/.304 through 14 games for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Puello was hitting .326/.403/.547 with 21 doubles and 16 homers in 91 games last year at Double-A Binghamton when his season ended due to a PED suspension, so his poor slash line in a great ballpark for hitters (Las Vegas) is troubling. He only has two extra-base hits, both doubles. The extended layoff could be causing his slow return to form.
Apr 17 - 9:18 AM

Mets prospect outfielder Cesar Puello has been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Puello's breakout season was cut short due to a PED-related suspension in early August, leaving many questions about his breakout 2013 was influenced by his relationship with Biogenesis. If Puello hits in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, he could see some time in Queens during 2014.
Apr 1 - 1:06 PM

Mets activated OF Cesar Puello from the restricted list.

Puello is done serving his 50-game Biogenesis-related PED suspension and is now back on the Mets' 40-man roster. The 22-year-old posted a promising .328/.405/.550 batting line with 16 home runs, 73 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 90 games this season at the Double-A level. He could be a fantasy monster someday soon.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Cesar Puello has been suspended 50 games by MLB.

Puello was found to have some level of involvement in the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, which provided PEDs to multiple pro athletes. The 22-year-old outfielder is done for the season. He hit .328/.405/.550 with 16 homers, 73 RBI and 24 steals in 90 games at Double-A.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Mets prospect Cesar Puello has absolutely sizzled through the first 62 games of the season at Double-A Binghamton, hitting .336/.401/.612 with 15 homers, 55 RBI and 18 stolen bases.

The 22-year-old outfielder hit a ridiculous .435/.458/.884 with eight homers and four stolen bases in the month of June. Given the constant struggles of the Mets' outfield, the dynamic Puello could become an option sooner rather than later.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:39:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Cesar Puello from High-A St. Lucie.

Puello, 21, hit .260/.328/.423 with four homers and 19 steals over 66 games for St. Lucie this season. The toolsy outfielder could be bumped up to Double-A next year.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 09:34:00 AM

Mets purchased the contract OF Cesar Puello from High-A St. Lucie.

Puello, a 20-year-old outfielder, delivered a .259/.313/.397 batting line this season to go along with 10 home runs, 50 RBI, 19 stolen bases and a .710 OPS over 488 plate appearances. He's still a long way away, but the Mets didn't want to risk exposing him to the Rule 5 Draft.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 06:04:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Eric Young Jr.
4Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Jack Leathersich
9Noah Syndergaard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Gonzalez Germen
10Akeel Morris