Cesar Puello off to an uneven start in the DWL

Cesar Puello 3Mets OF prospect Cesar Puello is just 6-for-30 over his first nine games for Los Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League.

He got off to a strong start with Los Toros, going 5-for-14 with a home run and four RBI over his first four games, but is just 1-for-his-last-16 with five strikeouts over his last five games.

Puello also has not drawn a walk in his nine games this winter – he is hitting .176 with a .176 OBP this winter.

Puello, 22, had a fantastic season with the B-Mets in 2013, hitting .326 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 331 at-bats over 91 games. However, he was suspended for a PED violation in August for his association with Tony Bosch’s biogenesis clinic in Miami last year.