Cesar-Puello

The ups and downs of Mets OF prospect Cesar Puello

23-year-old Mets OF prospect Cesar Puello won the Eastern League batting title and slugging title in a breakout season with Double-A Binghamton last season. He was a consensus Top 11 prospect in the Mets system.

However, his 2013 season ended early with a 50-game suspension for his connection to Biogenesis.

He started this season at Triple-A. He got off to a slow start, starting 14 of his team’s first 15 games. He vanished from the lineup during late April and most of May. He now is back to playing almost every day…

“I think this is the moment to move onto the next step to prove I can be an everyday player, ” Puello recently told SNY.TV’s Toby Hyde >> Read more about Puello’s ups and downs this season at SNY’s Mets Minors.




28 comments

This is the reason why You can't go sign someone just for the sake of signing someone now You are stuck with two bums and the youngsters won't get a chance. I rather suck developing young talent than like this.Mets have to make up their minds are they going for it or not.

nagel100
nagel100

clearly he misses his drugs.

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

Milledge, Ochoa, d'Arnaud, yada, other than Wright and Murphy, the Metsies ability to give us MAJOR LEAGUE IMPACT position players has been ..well...non-existentfrom a big farm sustem...so this is a management problem, time for changes!!.

grillruben
grillruben

He was smashing the ball in spring training before they decided to demote him. I realize this is probably proof he wasn't ready, but I would have liked to see them give him a shot at that point when he was still hot. 


If a guy is raking at AA and we are going to forfeit a season I don't see the need to send them to AAA. Like if Plaweki keeps this up, does it really matter that much if he skips Vegas?

gregf
gregf

Tough not to suspect he's missing his edge ... the juice? The clear ... the cream ... the whatever ...

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Bring him up.......he's got to be better than the Youngs

theglider
theglider

He's hitting .228 with one home run in AAA. Usually Vegas inflates hitting numbers.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

I don't believe in second chances when it comes to PED'/ Biogenesis...once muscle is built, you don't just lose it...you can just do weights and keep that muscle tone.  If you cheat and take an advantage over guys that are clean, you should be out of baseball for good and that team should also be penalized.  That goes for ANY Met as well as players on other teams.  If Piazza was ever proven guilty of using PED's, it'd kill me, but he should then be kept out of the hall...and he was my idol.

Baseball and the players' association should both want the same thing on this one.  You use PED's you're banned.  That's the only way to stop it.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Puello looks like a new guy. He knows he messed up and now is even more focused than before to make it to the pros. I think that if he continues this approach, and continues to perform he could be in Queens sooner rather than later. Good luck Puello. Rooting for you.

mets2891
mets2891

If the Mets are gonna rebuild, rebuild.  Bring this kid up along with Pawlecki.

mingo
mingo

Can't be worse than CY

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith

This kid Hits and the Mets cannot afford to give up on him because of this. 

Doubleday
Doubleday

What Puello meant was, “I think this is the moment to move onto the next step to prove I can be an everyday player WITHOUT STEROIDS, ”

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

@Jeffrey Miller what are you talking about?? We got DUDA! We're gonna win it ALL with that awesome, home grown lump at 1st base!






(sarcasm, just in case....)

Jay Baumann
Jay Baumann

@Jeffrey Miller The farm system has been way below average for producing talent since 1962. We've had a handful of great pitchers . Our position players have overall been bad, Our system has produced 1 MVP player ( Kevin Mitchell ) and no hall of famers , I was 14 yrs old in 1962 , what frustration all this time . Why couldn't Dad have been a Yankee fan ? 

Mike
Mike

@Jeffrey Miller There have been many changes since some of those guys were in the system or with the organization. 

theglider
theglider

The difference between AA pitching and AAA pitching is big. Let's see if he can hit at the next level before he's promoted to the majors. Because, right now, he can't hit AAA pitching.

theglider
theglider

Why don't we see how he does in AAA before promoting him?

willymayshays
willymayshays

@theglider


He's a streaky type of hitter, I actually trust wally to do the right thing, but I'd think he's the type of hitter who thrives on consistency of routine.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@AgeesCatch


Yeah what is that BS, First Metsblog changes, then Mets minors is nothing more than a news site.  No comments no exchange!



Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@drmetfan  Did you read the rest of the article?


"And has Puello taken that return to the everyday lineup and hit his way toward a big league debut? Hardly,... In his last 12 games, he’s hit .114/.295/.143"

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@mingo  Judging by what Puello has done this year in Vegas which is a hitter's haven it's quite possible he could be worse than CY actually

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

It's not so easy to be a 20/20 guy.you need to get a little bit more realistic in what you say.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Sean Garcia  Maybe if he was still using PEDs unfortunately it doesn't look like he can even get to MLB without them