Suspension could be looming for top prospect Cesar Puello

Posted: July 31, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

Binghamton right fielder Cesar Puello has had an outstanding season so far and many have asked, why hasn’t he been promoted to Triple A or the majors already?

Part of it is his inability to draw a walk. He has worked on this however and has drawn a walk in 6 of his last seven games and has a .411 OBP to go with his .333 average. He’s never going to be a on base guy but he’s improving.

Puello, 22, has 16 homers and 74 RBI’s for the B-Mets this season including .427 vs. lefties.

The real reason this kid isn’t in the big leagues or even promoted to Triple A is probably because a looming PED suspension could be coming to the young outfielder.

Puello has been linked to the Biogenesis scandal and 50 game suspensions could be handed down from the commissioners office as soon as Friday, which would end Puello’s season.

Puello came into the season as the Mets 5th best prospect and has had a breakout year offensively. I saw him in a few games at High A ball last year and he has changed where he places his hands before each pitch and more importantly has been a lot more selective at the plate.

His upside is as an everyday player but it remains to be seen how much the PED’s have helped him get as far as he has. It’s really too bad as if the Mets trade Marlon Byrd before today’s 4pm trade deadline (unlikely) Puello would have been the logical choice to be called up and play RF everyday.

  1. frank says:

    Great story. Keep up the great stories. Love the blog.
    Thank you.

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