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Cesar Puello RFMets

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Birth Date4-1-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 4 months, 22 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 MTS Rk 40 163 .285 .260 .349 .363 .250 .381 102 4 4.4 -1.7 0.6 2.1 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2009 KNG Rk 49 221 .287 .257 .331 .384 .258 .376 110 6.3 6.4 -2.4 3.3 2.6 12.7 1.6 12.7 1.6
2010 SAV A 109 469 .293 .258 .327 .375 .266 .353 86 15.8 13.3 -5.2 3.1 9.1 38.1 4.2 38.1 4.2
2011 SLU A+ 117 488 .252 .261 .326 .382 .255 .311 106 -4.6 14.6 -2.7 -1.2 0.5 8.1 0.7 8.1 0.7
2012 SLU A+ 66 252 .243 .256 .324 .375 .250 .333 111 -4.8 7.5 -0.8 2.3 2.2 4.7 0.7 4.7 0.7
2012 SUR Wnt 23 103 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 15 32 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BIN AA 91 377 .350 .256 .328 .388 .267 .391 98 33.9 10.1 -3.6 9.9 3.7 46.0 6.0 46.0 6.0
2014 LVG AAA 95 332 .261 .283 .353 .442 .275 .295 105 0.6 9.9 -2.4 -5.5 3.8 14.5 0.9 14.5 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 MTS Rk 163 24 46 6 0 1 17 5 32 13 5 .305 .352 .364 .060 .285 8.6 0.6 0.9
2009 KNG Rk 221 37 58 10 0 5 23 10 51 15 5 .296 .371 .423 .128 .287 12.7 3.3 1.6
2010 SAV A 469 80 118 22 1 1 34 32 82 45 10 .292 .368 .359 .067 .293 38.1 3.1 4.2
2011 SLU A+ 488 67 114 21 5 10 50 18 103 19 9 .259 .313 .397 .138 .252 8.1 -1.2 0.7
2012 SUR Wnt 103 12 21 1 1 0 9 8 29 10 2 .247 .379 .282 .035 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SLU A+ 252 36 59 17 4 4 21 7 58 19 2 .260 .328 .423 .163 .243 4.7 2.3 0.7
2012 TOR Wnt 32 9 5 2 1 0 0 3 12 1 1 .185 .312 .333 .148 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 BIN AA 377 63 108 21 2 16 73 28 82 24 7 .326 .403 .547 .221 .350 46.0 9.9 6.0
2014 LVG AAA 332 49 69 19 2 5 33 27 63 13 1 .242 .345 .375 .133 .261 14.5 -5.5 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-24 2014-07-06 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2012-07-25 2012-08-04 Minors 10 10 - Fingers Dislocation -
2012-05-26 2012-07-02 Minors 37 31 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate -
2011-08-12 2011-08-27 Minors 15 12 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-15 2010-09-10 Minors 26 0 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13. Placed on restricted list 8/5/13 (PED violation stemming from Biogenesis case).
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.4M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Cesar Puello is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven MatzJason Parks2014-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 4Jeff Moore2014-03-05
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 OutfieldersBret Sayre2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: OutfieldersCraig Goldstein2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-18
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 18Jeff Moore2013-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 12Jeff Moore2013-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL Championship Game and International Games of November 15-17Jeff Moore2013-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 8-10Jeff Moore2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Fool's Gold: National League OutfieldersBret Sayre2013-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Braun Comes Clean(er)Will Woods2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, July 7Zach Mortimer2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 5Zach Mortimer2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessBizball: Suspensions May Loom for Players Connected to Biogenesis ClinicMaury Brown2013-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 4Zach Mortimer2013-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1-2Zach Mortimer2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Fishing for CarpDaniel Rathman2013-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 13Jason Martinez2012-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: New York Mets Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-10
Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in FlushingJonathan Bernhardt2011-12-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in FlushingJarrett Seidler2011-12-09
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 28Kevin Goldstein2011-07-29
Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 5Kevin Goldstein2010-08-06
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 27Kevin Goldstein2010-07-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on a couple of Mets OF prospects: Cesar Puello and Brandon Nimmo. And yes, Nimmo can stick in center.
(Jason from NY)
Puello's not a big prospect for me. He had a nice season, but I've soured on him over the last couple of years and don't see him profiling as an everyday guy.

I don't necessarily buy the idea that Nimmo's sticking in center field. I didn't like the center field play when I saw him in the NYPL in 2012 and I didn't have glowing reports on the ability in the SAL in 2013. I think he ends up in a corner and could be a solid player, but he's extremely risky. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)There is speculation in the Detroit media that the Tigers won't take Peralta back, despite the obvious boost he gives them at shortstop, because of "image" concerns. I think that, if they don't play him and lose at any point, their image is tarnished forever. The Giants got to the WS because of a huge contribution from Melky. What do you think?
(Tigerdog from Orange county CA)
Well, they did trade for Iglalasis.

Tigerdog, hijacking your question to run this. It's official:


Major League Baseball issued the following discipline today for violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program in relation to the Biogenesis investigation. Players receiving 50-game suspensions without pay for their violations of the Program are:

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo;
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera;
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli;
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz;
• Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League;
Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, who is currently of the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League;
• Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the International League;
Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League;
• Free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto;
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta;
New York Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Binghamton Mets of the Eastern League; and
• Mets infielder/outfielder Jordany Valdespin, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.

Norberto’s suspension will be effective immediately once he signs with another Major League organization. All other suspensions are effective immediately. None of the players will appeal their discipline.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon and Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, all of whom already have served 50-game suspensions as a result of their violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program stemming from their connections to Biogenesis, will not receive additional discipline.
Major League Baseball’s investigation found no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez or Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.

STATEMENT FROM THE TIGERS:
The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension."

STATEMENT FROM PERALTA:
“In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.” (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Cesar Puello's season and future in NYM's outfield? PED concerns?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I think he's going to be suspended. I also now have to wait until next year to see if he is able to continue his success in order to determine what type of prospect he (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cesar Puello is raking in AA. How come I haven't seen him on any mid-season rankings from any prospect website? Is it the BioGen link?
(teaaker from Seattle)
I don't want to speak for our prospect guys, but I would imagine it's lack of a track record. He's still a good age for that level but has never really done this before even in his repeat year in the FSL. I've never seen the player, so it's a better question to ask at a prospect chat. (Zachary Levine)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Cesar Puello has been dominant, but given his approach and track record, there is reason to be skeptical. If he keeps it up, where do you see him ranking by this offseason?
(izzy2112 from New York)
Mist likely on the suspended list (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Cesar Puello get a phone call in the second half? #mets
(Biscuits2 from The Bay)
if he's on the 40, maybe in September. No need to rush him for this year's club. (Harry Pavlidis)
2011-03-22 11:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion on Cesar Puello and his power development? Lots of scouting websites believe he will grow into it, but his production has yet to match his tools.
(Ryan from Austin, TX)
Ryan, Puello has big power. It's a spectacle when he takes bp. The good news is that he's really trying to establish himself as a good hitter first, knowing that the power will start to play in games in due time. He did that last year and also managed to steal 45 bases. He's a potential five tool guy. (Paul DePodesta)


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