Originally written July 29, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
During the first four months of the 2013 season, Cesar Puello has finally displayed why he has been so highly touted as an exciting five-tool prospect. So far, Puello has performed at an MVP level for the Binghamton Mets, consistently displaying each of his five tools, while absolutely scorching the ball. His batting average now stands at league leading .334 with a .411 on-base, a .563 slugging, and a .973 OPS that all rank in the top three in the Eastern League. The righthanded slugger has 21 doubles, 2 triples, and 16 home runs in 84 games thus far, giving him 39 extra-base hits among his 107 total hits this season. Then there’s his speed. Puello has stolen 24 bases and has been caught 7 times as he showcases another one of his plus tools and it doesn’t end there. He’s a plus right fielder with a powerful arm that has accounted for eight outfield assists already including a rocket to nail a runner at the plate this weekend. In other words, all of those raw tools that we’ve heard a...
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