Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 8/3/13
The Mets signed Cesar Puello out of the Dominican Republic in July of 2007 for a reported $400,000. He recently checked in at number five on the MMN Mid-Season Top 25 Prospects list. Puello, who turned 22 this spring, was born La Romana, Dominican Republic. Cesar was part of that heralded 2007 international signing class for the Mets which featured Wilmer Flores, Jenrry Mejia, Jefry Marte, Jeurys Familia, Jordany Valdespin amongst others. After the signing, a Latin American director told Baseball America: “He’s the real deal. He’s got some real good tools. He hasn’t shown home run power, but he can hit them a long way. You look at him and you don’t think he can run because he looks like a smaller version of Carlos Lee, but he can run. He has the most tools to make an impact in the system.” On the diamond, scouts drool over Puello’s tools. He’s got incredible raw power; some scouts have put a 70 grade on it. He’s got good speed (25 SB in 2013). Defensively, Puello currently grades ou...
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