If you’re wondering like me why outfield prospect Cesar Puello hasn’t been promoted to Triple-A yet, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York sheds some light.
A team official suggested a promotion to Las Vegas is not imminently looming for Puello, though. The Mets do not mind Puello finally having a prolonged period of success. Plus, the outfield is about to become crowded in Triple-A with den Dekker very soon joining the 51s outfield, which already includes Mike Baxter, Jamie Hoffmann and part-time outfielder Eric Campbell and Brian Bixler.
When I see legitimate prospects blocked by the likes of Baxter and Bixler, it really makes me wonder about the decision-making process of our player development people.
After collecting two more hits and a pair of RBIs on Monday for Double-A Binghamton, Puello is now batting .338/.407/.616 in 58 games with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 51 RBIs in 216 at-bats.
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