Cesar Puello
Cesar Puello
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After finally cracking a major-league roster in 2017, Puello latched on with the Diamondbacks as a non-roster invitee to spring training. He was hoping for a reserve outfielder spot at some point during the season but ultimately spent the entire year at Triple-A Reno. While there, he compiled a .317/.426/.454 slash line with six homers and 33 RBI in 73 games before being released at the beginning of August. The Giants picked him up at the end of the season, but he didn't find as much success with their Triple-A affiliate, producing just a .676 OPS in 13 games. Puello signed a minor-league deal with the Angels over the offseason, but with proven options already taking up all three outfield spots in the majors, it seems like the Dominican outfielder is destined for more time at Triple-A. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Angels in December of 2018.
Removed from roster contention
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
March 23, 2019
The Angels reassigned Puello to their minor-league camp Saturday.
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Puello saw action in 17 games combined with the Rays and Angels in 2017 but played exclusively at the Triple-A level last season, producing a .313/.417/.432 slash line with six home runs and six steals in 294 plate appearances. After failing to win a reserve outfield job with the big club, Puello will likely be headed back to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin the new season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+115%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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2018
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2017
 
 
+115%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .340 21 2 0 0 0 .150 .190 .150
Since 2017vs Right .730 18 4 0 3 2 .286 .444 .286
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .340 21 2 0 0 0 .150 .190 .150
2017vs Right .730 18 4 0 3 2 .286 .444 .286
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Since 2017
 
 
+52%
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+52%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .598 23 4 0 1 2 .250 .348 .250
Since 2017Away .393 16 2 0 2 0 .143 .250 .143
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home .598 23 4 0 1 2 .250 .348 .250
2017Away .393 16 2 0 2 0 .143 .250 .143
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Once hailed as a notable prospect in the Mets' organization, Puello has played in three organizations over the past two seasons, spending most of his time at the Triple-A level with the affiliates of the Yankees, Angels, and Rays. At this point, he appears to be a Quadruple-A player, but he's only been given 17 games in the majors in his career to this point. With a career .289/.379/.447 line over 1,039 plate appearances at Triple-A, Puello has nothing left to prove at that level. In order to stick on a 25-man roster at some point, he'll likely need to land with a non-contending team, and be willing to bide his time a little longer in the minors before an opportunity to play more frequently opens up due to injuries. If that happens, however, Puello has shown a combination of power and speed that could make him a useful speculative pickup in deeper formats. He'll begin 2018 in the D-backs' organization, where he'll likely head to Triple-A Reno to start the season.
On the heels of a career-best 2013 season at Double-A that ended with a 50-game suspension for his connection to Biogenesis, Puello regressed in a big way upon getting his first taste of Triple-A. Across the board, his numbers more closely resembled his pre-breakout results, raising questions about the validity of his production prior to the suspension. On a positive note, Puello continued to show improved plate discipline, lowing his strikout rate (19.4%) for the second straight season and walking at the best clip of his career (8.1% BB%). Just 24, there may be moderate interest from other clubs if the Mets part ways with him, but Puello will have to repeat Triple-A and fare much better in order to get back on the big league radar.
Puello was suspended 50 games on August 5 for his ties to the Biogenesis clinic, ending his 2013 campaign prematurely. In 90 games at Double-A Binghamton, he slashed .328/.405/.550 with 16 homers, 73 RBI, 63 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. While his numbers improved across the board, the growth as accompanied by a 62-point spike in BABIP, so his batting average may be unsustainable. In addition, this is the third straight season that he failed to play a full complement of games, which is something he needs to prove he can to do to be counted on. Puello could open 2014 back at Double-A, but should advance to Triple-A quickly and could see Citi Field by the end of the season.
Puello's season was limited to 227 at-bats at High-A due to a hand injury, and the results around that ailment were hardly spectacular. To this point, Puello has shown an inability to draw walks (three percent in 2012) which combined with his low contact rate (74 percent) makes it difficult to use his best tool -- speed. On the basepaths, Puello went 19-for-21 this season in that limited workload, which bodes very well for fantasy owners long term if he is able to improve his eye, or put an increased number of balls in play at some point. His offseason league work showed similar results in the Arizona Fall League and Dominican Winter League, so Puello may need to repeat High-A for a couple of months in 2013 before getting his first taste of Double-A.
Puello played in Low-A Savannah last season as a 19-year-old. He went on a tear in the second half of the year, batting .346/.424/.430 before seeing his season end in mid-August with a strained lower back. That tear coincided with a change in his batting stance, which allowed Puello to be more upright at the plate and have a shorter distance for his hands to go to drive the ball. Puello is a five-tool player, with speed being his greatest asset right now and power expected to come as he matures. He is slated to start to 2011 at High-A St. Lucie and his strike-zone judgment as well as his bat will determine how quickly he rises in the Mets' system.
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Joins Angels
OFLos Angeles Angels  AAA
December 11, 2018
Puello signed a minor-league contract with the Angels that includes an invitation to spring training, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Cut loose by D-backs
OFFree Agent  AAA
August 1, 2018
Puello was released by Arizona on Wednesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.
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Sent to minors camp
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
March 18, 2018
The Diamondbacks reassigned Puello to their minor-league camp Sunday.
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Signs with D-backs
OFArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
December 14, 2017
The D-backs signed Puello to a minor-league deal Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Heads to free agency
OFFree Agent  AAA
November 6, 2017
Puello cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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