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Puello Named June Player of the Month
07/08/2013 11:27 AM ET
Binghamton's Cesar Puello hit .441 in 17 June games.
Binghamton's Cesar Puello hit .441 in 17 June games. (Will Bentzel/MiLB.com)

Portland, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce that Binghamton Mets outfielder Cesar Puello has been named the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of June. Cesar batted .441 (30-for-68) with seven doubles, eight home runs, 24 RBI, 21 runs scored, four stolen bases, a .465 on-base percentage and a .897 slugging percentage in 17 games during the month for the B-Mets. The 22-year old had at least one hit in 14 of the 17 games he played in during the month, including 12 multiple hit games. He was especially impressive early in June, opening the month with a six-game hitting streak during which he hit .600 (15-for-25) with six home runs, 15 RBI and eight runs scored. His performance during that six game stretch led to Cesar being selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of June 3rd-9th.

Puello, who is a native of La Romana, Dominican Republic, led all Eastern League players in batting average (.441), home runs (8), RBI (24), slugging percentage (.897) and OPS (1.362) during the month of June. He also finished ranked among the monthly league leaders in runs scored (21-tied 1st), extra-base hits (15-tied 1st), total bases (61-tied 2nd), on-base percentage (.465-4th), hits (30-tied 7th), stolen bases (4-tied 9th) and doubles (7-tied 10th).

The 6'2", 195 lb. slugger was named to the recently announced Eastern Division roster for the 2013 Eastern League All-Star Game on July 10th in New Britain after hitting .323 with 15 homers and 55 RBI in 67 games for the Eastern Division leading B-Mets. Puello currently ranks among the league leaders in batting average (.323-2nd), slugging percentage (.575-2nd), OPS (.958-2nd), home runs (15-tied 2nd), steals (19-tied 3rd), RBI (55-tied 5th), total bases (146-tied 7th) and runs scored (52-8th).

Cesar, who entered the season rated by MLB.com as the 14th best prospect in the Mets organization, was signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 7, 2007.

Cesar Puello's Statistics - June 2013

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
OBP
17
.441
68
30
7
0
8
24
21
4
2
.897
.465

Cesar Puello's Statistics - 2013 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
OBP
67
.323
254
82
15
2
15
55
52
19
14
.575
.384

 

 

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