Wuilmer Becerra

This pairing of two tools outfielders makes good sense to me. Puello's advantage in playing at higher levels is mitigated by his regression in 2012.

#27 - Cesar Puello


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The final pieces of the R.A. Dickey/Josh Thole/non-elite prospect for Travis d'Arnaud/Noah Syndergaard/John Buck/non-elite prospect deal were just announced. The Mets will send C Mike Nickeas, a career .180/.241/.238 hitter in 191 PA and the owner of a -0.9 bWAR to Toronto.

The non-elite prospect coming back to the Mets is Wuilmer Becerra. Becerra, a right-handed hitting outfielder, ?is listed at 6'4", 190 and signed with the Blue Jays for $1.3 million last July. Writing for Baseball America at the time of his signing, Ben Badler praised his "plus-plus speed" and continued: "For some scouts, Becerra was one of the better righthanded hitters on the international market last year, though there was some disagreement about scouts on his bat. Becerra has a good combination of size, strength and raw power, and some scouts felt he had good plate coverage and feel for hitting. Others contend he's not as sharp in game situations as he is in BP because he tends to get around the ball with length to his stroke and an uppercut swing, which isn't uncommon for Latin American amateurs."

In 11 games for the GCL Blue Jays, Bucerra hit .250/.359/.375 with four doubles, four walks and seven strikeouts while playing both corner outfield spots.

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