Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/1/14
11. Gavin Cecchini Height: 6’1” Weight: 180 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Gavin Cecchini receives his fair share of criticism because his ceiling is not as high as your traditional first round draft pick. The Mets took Cecchini with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft because his already impressive floor provided somewhat of a safety net. His defense is already quite polished with strong instincts, decent range, and an average arm which says he would probably have no trouble sticking at shortstop for the long term. However, with Amed Rosario being the more promising young shortstop in the Mets organization, Cecchini may be better off playing second where his skillset would make him a plus defender instead of above average. Gavin’s value as a prospect will undoubtedly be determined by his hit tool because that and his solid average speed are really his only offerings on the offensive side of his game. In 194 AB’s with the Brooklyn Cyclones last season, Cecchini put up ...
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