Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/17/13
At just 19-years old, shortstop Gavin Cecchini is now beginning to deliver on some of the potential some that led the Mets to select him with their top pick (12th overall) in the 2012 First Year Play Draft. Last night for the Brooklyn Cyclones, Cecchini went 1-for-4 with walk to extend his hitting streak to 14 straight games. During that span, the Louisiana native is batting .379/.403/.448 and overall for the season he’s at .289/.321/.344 with seven doubles, 12 runs scored and 10 RBI in 128 at-bats for the ‘Clones. Jim Mancari, who covers the Cyclones for MMO, spoke to Cecchini after the game. ”I’m not really worried about the hit streak,” Cecchini said. “I’m just taking good swings, getting my pitch and helping the team win. That’s all the matters.” An ankle injury knocked Cecchini out for a couple of weeks and also took a toll on his numbers, but that is now behind him and he’s playing as confidently and aggressively as we’ve seen him all season long. Cecchini has teamed up with s...
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