Do you think Ruben Tejada will still be the everyday shortstop in 2015? The reason I ask is the Mets drafted Gavin Cecchini one year after they went way over slot on Phillip Evans. They also signed the top Dominican shortstop Germán Ahmed Rosario in July for a record setting bonus. All these moves don’t seem to bode well for Ruben Tejada who has been holding his own at 22 years old and did well considering he had some big shoes to fill.
Sean Kenny replies:
Each one of those guys you’ve mentioned it at least three full years away from helping the MLB club. Just to give this more depth, i’ll approach them one-by-one.
Gavin Cecchini has under 200 AB’s, so a repeat in Brooklyn is possible, if not it would be an aggressive push for a kid turning 19 to go to Savannah. Defense has never been the question, and most of the thought in drafting Gavin here was his ability to stick at short. His bat will essentially decided whether he is a star, a useful piece or career minor-leaguer....