Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 7/30/13
At first glance, Darrell Ceciliani gives the impression of old school. Ceciliani is one of the rare Double-A professional baseball hitters who doesn’t wear a batting glove. An intense focus, a contact-first batting approach, and a gritty all-around playing style compliment your first impression. It’s not difficult to like the way Ceciliani plays the game of baseball. If you are familiar with his stats but haven’t seen him play, you might think Ceciliani is one of those small, lithe speedsters, befitting a guy with twenty or more stolen bases in every professional season where he hasn’t spent a considerable chunk of time on the disabled list. Wrong. Ceciliani is built like a football halfback; 6’1” and a sturdy 220 pounds. His 23 stolen bases for the Binghamton Mets rank second. He trails Cesar Puello by one bag for the club lead. Ceciliani has been on a recent tear with the bat for the B-Mets, as well. The outfielder finished the month of June hitting .257,but then added over 30 poi...
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