A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this year’s Met shortstop of the future.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly regarded Met prospect. Even so, Bleacher Report’s selection of Cecchini and the statement saying he very well might become the Mets shortstop of the future seems a tad premature and completely overlooks the solid minor league resume under construction by Wilfredo Tovar.
I only caught the chance to watch Cecchini play one time for Brooklyn this summer. The kid is only 19-years old, so the upside is enormous. He hit .273/.319/.314 with eight doubles, no home runs, and 14 RBIs. That’s a decent start for a kid just getting his feet under himself as a professional baseball player.
On the other hand, I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfr...