Dark Horses in Spring Training

Garin Cecchini - Courtesy of MLB.comConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterWith spring training drawing ever closer, we look at who could potentially be a dark horse candidate to make the opening day roster.Garin Cecchini, 3B: Cecchini split 2013 between the Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs with a line of .322/.443/471 and 7 home runs in 129 games, according to the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini Can ‘Sniff’ Majors, Acting As ‘Sponge’ While Preparing For Red Sox’ 2014 Season

BOSTON — Garin Cecchini knows that a major league call-up is right under his nose. “You can kind of sniff it right now,” Cecchini said Friday. “Like I said, you’ve just got to keep working and give it all you’ve got, especially going into big league camp and trying to soak everything in from all the veterans, and kind of be a sponge and be all ears and no mouth.” Cecchini...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Depth Charge: Sox have prospects aplenty

Garin Cecchini (Kevin Pataky/ SorensenContributing WriterThe 2014 Boston Red Sox already boast plenty of depth in the starting rotation — with Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Peavy, Doubront and Dempster all returning to the bump at Fenway Park this April, barring a spring-training trade — but it never hurts to have a deep well.Look back at the recent campaign...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox add three players to 40-man roster

In order to protect them from being rule 5 draft eligible, the Red Sox added prospects Anthony Ranaudo, Bryce Brentz and Garin Cecchini to the 40 man roster, as the deadline to do so was tonight. Ranaudo boasted a 2.96 ERA split between Portland and Pawtucket this season after a rough 2012 with a 6.69 ERA, Brentz battled with injuries this year in Pawtucket and still managed to slug...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini honored with AFL award

We often hear about players in all sports whose antics we would consider less than stellar. We do not, however, often enough hear about the positive influence or behaviors that so many players demonstrate. Well, Red Sox fans will hear about this one player in particular — Garin Cecchini — for what he does both on and off the field. Cecchini’s on-field performance in the Majors...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Saguaros And Cecchini Win AFL West Division

Cecchini Goes Yard In The Arizona Fall LeagueArizona Fall League All-Star (and top Red Sox prospect) Garin Cecchini helped the Surprise Saguaros to the AFL's West Division Title. Third-baseman Cecchini reached base five times (3-3, two BBs, RBI) in the clinching game. Said Cecchini: "You always want to play in the playoffs. We have a great group of guys. It's one of...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The 20-80 Scouting Scale, Translated to Wins

Recently, for the electronic pages of Baseball America, Therron Brockish provided a scouting report from the Arizona Fall League on Boston third-base prospect Garin Cecchini. As part of that report, Brockish graded each of Cecchini’s tools on the 20-80 scale (or 2-8 scale, depending) commonly utilized by scouts, where 50 represents major-league average and every 10 points is equal...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ranaudo And Cecchini Theo's Price for Garza?

Ranaudo (L) & Cecchini (R)Reports are surfacing that Theo Epstein will demand both Anthony Ranaudo and Garin Cecchini in a trade for Matt Garza. Cecchini is tearing it up in AAA, while Ranaudo (despite the shelling he took at the Futures Game on Sunday) is having a good year at AA Portland. The question for Ben Cherington is whether two months of Garza is worth your #3 (Cecchini...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Sea Dogs and new friends

This past Friday (July 5), I drove six hours south to Portland, Maine, on what would be the hottest weekend of the summer (to this point). The car air conditioner helped a great deal, but it took me an hour to figure out how to make the hotel's air conditioner work properly. I could hear in the back of my mind a relative saying decades ago, "Now I know he's Italian,...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Prospect Garin Cecchini Promoted To AA

Garin Cecchini On The RiseThe way he was hitting, Red Sox third base prospect Garin Cecchini had to get promoted soon. Sure enough,'s Alex Speier reports today that Cecchini will be moved up from Single A Salem to AA Portland. Cecchini was hitting .350 in Salem—with a .469 on-base percentage (the second-highest in all of minor league baseball). The 22-year old will...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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