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Gavin Cecchini

2B
New York Mets New York Mets
Gavin Cecchini
Name: Gavin Glenn Christopher Joseph Cecchini
Born: Dec 22, 1993 in Lake Charles, La. USA
High School: Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career83.217.270.3011
Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the New York Mets in 2012 (signed for $2,300,000)
Cecchini's family occupies a unique place in Louisiana baseball, as his father and mother both coached him and his older brother Garin at Barbe High. Garin signed with the Red Sox for a $1.31 million bonus as a fourth-round pick in 2010. Gavin is likely to be drafted higher, in the first round, even though he's not as physical and his bat is much more in question. Wiry at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Cecchini's best attributes are his steadiness and defensive skills at shortstop. He has good hands and feet as well as the infield actions to stay at short, and excels at cutoff throws and being in the right spot defensively. His arm strength is a tick above-average and unfailingly accurate. His speed is about the same and plays up like his arm--he's a skilled baserunner who takes extra bases and steals bases intelligently. Cecchini's bat involves some projection, though. Some scouts believe he will be a bottom-of-the-order hitter despite his polished approach because of a lack of strength and impact bat speed. Cecchini is one of the safer bets in the high school class due to his polish, but scouts are mixed on his true upside.
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