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Garin Cecchini

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Garin Cecchini
Name: Garin Cecchini
Born: Apr 20, 1991 in Lake Charles, La. USA
High School: Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (143rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2010 (signed for $1,310,000)
Cecchini established himself as one of the top prep hitters in the 2010 draft class when he led the U.S. 18U national team--which also featured Bryce Harper--in slugging (.708) and on-base percentage (.529) en route to its first-ever gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championship last summer in Venezuela. He might have hit his way into the first round this spring, but he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and required reconstructive surgery in mid-March. It was his second operation under the knife of Dr. James Andrews, who performed rotator-cuff surgery on him when Cecchini was 12. A 6-foot-3, 195-pounder, he has a fluid lefthanded stroke and good pull power. The knee injury isn't a long-term concern, because his fringe-average speed isn't a big part of his game and he already was expected to move from shortstop to third base at the next level. His soft hands and strong arm will play well at the hot corner. He's a baseball rat, no surprise considering his father Glenn is the head coach at perennial Louisiana power Barbe High. His mother Raissa is an assistant coach at Barbe, and his younger brother Gavin is a top infield prospect for the 2012 draft. Though he missed most of the season, it may take first-round money to lure Cecchini away from a Louisiana State commitment. He has enough offensive potential and track record to get that payday, and he isn't expected to make it to the second round.
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