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Gavin Cecchini | Shortstop | #2

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/22/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYM

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Mets optioned INF Gavin Cecchini to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Cecchini, 23, had a brief stint with the Mets down the stretch last season. He doesn't really hard the arm to play the left side of the infield, but the Mets are hopeful he could find a home at second base. Mar 22 - 8:20 AM

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Mets purchased the contract of INF Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cecchini, a first-round pick in 2012, earned the call-up after batting .325/.390/.448 with eight homers and 55 RBI over 117 games this season in Triple-A. The 22-year-old has primarily played shortstop in the minors, but he made three starts at second base this season. It's unclear what role he'll have down the stretch, but the Mets decided to add him to their 40-man roster and give him his first taste of the majors.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:57:00 AM

Mets SS prospect Gavin Cecchini generated three hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Las Vegas.

He's gone 11 for his last 14 at the plate with a homer and five RBI over his last three contests. The 2012 first-round pick seems to have outgrown Triple-A. His .329 average ranks third in the Pacific Coast League this season. He also ranks fifth in hits (137) and sixth in on base percentage (.391). The 22-year-old could see time with the big club once the Triple-A season ends.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:22:00 PM

Mets SS prospect Gavin Cecchini provided four hits Saturday in a win for Triple-A Las Vegas.

He singled three times, doubled and scored twice as the 51s held on for a 10-8 win over visiting Fresno. Saturday was Cecchini's fourth straight multi-hit game and his second four-hit contest of the year. He's hit .500 during his six-game hitting streak while boosting his average from .309 to .324. The 2012 first-round pick doesn't have much left to prove in the minor leagues. It's possible we could see him in the majors next month when rosters expand.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 04:04:00 PM

Mets prospect shortstop Gavin Cecchini (shoulder) will play in an intrasquad game on Tuesday.

Good news for Cecchini, who needed a cortisone injection in his left shoulder last week. The 22-year-old was shut down after four games in the Arizona Fall League due to the same shoulder, so the hope is that the issue won't linger.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Mets prospect shortstop Gavin Cecchini received a cortisone injection for inflammation in his left shoulder.

Cecchini was shut down from the Arizona Fall League due to an issue with the same shoulder. There's reason for minor concern at this point, but he's expected to be back on the field in the next week or so. The 22-year-old Cecchini made some nice strides at the plate last season by batting .317/.377/.442 with seven homers and 51 RBI over 109 games with Double-A Binghamton. If he can stay healthy, he's likely not far off from the majors.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Top prospects Gavin Cecchini and Dominic Smith were among the Mets minor league players invited to big league spring training on Friday.

Cecchini, the 12th overall selection from the 2012 draft, slashed .317/.377/.442 with seven homers and 51 RBI in 109 contests in his first full season at Double-A Binghampton in 2015. Smith, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft, is fresh off an impressive season in his own right, hitting .305/.354/.417 with six homers and 79 RBI at High-A St. Lucie.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Mets prospect SS Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-4 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton.

The younger brother of Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini, Gavin, a 2012 first-round draft pick, has found himself this season in the Eastern League, batting .295/.349/.436 with five home runs, 15 doubles and a 24/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 59 games for Binghamton. The 21-year-old took a step forward in 2014, producing a career-best eight home runs and 27 doubles between both Class-A levels, but he also batted just .247/.328/.378 in that span. This season, Cecchini has tightened his approach against more advanced pitching (7.2% BB%, 9.6% K%), and it in turn has done wonders for his triple-slash line.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win for Double-A Binghamton.

Cecchini homered in the first and tied the score in the ninth with an RBI double. The 21-year-old has hit .381 during his five-game hitting streak. He's now ninth in the Eastern League in slugging (.492) and tenth in OPS (.853). The former first-round pick has struck out just 11 times in 122 at-bats this season.
Sun, May 24, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Mets prospect SS Gavin Cecchini went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Monday for Double-A Binghamton.

Cecchini quietly has enjoyed a strong first month at Binghamton, batting .325/.381/.506 with nine extra-base hits and a 7/6 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 22 games. The uptick in production for the 22-year-old is a good sign, as he’s just a .258/.326/.364 hitter in 257 career minor league games. He did begin to show more in-game power last year, accruing eight homers, 27 doubles and five triples between the Low- and High-A levels, but he’s unlikely to offer more than below-average pop at maturity. Meanwhile, Cecchini’s path to the major leagues likely will depend on how the Mets address their current shortstop situation over the course of the season.
Tue, May 12, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-3 with a walk for High-A St. Lucie on Saturday.

Cecchini has struggled offensively since he was promoted to the High-A Florida State League, hitting .200/.270/.256 with two doubles and one home run in 26 games. When he was drafted, there were questions as to whether he will hit enough to reach the major leagues, and he has struggled to prove the doubters wrong, hitting .250/.314/.339 over 192 games in the minor leagues.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly for Low-A Savannah on Wednesday.

Cecchini has been cold as of late, hitting just .200/.295/.307 over his last 19 games, lowering his season line to .255/.332/.398. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and his batting has yet to take a step forward. Other than a two week period in which he was hot, Cecchini has struggled with the bat in the South Atlantic League.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-6 with a double for Low-A Savannah on Saturday.

He has been raking over the past six games, hitting .520/.571/.720 with three doubles and a triple and is hitting .276/.356/.400 for the season. Cecchini is projected to stay at shortstop long term, but there are questions as to whether he has enough power to let his average contact ability flourish. If he can hit, he's a solid shortstop at the major league level, but he has a long way to go to show he can hit.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Mets prospect shortstop Gavin Cecchini was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.

At the time of the injury, the 19-year-old was batting .259/.305/.315 with three doubles, two stolen bases and nine strikeouts through 15 games for Short-Season Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York-Penn League. Selected No. 12 overall in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Cecchini batted .246/.311/.330 with 12 extra-base hits last summer in the rookie-level Appalachian League.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:24:00 PM

Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini suffered a "small fracture" to his middle finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday, and is out indefinitely.

The minor league season ends soon, so the Mets figure to shut him down as a precautionary measure. "I'm not one to estimate recovery time. Fortunately, he's already had a pretty full year," VP of scouting Paul DePodesta said. Cecchini, the 12th overall pick in this year's draft, was hitting .250 with one home run, 13 RBI and two steals in 132 plate appearances with the Mets' rookie league affiliate prior to the injury.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 02:21:00 PM

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