2012 MLB Draft: New York Mets Select Gavin Cecchini

Gavin Cecchini, SS, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA: The younger brother of Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini, Gavin is a 6-1, 185 pound right-handed hitter. His glove is ahead of his bat at this point and scouts think he’ll remain at shortstop, but opinions differ about what kind of hitter he will become, and he may take considerable time to develop his offense. His instincts are very well regarded. He is committed to the University of Mississippi, but is certainly signable at this stage in the draft. The Mets will have to be patient while he develops but he comes from a baseball family and scouts have been familiar with him for years. His best physical tool is speed, but there’s a chance Gavin can develop some decent pop to go with it. Up-the-middle players seem to be a common theme in the draft so far, and the Mets have shown more of a willingness to take chances in recent drafts.

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