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Birth Date12-22-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
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-0.22017
2018
-0.22019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2016 NYN 22 4 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .667 82 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 NYN 23 32 82 16 2 0 1 4 19 1 0 1 .208 .256 .273 68 -3.0 0.6 -1.9 -0.2
Career368918401421201.217.270.30170-3.10.6-2.0-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 BRO A- NYP 5 6 .227 .304 .346 .000 88 -1.1 0.2 0 38 0 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0
2012 KNG Rk APP 53 212 .255 .328 .379 .309 111 -3.4 6.6 0.2 85 0 -4.3 0.7 -3.1 0.0
2013 BRO A- NYP 51 212 .242 .310 .337 .319 94 3.3 5.5 2.4 109 0 5.5 0.1 -2.9 1.2
2014 SAV A SAL 57 259 .271 .337 .394 .299 100 4.6 7.4 3 111 0 3.0 3.5 -1.1 1.6
2014 SLU A+ FSL 68 271 .259 .328 .370 .259 103 -4.3 7.9 2.5 92 0 -5.2 0.3 -7.3 -0.2
2014 BIN AA EAS 1 4 .252 .326 .344 .333 94 -0.3 0.1 0.1 64 0 0.0 0.5 -0.2 0.1
2015 BIN AA EAS 109 485 .254 .318 .372 .348 96 23.3 13.0 6 143 0 2.5 -2.3 12.1 3.4
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 NYN MLB NL 4 7 .244 .345 .369 .500 80 2.2 0.2 0 82 9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 117 499 .267 .335 .409 .357 113 10.9 14.0 5.8 125 0 -10.5 -2.1 5.6 1.3
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 16 70 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 NYN MLB NL 32 82 .247 .324 .423 .263 92 -6.9 2.4 -0.1 68 9 -1.9 0.6 -3.0 -0.2
2017 LVG AAA PCL 110 497 .278 .343 .440 .298 105 -14 14.7 1.4 86 0 -9.8 -0.2 -6.9 -0.1
2018 SLU A+ FSL 1 4 .264 .301 .303 .500 84 0.6 0.1 0 123 0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 30 119 .270 .341 .432 .326 129 -0.5 3.5 0.5 100 0 -0.9 -1.7 0.4 0.2
2019 BRO A- NYP 3 13 .196 .265 .290 .667 96 0.9 0.4 0.1 65 0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2019 BIN AA EAS 43 156 .241 .311 .370 .284 97 0.2 4.1 -0.4 96 0 0.0 -1.0 -0.3 0.3
2019 SYR AAA INT 2 8 .317 .379 .561 .333 98 0 0.3 0 93 0 0.0 1.1 -0.1 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 BRO A- NYP 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 0 0
2012 KNG Rk APP 212 191 21 47 9 2 1 63 22 18 43 5 4 .246 .311 .330 .084 2 0
2013 BRO A- NYP 212 194 18 53 8 0 0 61 14 14 30 2 3 .273 .319 .314 .041 2 2
2014 SLU A+ FSL 271 233 36 55 10 1 5 82 31 32 40 3 3 .236 .325 .352 .116 5
2014 SAV A SAL 259 228 42 59 17 4 3 93 25 25 41 7 1 .259 .333 .408 .149 3
2014 BIN AA EAS 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 17 13 5 5 1 0 0 6 0 4 1 1 1 .385 .529 .462 .077 0 0
2015 BIN AA EAS 485 439 64 139 26 4 7 194 51 42 55 3 4 .317 .377 .442 .125 2 0
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 70 61 12 18 5 1 1 28 7 7 8 0 1 .295 .357 .459 .164 2 0
2016 NYN MLB NL 7 6 2 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .429 .667 .333 0 0
2016 LVG AAA PCL 499 446 71 145 27 2 8 200 55 48 55 4 1 .325 .390 .448 .123 1 4
2017 LVG AAA PCL 497 453 68 121 27 3 6 172 39 40 61 5 4 .267 .329 .380 .113 0 2
2017 NYN MLB NL 82 77 4 16 2 0 1 21 7 4 19 0 1 .208 .256 .273 .065 0 0
2018 SLU A+ FSL 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 119 109 14 32 11 1 2 51 9 7 15 1 1 .294 .342 .468 .174 0 2
2019 SYR AAA INT 8 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 .167 .375 .333 .167 0 0
2019 BIN AA EAS 156 139 13 34 3 0 3 46 21 12 32 3 1 .245 .295 .331 .086 5 0
2019 BRO A- NYP 13 12 1 4 2 0 0 6 1 1 6 0 1 .333 .385 .500 .167 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 25 0.5200 0.4000 0.8000 0.6154 0.1667 0.8750 0.5000 0.2000 0.0000
2017 293 0.4949 0.5358 0.7707 0.6414 0.4324 0.8387 0.6719 0.2293 0.0000
Career3180.49690.52510.77300.63940.41150.84160.65840.22700.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-04 2013-07-27 Minors 23 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-08-02 2012-08-12 Minors 10 10 - Fingers Fracture Middle Finger HBP - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 82 dIcon Sports2019

Details
  • 2019. DFA by NY Mets 1/28/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 2/1/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by NY Mets 9/6/16.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (1-12) (Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.). $2.3M signing bonus ($2.55M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 384 44 102 20 2 10 44 30 58 2 1 .294 .353 .450 106 17.9 2B -6, 3B 0 1.2
80o 364 40 93 18 2 9 40 27 56 2 1 .282 .338 .430 98 12.2 2B -6, 3B 0 0.7
70o 349 37 85 16 2 8 38 25 55 2 1 .267 .323 .406 92 8.4 2B -6, 3B 0 0.3
60o 337 35 79 15 2 7 35 24 54 2 1 .257 .313 .388 87 5.4 2B -5, 3B 0 0.0
50o 325 33 74 14 1 7 33 22 53 2 1 .249 .304 .374 82 2.8 2B -5, 3B 0 -0.3
40o 313 31 69 13 1 7 31 21 52 2 1 .240 .295 .365 78 0.4 2B -5, 3B 0 -0.5
30o 301 29 64 12 1 6 29 19 50 1 1 .231 .284 .347 73 -2.1 2B -5, 3B 0 -0.8
20o 286 26 59 11 1 6 27 18 49 1 1 .223 .277 .341 67 -4.7 2B -5, 3B 0 -1.0
10o 266 23 52 10 1 5 24 15 46 1 1 .211 .258 .320 59 -7.8 2B -4, 3B 0 -1.3
Weighted Mean3293477152734235321.256.311.389843.72B -5, 3B 0-0.2

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does Gavin Cecchini have marginal value in a trade? On the topic of MI, what would it take for the mets to put together a package for Dee Gordon? Does Cecchini, Lindsay and Uceta get it done? Is that something the Mets would do?
(Bryce from NJ)
I don't think it's enough. Anyway, they have a ton of MI options and Dee Gordon represents an upgrade over them...probably, but not a significant enough one for the package it would take. Focus really should be on 3B, OF, pitching (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Gavin Cecchini end up with a 6 hit tool and can play average to above average 2B (which seems pretty plausible), is it possible the scouting community is underratig him a bit ?
(Jesse from New jersey)
I don't have a strong take on Cecchini one way or another, but certainly an above-average defensive second baseman with a six hit tool would be a really solid player. We ranked him ninth in a pretty good Mets farm system and that was under the assumption that he'll be moving from shortstop. (Aaron Gleeman)
2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)If Gavin Cecchini has a 6 hit tool and can play an average/average+ 2B, is it possible the industry is underrating him a bit? Possible attributed to prospect fatigue along with him having to move off short?
(Nick from Asheville )
Those are two awfully, awfully big ifs, aren't they? (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Gavin Cecchini can learn to play 2B at an average or slightly better level, does this make him a starting 2B? Hit tool seems to be a 55, at least.
(Henry Hoover from Cape May)
Close enough I guess, but not a first division one. And it is entirely possible the arm issues will move across the diamond with him. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Don't mean to be one of those fans with crazy hypothetical trades but I have one for you: Mets send Duda, Conforto, Matz/Wheeler/Gsellman, Dom Smith, and Gavin Cecchini to the Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt? Hows that?
(Richard from NY)
The volume is there, but I'd think that the Diamondbacks would want at least one "stud" prospect in a deal like that, and Smith isn't quite it. Duda's back is still a bit of a concern, Conforto's stock slipped last year, and Matz and Wheeler both have injury concerns. The Diamondbacks would likely want at least one major league ready player who is a 3-4 WARP guy with potential to grow into a 5-6 WARP guy. Even though I like Smith, I don't see that here. (Mike Gianella)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Angels desperately need a 2B, and a cheap one would allow them to spend money elsewhere to give this team the help it needs. That being said, does a Gavin Cecchini for Alex Meyer trade make sense? With Neil Walker, TJ Rivera and Reyes, Cecchini seems expendable to the Mets while he would be the starting 2B for the Angels. And Meyer seems like the kind of pitcher the Mets could have success with.
(Larzie from LA)
I don't see the Mets doing this, and I don't think that's too homerish. Meyer's stock is *really* down right now, and Cecchini's basically level. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jarrett--- big fan of the podcast. Can you rank Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce and Juan Lagares in terms of trade value? Also, can you give me an idea of what each could fetch in a trade, in Mets prospect terms (so I can better understand)? For example, maybe Jay Bruce gets you a Merandy Gonzalez type prospect, idk.
(Ruby from NYC)
Granderson: maybe on the high end someone like Gavin Cecchini? I definitely think a Molina or Merandy kind of arm would be out there
Bruce: pretty much the same
Lagares: someone like Harol Gonzalez, and a lot of salary relief (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it possible that Gavin Cecchini is really underrated? If he can play an at least average 2B with a 55 hit tool, that's a pretty good player.
(Riley from NJ)
That's Justin Turner.

Not the good Justin Turner.

Cecchini is a pain to evaluate because he so clearly isn't a shortstop, but Mets, and the throwing issues are bad enough that I worry they might continue to be an issue elsewhere. The reports from the AFL have not been encouraging either. I still think he has a major league role, but it's not one worthy of calling him underrated. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gavin Cecchini could play either CF or 3B?
(Jim from Massapequa)
CF seems like a stretch, he's an average runner. 3B, probably, but that's one of those positions that involves quick twitch and reactions and sometimes you just don't know for sure until a dude goes there. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you bet on being the Mets’ opening day 2B in 2017; Neil Walker, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores, Gavin Cecchini, or the field? Who would you bet on it being by the end of 2017 (barring injury, LOL)? Are we in for the first big-time starting 2B competition on the Mets since the legendary Emaus-Turner-Murphy-Luis Hernandez free-for-all in 2011 or will they just go find another league-average 2B like Neil Walker (or the actual Neil Walker)?
(Jimmer from Brooklyn)
Now Cecchini could handle second, and I wouldn't be shocked if that is the plan with Reyes/Flores as a fallback position if he struggles. Walker's resurgence means he probably gets QO'd. He's a bubble guy for accepting, and it could play out much like Murph last offseason (so pencil in Walker for 2017 NL MVP) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Just read the Mets top prospect lists. Seems like BP is much lower on a few Mets prospects (Gavin Cecchini, Wuilmer Becerra and Dom Smith specifically) than other prospect evaluators. Any reason for this?
(Gortat from Lake Eerie)
I don't know that I am that much lower on those guys (well okay, Smith), 4-10 is very very fluid here, and I had a bunch of different orders working throughout the process. Eventually you just have to file. But some specific reasons.

Cecchini: I just don't see a shortstop here. I've been told at times I have high standards for the position, but there isn't one tool or skill he has defensively that you can point to and say "that is a major league shortstop skill."

Becerra: Man, I like Becerra. I am pretty sure I had one of the first public reports on him, and his improvements this year during the jump to full season ball are heartening. I don't think a 55/45 is a bad prospect either. But there is a lot of pressure on the bat in right field, and scouts like him less than I do.

Dominic Smith: I wrote a whole bunch about this for my debate with Chris, but I've never seen even plus raw in BP, so I don't know where the power is coming from. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)A little low for Amed Rosario, no? Also, I noticed no Gavin Cecchini. Little love for mets SS
(Loren from Atlanta)
if you're asking if we think that we're low on the guy we ranked in a specific spot... the answer is going to be no. Rosario doesn't scream impact to me on offense, even if that upside is there. I get the desire to assume there's a ton more there given age and level, but I don't see that coming to fruition. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Gavin Cecchini .320 average in AA a mirage or is he becoming a legit prospect.
(Mike from NY)
Define legit...

He's a prospect but I don't think he's an elite one. I do think .320 is a mirage but Cecchini has real baseball skills. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Gavin Cecchini turning a corner? He seems to finally be showing the average hit and power tools that combined with average-ish defense at short led the Mets to draft him.
(AMetsGuy from NYC)
I may or may not but definitely am writing something that should be up this week that involves Cecchini, but...maybe! (Christopher Crawford)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gavin Cecchini has not fared well in his first ~150 PA in the FSL. Have you seen him or talked to anyone about his struggles since the promotion? Is he being overwhelmed or is the lack of production just a small sample size issue. Thank you.
(Andrew from Brooklyn)
It's probably a little of both. I never get too worried about struggles right after a promotion. Sometimes it just takes an adjustment period. Sometimes it's just mental, or a lack of confidence about a new level. I'm not super high on Cecchini, though I think he'll hit. I don't think he's a SS and think he'll move eventually, but he's a nice athlete and the swing isn't bad. I won't worry too much about the bat yet. Not sure if it's an impact bat but he's got a nice collection of usable tools. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Gavin Cecchini has surprised many by showing improved power this yr. By all accounts he's looked much better and has been on a major tear lately. Has his outlook perked up a bit?
(Craig from New York)
Not for me. I still see the same projection, which is a very good player--most likely a regular. But not the type of player at the major league level that his minor league numbers suggest is possible. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets have taken high school position players in the first round of the draft for the past three years (Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and Dom Smith). What are your impressions so far in their development? What do you project the ceiling is for each of them? It seems like Dom Smith is the highest touted of the three.
(Kevin from NYC)
I wish that I had an answer for this, but I would have to default to our incredible BP Prospect team. Apologies, but pitchers are more my bag at the minor-league level. (Doug Thorburn)
2012-10-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the possibility that Boston can coax Toronto to part with Farrell, is there any way that Boston can get him without parting with Matt Barnes, Xander Bogearts, Gavin Cecchini or Jackie Bradley Jr.?
(jlarsen from chicago)
Ben Cherington is a smart guy. I would be stunned if he parted with a top-five prospect type in order to acquire Farrell's services. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gavin Cecchini can be an All-Star one day?
(Matt from Queens)
Brandon Beachy is going to be an All-Star. I think everybody with two legs and a head that a hat can fit on can be an All-Star one day. (Sam Miller)
2012-06-05 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Gavin Cecchini legit or were the Mets looking to get someone relatively cheap?
(Todd from NYC)
Well, Gavin Cecchini was not going to come cheap, so it wasn't that. He wanted Top 15 money, and not everybody saw him as a Top 15 talent. (Kevin Goldstein)


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