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Gavin Cecchini

Born: 12/22/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 200
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Small and athletic frame; maxed.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/13/2015
Dates Seen 6/9/15 - 6/11/15
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 Low 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Above-average bat speed; noisy hands; moderate barrel control; slight hitch; head moves; feet shuffle and causes unbalance; hips can leak; small load; recognizes spin but doesn't always lay off it; solid approach; struggles to consistently make hard contact.
Power 30 Fringe raw power; swing is linear and not conducive for in-game power to manifest; gap-to-gap power will play mildly.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Average runner; 4.29 and 4.33 home to first times.
Glove 40 2B long term; lacks fluidity and footwork for SS; becomes flatfooted; affects throws and transfers; average range.
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength; carry from SS hole; footwork can be issue; will play at 2B.

Cecchini has barrel control and is currently hitting well at Double-A, but I failed to see a consistent major league starter. I do not think he can stick at SS, and his bat has too much noise and inconsistencies for me to see a realistic starting profile.

Round Drafted: 1st round (12th overall), 2012
Why: Potential contact-oriented SS; bloodlines.

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