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Gavin Cecchini SS  

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date12-22-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age22 years, 11 months, 15 days
BatsR
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2012
2013
2014
2015
0.32016
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 NYN 22 4 7 6 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .429 .667 .642 2.5 -0.0 0.3
Career47622200402100200.333.429.667.6422.5-0.00.3

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 BRO A- 5 6 .085 .227 .304 .346 .000 .000 88 -1.1 0.2 0 -0.2 0.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 KNG Rk 53 212 .248 .255 .328 .379 .000 .309 110 -2.9 6.6 0.2 -4.3 0.7 4.6 0.0 4.6 0.0
2013 BRO A- 51 212 .277 .242 .310 .337 .000 .319 92 3.6 5.5 2.4 5.6 0.1 11.5 1.9 11.5 1.9
2014 SAV A 57 259 .276 .271 .337 .394 .000 .299 100 4.5 7.4 3 3.4 3.5 18.4 2.2 18.4 2.2
2014 SLU A+ 68 271 .246 .259 .328 .370 .000 .259 102 -4.1 7.9 2.5 -5.1 0.3 6.7 0.2 6.7 0.2
2014 BIN AA 1 4 .184 .252 .326 .344 .000 .333 94 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2015 BIN AA 109 485 .300 .254 .318 .372 .000 .348 101 19.5 13.0 6 2.4 -2.3 36.2 4.2 36.2 4.2
2015 SRR Wnt 4 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 NYN MLB 4 7 .642 .244 .345 .369 .284 .500 85 2.3 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.0 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2016 LVG AAA 117 499 .274 .267 .335 .409 .265 .357 120 7.6 14.0 5.8 -10.3 -2.1 25.2 1.5 25.2 1.5
2016 SCO Wnt 16 70 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 BRO A- 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .000 .085 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1
2012 KNG Rk 212 21 47 9 2 1 22 18 43 5 4 .246 .311 .330 .084 .248 4.6 -4.3 0.0
2013 BRO A- 212 18 53 8 0 0 14 14 30 2 3 .273 .319 .314 .041 .277 11.5 5.6 1.9
2014 SAV A 259 42 59 17 4 3 25 25 41 7 1 .259 .333 .408 .149 .276 18.4 3.4 2.2
2014 BIN AA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .184 0.3 0.1 0.0
2014 SLU A+ 271 36 55 10 1 5 31 32 40 3 3 .236 .325 .352 .116 .246 6.7 -5.1 0.2
2015 SRR Wnt 17 5 5 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 .385 .529 .462 .077 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 BIN AA 485 64 139 26 4 7 51 42 55 3 4 .317 .377 .442 .125 .300 36.2 2.4 4.2
2016 LVG AAA 499 71 145 27 2 8 55 48 55 4 1 .325 .390 .448 .123 .274 25.2 -10.3 1.5
2016 NYN MLB 7 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .429 .667 .333 .642 2.5 -0.0 0.3
2016 SCO Wnt 70 12 18 5 1 1 7 7 8 0 1 .295 .357 .459 .164 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 25 0.5200 0.4000 0.8000 0.5385 0.2500 0.8571 0.6667 0.2000 0 0.000000
Career250.520.40.80.53850.250.85710.66670.200

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
2016 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 27 dIcon Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 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).

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BP Articles

Gavin Cecchini is referenced in the following articles.

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offers For Everyone!Dustin Palmateer2016-11-21
Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offers For Everyone!Bret Sayre2016-11-21
Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offers For Everyone!Bryan Grosnick2016-11-21
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-11-14
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 1stMauricio Rubio2016-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of October 25thMauricio Rubio2016-10-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale ScorpionsWilson Karaman2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale ScorpionsJarrett Seidler2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale ScorpionsSteve Givarz2016-10-10
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Gavin CecchiniScooter Hotz2016-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Gavin CecchiniJarrett Seidler2016-09-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 23Scooter Hotz2016-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 29thChristopher Crawford2016-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 26-28Christopher Crawford2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 5-7Christopher Crawford2016-08-08
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroySam Miller2016-07-22
The GM Trade Game!: Trading Jonathan LucroyBP Staff2016-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: May 20, 2016Will Haines2016-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1Christopher Crawford2016-05-02
TDGX Transactions: Betting on BettisGeorge Bissell2016-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Pacific Coast LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Pacific Coast LeagueBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-15
2016 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-02-25
2016 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-25
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2016-02-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 ShortstopsBret Sayre2016-02-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2016-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 29thJeffrey Paternostro2015-10-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 15, 2015Jeffrey Paternostro2015-10-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ben Murphy2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ian Lefkowitz2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Jared Weiss2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 29thJeff Moore2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Justin UptonBP Staff2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 17-19Jeff Moore2015-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Johnny CuetoBaseball Prospectus2015-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 24thJeff Moore2015-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 5-7, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 28, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 22-25, 2015Tucker Blair2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 22-25, 2015Mauricio Rubio2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 19Jeff Moore2015-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Eastern LeagueCraig Goldstein2015-03-30
Get to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2015-02-03
Get to Know: Shortstop ProspectsCraig Goldstein2015-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 23Jeff Moore2014-06-24
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Brandon NimmoJason Parks2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 7Jeff Moore2014-05-08
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jeff Moore2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Steffan Segui2014-03-04
Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014Jason Parks2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsBen Murphy2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsIan Lefkowitz2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: ShortstopsJared Weiss2014-02-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Shortstop ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Fulmer vs Cecchini)Nick J. Faleris2012-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 26Kevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: First Round RecapKevin Goldstein2012-06-05
Future Shock: 2012 Mock DraftKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 30 Draft Prospects: Part TwoKevin Goldstein2012-05-31


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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