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Darrell Ceciliani

Born: 06/22/1990 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 220
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Well-built; strong; broad shoulders and hips; athletic look; carries strength well; not physically maxed out but minimal projection remaining; solid MLB body.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 06/18/2014
Dates Seen 4/10/2014, 4/11/2014, 4/13/2014, 5/6/2014
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
Makeup

Confident player; carries himself like a big leaguer; assertive on the field.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2015 Moderate 50 Role 45; Below-Average Regular; 4th Outfielder No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Good bat speed; pre-pitch movement is consistent and predictable; not a lot of noise before he drives to the hitting zone; quick from the trigger to the contact point; has a knack for getting the barrel on the ball; sharp line drives to all fields; can work counts but prefers to be aggressive; gets caught between approaches at times; more successfully when he swings early and often; needs to take advantage of natural bat-to-ball ability; potential for .270-.280 average; may reach a tick higher if it all comes together.
Power 35 Line-drive oriented stroke; doesn’t lift the ball; line drives have lots of top spin and don’t carry; power can play from gap to gap as doubles; enough juice in the bat to keep pitchers and defenses honest; contact-first hitter with 7-10 home runs, 15-20 doubles with ample playing time.
Baserunning/Speed 55 H-1st ranged from 4.16-4.23 across multiple views; runs well; clearly putting in plenty of effort when he’s running but it doesn’t look difficult; has lost some speed since prior viewings; good enough athlete to maintain present speed; gets out of the box well and is consistently above-average down the line; speed plays a bit better on longer runs; plays well with instincts in OF; solid instincts on base paths; potential to steal 15-20 bases annually; above-average speed can be a factor.
Glove 55 Energetic defender; works hard in the outfield but does it with grace; natural defender; reads the ball well off the bat; jumps are very good in all directions; gets there quickly and settles under the ball; makes it look easy; will get aggressive and try to make difficult plays without care for his body; knows game situations and does all the little things as a defender; solid CF glove that could handle himself on the corners; like most players, could use a bit more polish as he moves up, but could defend at MLB level right now.
Arm 40 Arm doesn’t stand out; lots of effort when he’s trying to make a play with his arm; ball just doesn’t come out cleanly; accuracy is solid; raw arm strength is fringy; arm can work in LF or CF on consistent basis.
Overall

Lacks flash in the game; most tools are solid; can hit the ball and will hit some at the highest level; power isn’t a significant factor; speed can play toward the top of a lineup; glove will carry him to MLB and hit tool will give him a chance to stick; potential up-the-middle player with batting average driven offensive profile; won’t be a key cog on an MLB team but can be a quality role player.

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