by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Receives spring training invite
Cecchini (hip) received a spring training invite from the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Cecchini hit .317/.377/.442 in 109 games with Double-A Binghamton last year, building off the mild success he had the prior season. The jury is still out if he will hit enough and be good enough defensively to be a starter in the majors, as some feel he will settle in as a utility infielder.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Mets reassign five more players to minor-league camp
The Mets announced Tuesday they reassigned pitchers Matt Bowman, Tyler Pill, Hansel Robles, Cody Satterwhite and Gabriel Ynoa. They join outfielder Brandon Nimmo, infielder Gavin Cecchini and catcher Xorge Carrillo, who were reassigned last week.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Mets' Gavin Cecchini gaining ground on getting to major leagues
Former first-round pick Gavin Cecchini is starting to grow as a player. In 2014, the Mets 2012 first rounder hit .247 with eight home runs and 56 RBI in stints with three different minor league clubs. "My walk-to-strikeout ratio was way better last year," Cecchini said to ESPN.com. "That's just repetition and getting out there and getting a bunch of at-bats. The more times you do something, you're going to get better at it." Cecchini is also seeing more growth in his power numbers from when he first started in the minor leagues. "Definitely," Cecchini said. "And, not to make any excuses, but we played at really big fields -- Savannah, which is a big ballpark. And here in the Florida State League there are a bunch of big ballparks, too. My power numbers were good. As long as I just keep getting stronger and stay with my approach, everything is going to work out."