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Gavin Cecchini SS

New York Mets

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May 29, 2020 04:16 PM
Gavin Cecchini: Cut by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday, JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports.

The 26-year-old second baseman was once a prospect of note in the Mets' system and joined Arizona on a minors pact this past offseason. He hasn't played in the majors since 2017.

January 29, 2020 11:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Gavin Cecchini: Reaches MiLB deal with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Arizona has already assigned Cecchini to Triple-A Reno, so it doesn't sound like he'll get the opportunity to compete for a bench role with the big club in spring training. Once a prospect of some repute while coming up through the Mets' farm system, the 26-year-old represents little more than organizational infield depth at this stage of his career. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2017 and slashed just .248/.305/.344 in the minors last season, with most of his action coming at the Double-A level.

February 1, 2019 04:04 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Assigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini cleared waivers Friday and was assigned to Triple-A Syracuse.

Cecchini was designated for assignment earlier in the week when the Mets signed Justin Wilson. His .294/.342/.468 line in 30 games for Triple-A Las Vegas last season was evidently not enough for another team to take a chance on him.

January 28, 2019 04:16 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was designated for assignment by the Mets on Monday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

The 2012 first-round pick was replaced on the 40-man roster by reliever Justin Wilson. Cecchini spent most of 2018 with Triple-A Las Vegas, hitting .294/.342/.468. The 25-year-old owns a lackluster .217/.270/.301 triple-slash across parts of two big-league campaigns (36 games).

June 16, 2018 12:40 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Sidelined with foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini hasn't played in any games for Triple-A Las Vegas since May 9 due to a foot injury, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Cecchini was optioned to Las Vegas out of spring training due to the Mets' ample infield depth, but he likely would have received the call to the big leagues at some point in the last month if he had been healthy. With Wilmer Flores (back) and T.J. Rivera (elbow) both having spent time on the disabled list and Jose Reyes batting a woeful .149/.213/.203 on the season, Luis Guillorme has settled in as the primary utility infield for the Mets over the last few weeks. While Guillorme boasts a capable glove, his .450 OPS barely amounts to an upgrade over Reyes'. As such, Cecchini -- a career .283/.348/.398 hitter in the minors -- would seemingly represent an appealing reserve option for the big club, though it's uncertain when he'll be healthy enough to contribute.

March 20, 2018 12:40 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was optioned to the Mets' minor-league camp Tuesday.

Cecchini was never likely to break camp with the Mets, who have Amed Rosario, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes as middle infielders in front of him. He'll return to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he's sat for most of the last two years, and wait for an injury. He hit .267/.329/.380 with just six home runs in 110 games at that level last season, so he doesn't look like he'll be much of a fantasy asset when he does eventually make it back to the big leagues.

March 3, 2018 10:48 AM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Hits second spring homer Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini hit a solo home run in his only at-bat during Friday's split-squad game against the Nationals.

While there doesn't appear to be room for Cecchini on a big-league roster that already features Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores, the 24-year-old is doing his best to force the Mets to make a tough decision, collecting four hits -- including two homers and a double -- in his first seven spring at-bats while also walking twice. If Cecchini keeps raking, it could encourage the front office to pull the trigger on a trade to clear space for him.

February 23, 2018 02:08 AM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Adds muscle over offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini added 15 pounds of muscle over the offseason with the hope of introducing more power into his game, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

After hitting just six homers at Triple-A Las Vegas last season, Cecchini got a personal nutritionist and attempted to eat healthier over the season. According to reports, the young infielder's weight dropped as low as 180 pounds last season due to what he termed as "lack of appetite," but it seems like he has an entirely new approach to eating that could help him maintain his power throughout the entire course of the season. Offseason adjustments aside, it seems like he's on the outside of the active roster looking in to start the season, especially after the Mets opted to retain Jose Reyes and signed Todd Frazier. That said, Cecchini has two full seasons of Triple-A action under his belt, so he'll likely be in the majors at some point in 2018 even if he doesn't crack the Opening Day roster.

August 18, 2017 10:40 AM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Recalled from Las Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

With a slew of injuries hitting New York's infield -- Jose Reyes (oblique) and Wilmer Flores (ribs) -- Cecchini will rejoin the big-league club to provide some more depth up the middle. In five appearances with the Mets this season, the 23-year-old has gone 4-for-14 with one home run and two RBI, and has been seeing the ball tremendously well at the Triple-A level as of late. Throughout the last 10 games for Las Vegas, Cecchini is slashing .349/.429/.512 from the plate.

June 24, 2017 10:12 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Heads back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Cecchini wasn't in line to see everyday at-bats with Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) returning from the disabled list, so the Mets decided to send him back to Las Vegas. The 23-year-old held his own during a five-game stretch with the big club, slashing .286/.286/.500 with one homer in 14 at-bats, so he could be back before the end of the season should another opportunity arise.

June 20, 2017 07:24 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Hits first big-league home run Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini went 1-for-3 with his first career home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

The most impressive thing about his fifth-inning blast was that it came with two strikes against superstar lefty Clayton Kershaw. This was also his first start in the majors, and although T.J. Rivera is expected to get most of the reps at the keystone with Neil Walker (hamstring) out, Cecchini could push him for playing time with more performances like this -- and simultaneously prove his worth in the organization with top prospect Amed Rosario knocking on the door to New York.

June 16, 2017 03:52 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Heading to bigs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday.

With Neil Walker (hamstring) expected to miss several weeks with a partially torn hamstring, the infield prospect will head to the big leagues to plug the holes in the Mets' injury-riddled infield. Cecchini is having a bit of a down year with the 51s, as he's hitting just .249 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Despite Cecchini's promotion, T.J. Rivera will get the first crack at starting second base duties. Neither may be long for semi-regular duty, as Amed Rosario appears to be ready at Triple-A, and the Mets are getting a lot of public pressure to promote their top prospect.

May 8, 2017 05:20 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Will be called up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

This will mark Cecchini's second stint with the big-league club, as the 2012 first-rounder went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in four games with the Mets last season. The 23-year-old currently owns a .254/.316/.369 triple slash with nine RBI and is 3-for-3 in steal attempts through 30 games with Las Vegas. A corresponding roster move should be announced once the move is official, with the likeliest transactions to be Adam Wilk (who was recalled for Sunday's spot start) getting demoted or Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) getting placed on the disabled list to clear room.

April 5, 2017 02:04 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Slated for time at SS, 3B this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini is expected to log playing time at shortstop every 10-to-12 days and possibly even third base this season, Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The Mets' Triple-A affiliate appears to be putting a large focus on versatility this season, so even a top prospect like Cecchini will get looks at other positions. The 23-year-old will still likely be brought up as a second baseman with fellow prospect Amed Rosario slated to man shortstop in the future, but the versatility certainly won't hurt as Cecchini looks to land a job with the Mets later in the season.

March 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Cecchini was in the conversation for a utility role with the Mets, but he and Matt Reynolds, who was also cut Wednesday, were always believed to be firmly behind Wilmer Flores and T.J. Rivera for those duties. The 23-year-old will now prep for a second straight season at Las Vegas, where he slashed .325/.390/.448 in 2016.

March 5, 2017 09:01 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Drives in two Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

He's been getting a long look at second base through camp so far, and with Neil Walker's contract talks stalled, another big season at Triple-A Las Vegas could make Cecchini a strong option to take over the keystone for the Mets in 2018. His 2017 fantasy value will depend on injuries opening up a spot in the big league infield, however.

February 25, 2017 11:15 AM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Homers in spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini got the start at second base in the Mets' Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Red Sox and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run.

The 23-year-old has posted strong offensive numbers in the high minors over the last two seasons, but would still need a lot to go his way this spring to break camp on the Mets' 25-man roster. Cecchini will likely begin the season back at Triple-A Las Vegas to continue working on his defense, but could be among the first call-ups when injuries hit the team's infield.

September 5, 2016 05:34 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Getting call up Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini will be added to the Mets' 40-man roster and promoted to the majors Tuesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

The Mets will make room for Cecchini by placing Neil Walker on the 60-day disabled list. Cecchini has morphed from a good-field, little-hit shortstop when he was drafted to one who is more known for his offense. He likely won't see much action, but can back up both middle-infield spots after seeing time at second base recently at Triple-A Las Vegas.

August 7, 2016 09:58 AM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Big game Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini went 4-for-5 at the plate Saturday and is now 11 for his last 18, upping his average to .324 on the season.

Cecchini has moved from a defense first shortstop to one whose bat likely should play in the majors, though part of his explosion has to be discounted due to the thin air in Las Vegas. He still is manning shortstop. but the trade of Dilson Herrera to Cincinnati could result in moving Cecchini to second base to see if he can play the position.

June 20, 2016 04:16 PM
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: PCL Player of the Week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cecchini was named the Pacific Coast Player of the Week.

Cecchini used to be known for his defense, but his game has done a 180-degree, where his offense is less in question that his defense. He is up to .328/.393/.460 in 51 games for Triple-A Las Vegas, aided by the 51s hitters park. In addition, his contact rate has jumped to 87% while his BABIP is .363, though those two numbers are in line with what he posted at Double-A Binghamton. Cecchini should clearly be in line for a September call up.

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020NYM0000000000------------
2019NYM0000000000------------
2018NYM0000000000------------
2017NYM32774161741901.208.256.2730.529
2016NYM4622020200.333.429.6671.095
Total36836181942101.217.270.3010.571
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020NYM000000000
2019NYM000000000
2018NYM000000000
2017NYM32202100113
2016NYM420400100
Total36402500213
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Kingsport Mets53191214792122184354.246.311.330
2012ASX-Brooklyn Cyclones55200000--100.000.167.000
2013ASX-Brooklyn Cyclones51194185380014143023.273.319.314
2014AA-Binghamton Mets14110000--100.250.250.250
2014AFA-St. Lucie Mets682333655101531324033.236.325.352
2014AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats572284259174325254171.259.333.408
2015AA-Binghamton Mets10943964139264751425534.317.377.442
2016AAA-Las Vegas11744671145272855485541.325.390.448
2017AAA-Las Vegas 51s11045368121273639406154.267.329.380
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
12/22/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Lake Charles, LA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
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