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Gavin Glenn Christopher Joseph Cecchini [1] (/ˈɡvən ɪˈkni/; born December 22, 1993) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Gavin Cecchini
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Cecchini with the New York Mets
New York Mets
Second Baseman
Born: (1993-12-22) December 22, 1993 (age 24)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 2016, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.217
Hits18
Home runs1
Runs batted in9
Teams

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Early lifeEdit

Cecchini was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and attended Alfred M. Barbe High School. Prior to the 2012 MLB draft, Cecchini was regarded by Perfect Game as "good athlete, highest level hitter and outstanding middle infield tools."[2]

Cecchini initially committed to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers, before switching his commitment to Ole Miss.[3] He was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft with the 12th overall pick.

Professional careerEdit

 
Cecchini with the Mets in 2016

Cecchini began his professional career in 2012 with the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League, batting .246/.311/.330, and then was promoted to Brooklyn Cyclones for five games in which he was hitless to end the season.[4] Baseball America ranked him as the #2 prospect in the Mets system and the Appalachian League's #12 prospect following the 2012 season.[5] He began the 2014 baseball season as a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League, and for three teams in aggregate he batted .247/.328/.378.[6]

He was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 6, 2016.[7] He made his Major League debut on September 11, striking out in a pinch hit appearance at Turner Field. On September 24, he hit his first career hit, an RBI double.[8] For the season, he batted .208/.253/.273.[4]

PersonalEdit

He is the younger brother of Major League infielder Garin Cecchini.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gavin Cecchini". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Gavin Cecchini Baseball Profile - Perfect Game USA". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Parham, Chase (April 11, 2011). "Ole Miss lands elite shortstop". Rivals.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Gavin Cecchini Baseball Statistics [2012-2017]
  5. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: Stats: Gavin Cecchini". Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  6. ^ Gavin Cecchini Minor & Fall Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Forget Arizona Fall League, Mets' Gavin Cecchini headed to majors - Mets Blog- ESPN
  8. ^ "New York Mets at Atlanta Braves". USA Today. September 11, 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ Rosenthal, Seth (June 5, 2012). "Meet the Top Mets Draft Pick: Gavin Cecchini". New York. Retrieved August 28, 2013.

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