Garin Cecchini Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Third Base-Outfield

     
 













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Age: 24
Born: April 20, 1991
Lake Charles, LA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th round, 2010
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Barbe High School (LA)
ETA: Mid 2015

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SoxProspects.com Links

ESPNBoston: Q&A with Coyle and Cecchini (8.26.10)

2011 Prospect Preview
Video: Batting Practice (March 2011)
The Ladder - 6.29.2011

Cecchini looking to get on track in 2012 (1.17.12)
2012 Prospect Preview
Cecchini showcases skills in Greenville win (6.1.12)
Cecchini pursing improvement every day (2.12.13)
2013 Prospect Preview
Cecchini finds his groove (5.8.13)
Cecchini carrying Salem success to Portland (6.24.13)
Mental game making the difference for Cecchini (7.26.13)
Scouting Scratch: Garin Cecchini (8.28.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Cecchini tuning out statistical results in favor of... (4.3.14)
PawSox Notebook: Cecchini challenged (4.7.14)
The Write-Up: Garin Cecchini and Christian... (4.17.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review

Physical Description: Athletic build, strong lean muscle. Filled out especially in his lower half.

Hit: Smooth, line-drive, middle/opposite field approach with the ability to hit to all fields. Added a leg kick timing mechanism to break out of a long slump in 2014. Plus bat speed and hip rotation in swing mechanics. Advanced knowledge of the strike zone and understands what he can and cannot handle. Works deep into counts and consistently gets ahead. Tracks the ball extremely well. Struggles with advanced left-handed pitching. Future plus hit tool.

Power: Strength for power, but not with current approach. More likely to come as doubles into the gaps. Line drive-oriented swing. At his best when he doesn’t sell out for power. Strength and quickness in his swing. Long ball will emerge with time. Future fringe-average-to-average power potential.

Arm: Poor footwork often hampers arm strength and accuracy. Accuracy is erratic and inconsistent. Room for improvement. Average arm strength.

Field: Lacks agility in lower half and side-to-side quickness. Gets by on plus instincts. Working hard to improve. Fringe-average defense. Positional flexibility to play third base and left-field. Took flyballs in right field before games in 2014, but never played the position in a game.

Run: Always looking to take extra base. Average runner with great instincts. Not a burner, but can steal a bag on pure instincts and ability to read the pitcher. Smart on the bases.

Career Notes: Comes from a baseball family. Both parents are baseball coaches and his younger brother Gavin was a first-round selection by the New York Mets in 2012. Committed to LSU before signing. Played for the Team USA 18-and-Under team in the summer of 2009. Led the minors in on-base percentage in 2013. Went into an extended slump in 2014, likely due to pressing to hit for more power, which resulted in his pulling off of pitches early.

Summation: Future regular, everyday, solid contributor. Left-handed hitter with an above-average hit tool and plate discipline to draw walks and generate high on-base totals. Still needs to prove he can handle advanced left-handed pitching. Positional flexibility to play third base and left field, but needs to improve footwork and defensive tools. Plus-plus instincts, make-up and eagerness to learn. High baseball IQ; knows exactly what he needs to do.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2009 Barbe HS HS --- 18 38 112 52 45 10 0 6 43 73 28 7 53 2 0.402 0.542 0.652 1.194
  2010 Barbe HS HS --- 19 15 33 24 18 5 1 2 14 31 19 3 23 --- 0.545 0.737 0.939 1.676
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 32 114 21 34 12 1 3 23 57 17 19 12 2 0.298 0.398 0.500 0.898
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 118 455 84 139 38 4 4 62 197 61 90 51 6 0.305 0.394 0.433 0.827
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 22 63 214 44 75 19 4 5 33 117 43 34 15 7 0.350 0.469 0.547 1.016
  2013 Portland EL AA Bos 22 66 240 36 71 14 3 2 28 97 51 52 8 2 0.296 0.420 0.404 0.825
  2013 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 22 18 65 9 18 4 0 0 9 22 17 14 3 2 0.277 0.434 0.338 0.772
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 114 407 52 107 21 1 7 57 151 44 99 11 1 0.263 0.341 0.371 0.712
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 11 31 6 8 3 0 1 4 14 3 11 0 0 0.258 0.361 0.452 0.813
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: chick-KEE-nee
First Pro Contract:
August 16, 2010 by Matt Dorey
Signing Bonus: $1,310,000
MiLB Debut: June 17, 2011 (Lowell)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2013
MLB Debut:
June 1, 2014 (Boston)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
16 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2014)
Contract (2015): $508,500
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
NY-Penn League
Player of the Week (July 18-24, 2011)
2011 NY-Penn League All-Star
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (June 2011)
Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (April 2012)
2012 South Atlantic League All-Star
2012 Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year
Carolina League Player of the Week (April 22-28, 2013)
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (April 2013)
Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (April 2013)
Carolina League Player of the Week (May 6-12, 2013)
2013 Carolina League All-Star
2013 Futures Game All-Star
2013 Arizona Fall League Rising Star
2013 Arizona Fall League Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award
SoxProspects.com Awards
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 21-27, 2012)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (
August 27 - September 2, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 3B
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 22-28, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (April 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 29 - May 5, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 1-7, 2013)
2013 SoxProspects.com All-Star - 3B
2014 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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