The Mets first round draft pick Gavin Cecchini was looking a little bit like a bust early this season as he was hitting just .214/.253/.257 for the first two months of the season and he missed some time with an ankle injury. However, he has turned that around with a huge month of August so far and is now hitting .290 on the season after a 13 game stretch where he has hit .389/.404/.463.
To call it an amazing turnaround is almost an understatement and the Eagle’s own John Torenli wrote about it in a column for the paper:
In 2012, fresh off receiving a whopping $2.3 million signing bonus, Cecchini hit .246 with a homer and 22 RBIs in 53 games at Rookie-level Kingsport before getting a late-season callup to Brooklyn, where he went 0-for-5 with two runs scored before the Cyclones were eliminated in the postseason.
While fellow 2012 first-rounder Brandon Nimmo moved up to full-season Savannah, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors this summer, Cecchini was stuck in neutral here in Brooklyn, benched with an injury and not making much of an offensive impact when he did play.
But thus far this month, Cecchini is batting a sizzling .391 (18-for-46) with four doubles, six RBIs and four runs scored, helping Brooklyn pull within easy striking distance of earning a playoff spot for the third straight year under manager Rich Donnelly.
Click here to read JT’s entire article.