#25 – CF Darrell Ceciliani

Bats/Throws: L/L

Height/Weight: 6’1”/185 lbs

Acquired: 4th rd ’09 (Columbia Basin (OR) CC)

Born: 5/24/91

2009 Rank: NR

Why Ranked Here: The Mets love Ceciliani’s plus speed out in centerfield.  Combine that with an average or slightly better arm and you have the makings of a sweet defensive centerfielder.  Ceciliani comes with gap power now, and with added strength and experience, the Mets hope he’ll add a little more authority to his offensive game.  Whether he does so will determine where he falls on the spectrum of speedy outfielders. 

2009: The Appy League season spans three calendar months and each tells a different story.  June was the welcome to pro-ball in which Ceciliani went 1-10.  In 20 games in July, he heated up with a .303/.361/.447 performance that included five doubles, two homers and eight stolen bases.  However, Ceciliani missed almost two weeks at the end of July into August when he was diagnosed with a case of asthma.  The Mets thought it really interrupted his rhythm and sapped him of his strength which led to a .181/.244/.194 August.

Dr. Pangloss Says: Ceciliani becomes some modified version of Jacoby Ellsbury.

Debbie Downer Says: Or a fourth outfielder

Projected 2010 Start: Centerfield in Savannah

MLB Arrival: 2014

G AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG BB% SO% XBH % BABIP
09 – APP 42 158 37 6 0 2 13 31 14 2 .234 .313 .310 7.3 17.3 4.5 .280

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