Baseball America named Gavin Cecchini, the Mets’ top pick, the 12th overall pick this year, the #12 prospect in a loaded Appalachian League. Matt Eddy began his League top 20 with Byron Buxton, Courtney Hawkins (#13 overall this year) and Bubba Starling.
He wrote of Cecchini in part:
He possesses the footwork, hands and range to be an average shortstop, but he’ll need to further develop his average though accurate arm to seal the deal. He has average speed and is a plus baserunner.
Cecchini probably won’t develop more than gap power, but if he can stay in the middle infield it won’t matter because he has a chance to hit for average. … He can get too aggressive and he has a lot of moving parts to his swing, but he makes hard line-drive contact when he barrels the ball.