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|Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:08 am Post subject: Prospect Watch- Cecchini and Flores and
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Garin Cecchini, 3B, Boston Red Sox(Profile)Level:Triple-A Age: 23 Top-15:3rd Top-100:51stLine:161 PA, 12.4% BB, 21.1% K, 1 HR, .295/.385/.360 (.381 BABIP)
SummaryA fast mover in 2013, Cecchinis timetable continues to be set back through the Red Sox signing of Stephen Drew.
NotesRelative for their peers, there are some profe sional baseball players who're terrible. Of course, they are considerably more talented than most minor leaguers and the pool of athletes who didnt reach the MLB, but there are several that leave us wondering, Why still receiving regular plate appearances? Yuniesky Betancourt. Jeff Francoeur. Ruben Tejada.
Over yesteryear two seasons (roughly Jason Myers Jersey 100 games), Tejada continues to be worth -1.0 WAR. He clearly hasn't regained his 2012 form because the Mets have hoped. Now, his consistent playing there was a time designed to end when the Mets recalled Wilmer Flores. While Flores was moved off shortstop several seasons ago, the Mets belief must have been, He cant be any worse, right? Alas, Terry Collins has ensured we would not discover.
Flores started the very first two games before he became ill right before the series from the Yankees. In the stead Tejada raked, posting a .569 OPS in 30 plate appearances from May 11 through May 20. Yet, Collins insisted Wednesday that Flores and Tejada will split time.
On Tuesday, in Flores second start since Chris Ivory Jersey coming back from his illne s, his insufficient range was displayed. In one instance, a ground ball hit several steps to his left forced an awkward dive and flip to Daniel Murphy. The Mets moved him off the position several years ago because he lacked range Marqise Lee Jersey and foot speed. That hasnt changed which is clear Flores future isn't at shortstop. A strong performance wont likely change that but, like a bat-only player, it could convince his suitors he could be productive at another position. His contact ability remains his best a set and the approach has improved, but unle s Flores can prove that last seasons power wasn't a mirage he will not overcome his defensive shortcomings.