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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Gavin Cecchini
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2/20/12: Cecchini has grown up in almost the perfect environment to become a top baseball prospect. His father, Glenn, is the baseball coach at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a program that is consistently ranked among the best in the country. His mother, Raissa, is an assistant coach at Barbe and is reputed to be the best female batting practice pitcher in the country. She’s had plenty of practice, as Gavin’s older brother, Garin, is a top prospect with the Red Sox (.298-3-23 in 32 games in the New York-Penn League in 2011) who dropped to the fourth round in 2010 due to a knee injury but was still paid $1.31M to sign. Cecchini first appeared in a Perfect Game event the summer before his freshman year at the 2008 WWBA 17U National Championships, but made his first impression as a skinny 6-foot, 150-pound shortstop on the Southeast Texas Sun Devils team that finished second to the ABD Bulldogs at the September 2009 PG National Championships in Tucson, Arizona. He wasn’t strong enough to drive the ball yet, but squared up high level pitching consistently and made all the plays at shortstop. It was obvious then that only some strength was standing between him and top prospect status. That strength started to kick in over the next eight months and Cecchini had gained about 20 pounds of muscle by the 2010 Sunshine South Showcase in Brenham, Texas and looked like a different player. The ever present question asked about high school shortstop prospects is whether they will be able to play shortstop at the Major League level as they become bigger and stronger and the game gets faster. Scouts have already mentally moved top prospects who presently play shortstop such as Tanner Rahier, C.J. Hinojosa, Addison Russell and Corey Seager, off of shortstop and evaluate them more on their potential as second or third basemen. That’s not the case with Cecchini, however. He is a slender and athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pounds and doesn’t project to get much bigger. While he’s not a true burner as a runner, running the 60 steadily in the 6.7 range, he’s light on his feet and shows plus instincts moving through the ball. His raw arm strength isn’t a true plus either, but plays up due to his quick release and athleticism. Cecchini’s best present big league comparable is probably Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, with former big league All-Star Jay Bell being another such player. Hardy is unlikely to ever win a Gold Glove for his defense but he plays well enough on that side of the ball that playing shortstop gives his potent bat even more value. It’s with the bat that Cecchini is likely to make his biggest mark as a professional. He has an outstanding swing honed through countless batting practice swings, and the ball explodes off his bat with authority in a way you wouldn’t expect to see given his frame and overall physicality. Cecchini is the type of hitter who will start off his professional career hitting tons of doubles and triples and will gradually start developing home run power as he gets older, much in the mold of Hardy and Bell. Scouts reserve their greatest compliments for Cecchini’s work ethic and passion for the game, though. That’s not especially surprising, given his upbringing.




Oct 20, 2011 - Oct 24, 2011   Texas Sun Devils  2
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
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Oct 01, 2011 - Oct 03, 2011   Texas Sun Devils  2
Concordia University - Austin, TX
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Aug 05, 2011 - Aug 10, 2011     
Blair Field - Long Beach, CA
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Aug 01, 2011 - Aug 04, 2011     
Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
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Jul 17, 2011 - Jul 22, 2011   Texas Sun Devils  2
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
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Jul 09, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011   Texas Sun Devils  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jul 02, 2011 - Jul 08, 2011   Texas Sun Devils  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jun 16, 2011 - Jun 19, 2011   2-Gold  4
City of Palms Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Gavin Cecchini
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Gavin Cecchini is a 2012 MIF with a 6-1 180 lb. frame from Lake Charles, LA who attends Barbe HS. Slender athletic frame, lots of room to add strength. Very polished hitter with present bat speed, patient hitter, recognizes pitches, balanced hitting stance, short and compact to the ball, line drive swing plane, has the strength to drive the gaps now with more to come, consistent hard contact. 6.60 runner smooth defensive actions with range, soft hands, enough arm for shortstop, could play anywhere on the infield. Will keep improving over time, still projects. Good student, verbal commitment to Mississippi.
PG Grade 10.0




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Gavin Cecchini 60 2011 National Showcase
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Oct 21, 2010 - Oct 25, 2010   Texas Sundevils  2
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
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Aug 11, 2010 - Aug 12, 2010   Central (Orange)  2
USD - San Diego, CA
Gavin Cecchini
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Gavin Cecchini is a 2012 MIF/ with a 6-1 180 lb. frame from Lake Charles, LA who attends Barbe. Cecchini has an athletic build, good athlete, good actions in the infield, has arm strength, good swing at the plate, ball comes off well, has bat speed, clutch double in final game to send it into extra innings. Very good all around the player. Highest level follow.
PG Grade 10.0




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Gavin Cecchini Hitting 2010 PG National Games Class of 2012
Gavin Cecchini IF 2010 PG National Games Class of 2012
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Aug 01, 2010 - Aug 04, 2010     
Joker Marchant Stadium - Lakeland, FL
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Cecchini, the only 2012 to make the top prospect list, seems to get better every week this summer. His athleticism at shortstop is becoming more and more obvious and he has a quality swing with bat speed. -- David Rawnsley
PG Grade 10.0




Jul 14, 2010 - Jul 19, 2010   Texas Sundevils  2
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
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Jul 06, 2010 - Jul 12, 2010   Texas Sundevils  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 05, 2010   Texas Sundevils  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jun 15, 2010 - Jun 16, 2010   Steel  2
Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL
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Gavin Cecchini is a 2012 MIF/ with a 6-1 180 lb. frame from Lake Charles, LA who attends Barbe. Cecchini has an athletic build, moves well in the infield, strong arm, makes plays. He showed very good bat speed, ball jumps off barrel, aggressive swing, very good hitting tools that project very well. Highest level follow.
PG Grade 10.0




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Gavin Cecchini IF 2010 Jr National Showcase
Gavin Cecchini Hitting 2010 Jr National Showcase
Gavin Cecchini 60 2010 Jr National Showcase
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Jun 05, 2010 - Jun 06, 2010   Steel  73
Blinn College - Brenham, TX
Gavin Cecchini
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Gavin Cecchini is a 2012 MIF with a 6-1 180 lb. frame from Lake Charles, LA who attends Barbe HS. Has really grown in last 8 months, long and lean now. Simple swing mechanics, quick weight shift, aggressive swing, squares pitches up, good balance, can shorten hand path to ball as he gets stronger. Athletic defensive actions, shows range and balance, good arm strength for age, footwork still developing behind athleticism, will only get better. 6.75 runner. Outstanding field presence, can tell he's from a baseball family. Very good student, verbal commitment to LSU.
PG Grade 10.0




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Gavin Cecchini IF 2010 Sunshine South Showcase
Gavin Cecchini Hitting 2010 Sunshine South Showcase
Gavin Cecchini 60 2010 Sunshine South Showcase
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Oct 22, 2009 - Oct 26, 2009   SE Texas Sun Devils  2
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Gavin Cecchini
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Sep 24, 2009 - Sep 28, 2009   SE Texas Sun Devils  2
Kino Sports Complex - Tucson, AZ
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Aug 15, 2009 - Aug 16, 2009   Underclass-Royal  14
The Ballfields at Craig Ranch - McKinney , TX
Gavin Cecchini
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Gavin Cecchini is a 2012 MIF/RHP with a 5'7'', 165 lb. frame from Lake Charles, LA who attends Barbe HS. Cecchini has an athletic build, hits from a slightly open stacne, simple compact swing with good bat speed, solid balance and extension, gap to gap power, good use of lower 1/2, line drive swing plane, consistent solid contact, solid swing, defensively, strong arm short arm action, ball comes out, good hands and feet, good speed. Named to Top Prospect Team.
PG Grade 9.0




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Gavin Cecchini Hitting 2009 South Underclass Showcase
Gavin Cecchini 60 2009 South Underclass Showcase
Gavin Cecchini IF 2009 South Underclass Showcase
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Jul 22, 2009 - Jul 26, 2009   SE Texas Sun Devils 16u  2
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
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Jul 14, 2009 - Jul 20, 2009   SE Texas Sun Devils 16u  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jul 07, 2009 - Jul 13, 2009   SE Texas Sun Devils  2
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 14, 2008   Louisiana All Star Blue Jays  
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Gavin Cecchini
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