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New York Mets: Top Five Prospects

3. Gavin Cecchini, SS, 22

The Mets appeared to strike out on this pick. That is until he had an absurd 2015 campaign at the plate which reignited hope.

Batting .317/.377/.442 in 485 plate appearances, Cecchini whiffed less, made more contact, and started to develop a little bit of power. While some added weight may have contributed to a laughable 25 errors, most of them at throwing, his range seems to have improved while he subtly ended talks of a transition to second base.

In the month of July Cecchini was named Player of the Month in the Eastern League while leading all players in batting average and all shortstops in on-base percentage. He’s projected to develop into a gap-to-gap hitter with 10-15 HR potential.

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.