CABRERA VS. CECCHINI by Tom Brennan
A great article in the NY Post today about budding SS star Amed Rosario...give it a read.
Another Mets prospect SS, Gavin Cecchini, continues meanwhile to hit very well in AAA after a slow season's start. He is hitting .375 after a 10 for 55 season's start, spanning 176 at bats.
But is he a shortstop?
Gavin has made 26 errors in 56 games at short this year.
Asdrubal Cabrera for the Mets, by contrast, has made just 3 in 77 games.
An enormous differential.
Which leads me to 2 speculative conclusions.
1) Cecchini just is not able to physically play SS.
2) The errors have gotten in his head.
I don't know which, maybe both, but I would let him DH or play in the outfield. Why reinforce fielding failure?
Give him a break ... his offense has been strong. Guys' offense suffers when they have fielding issues. Let's see if he can hit .400 with the fielding pressure removed. At least that's my thought.
Maybe return him to SS next year.