If the last name sounds familiar, it’s because Cecchini’s older brother, Garin, was drafted by the Red Sox in the fourth round back in 2010.
While Garin offers the more impressive set of tools at the plate, Gavin is the superior defender. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no slouch at the plate either, offering a quick bat and solid raw power, which can be seen in the form of several long home runs in the second video below.
Garin heads a strong shortstop class and a very strong crop from the Bayou state. Thanks to his defensive polish, he shouldn’t last the first round. He has all the tools, including the footwork and hand-eye coordination, to stick at the position long term.
He’s a great runner as well, and his athletic, yet lanky build should allow help him avoid a move to third or second base, a fate his brother couldn’t avoid.
Cecchini has a strong commitment to Mississippi.