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2012 MLB Draft Reaction: New York Mets Round 1 Pick Gavin Cecchini Only Lacking One Tool, Writes ESPN's Keith Law

New York Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini is only lacking one tool, according to ESPN's Keith Law: power.

During a 2012 MLB Draft reaction piece, Law summarized the Mets' draft as follows:

Summary: Gavin Cecchini (1) stays at short, and provides value on offense and defense, with power the only tool that's really lacking. Kevin Plawecki(1A) doesn't have a great arm but is otherwise a very good receiver, and his power should make him at least a solid regular behind the plate. Matt Reynolds (2) had a tremendous year after an awful sophomore year; he has a direct but somewhat flat swing and should be above-average defensively at third. Matt Koch (3) is a fastball/slider guy with plus control; he might be able to start given his delivery but would need a third pitch. Teddy Stankiewicz (2) is 91-93 but is still quite projectable with a clean delivery, although fringy to average secondary stuff. Brandon Kaupe (4) likely moves to second base as a 70 runner and switch-hitter who could profile as a leadoff type if he shows he can get on base. Brandon Welch (5) was a top-100 candidate earlier in the year when he was hitting 95 mph before a thumb injury hurt his velocity. Jayce Boyd (6) can really hit but has never developed any power. At first base, he is going to have to maintain some very high averages and hope to turn into John Olerud.

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