Former first-round pick Gavin Cecchini is starting to grow as a player. In 2014, the Mets 2012 first rounder hit .247 with eight home runs and 56 RBI in stints with three different minor league clubs.
"My walk-to-strikeout ratio was way better last year," Cecchini said to ESPN.com. "That's just repetition and getting out there and getting a bunch of at-bats. The more times you do something, you're going to get better at it."
Cecchini is also seeing more growth in his power numbers from when he first started in the minor leagues.
"Definitely," Cecchini said. "And, not to make any excuses, but we played at really big fields -- Savannah, which is a big ballpark. And here in the Florida State League there are a bunch of big ballparks, too. My power numbers were good. As long as I just keep getting stronger and stay with my approach, everything is going to work out."