Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini has been sidelined with a shoulder injury, according to assistant general manager John Ricco. Cecchini had been on Team USA's roster for a tournament in Asia, but he'll miss the tournament because of the injury.
Cecchini, who turns 22 in December, had a successful 2015 campaign with Double-A Binghamton, hitting .317/.377/.442 with seven home runs in 109 games. He was awarded the Eastern League Player of the Year, even though he missed time due to a hip injury. He played in four games in the Arizona Fall League and went 5-for-13 with four walks in his time there.
Cecchini seems likely to begin 2016 with Triple-A Las Vegas. He ranked fourth on our mid-season list of the Mets' top prospects. At the time, Greg Karam wrote:
No hitting prospect outside of Michael Conforto has done more to raise his prospect status this season than Gavin Cecchini. He burst out of the gate in April, hitting .333/.404/.524 and then consolidated those gains in May by hitting .315/.364/.459. After struggling to the tune of .208/.260/.302 in June, Cecchini has gotten hot again in July hitting .406/.494/.551. His 23 errors have dampened his season in some eyes but didn't stop him from being named to the Eastern League All-Star team.