Red Sox prospects on the slide down

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Mar 7, 2015; Sarasota, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman

Garin Cecchini

(70) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles at a spring training baseball game at

Ed Smith

Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Garin Cecchini was ranked as high as 4th on Sox Prospects and has now spiraled down to 13th place. The now twenty-four-year-old has switched positions and moved from third base to the outfield at Pawtucket.

The former fourth round pick has been something of a power mystery since he is physically – at 6’ 3” and 220 pounds – the type of hitter you expect to simply mash. The gap power has diminished and the long ball power never materialized.

The left-handed hitting Cecchini is now under the Mendoza Line and his once notable OPS hovers near .500. Cecchini continues to elevate his strike out total and the various metrics have dropped precipitously. Cecchini has reached that spot where his roster spot may be eliminated.