Mar 9, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini (70) at bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
I always pictured Cecchini as a future Alex Gordon and was certainly not alone. But, like Coyle, Cecchini is under the Mendoza Line with little power to be displayed. Coyle has shown some punch with four home runs, but some DL time and a dead bat means diminished playing time.
Where do both stand? Cecchini is now 24 years-old and his stock has dropped considerably in the last two years – now a baseball “Penny Stock.” Coyle is a diminutive overachiever who may have finally reached a baseball plateau.
Both will remain at Pawtucket and could be used as part of either a minor or major deal. For both the Boston path is blocked with either expensive signings or established veterans.
Both remain on the active 40 man roster, but for how long?