Pawtucket Red Sox review: Any Boston help for ’16?

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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 has finally got above the Mendoza Line at Pawtucket as he is now playing considerable left-field. But what happened? That smooth swing smelled of line drives and poof – gone. I really thought Cecchini would be a mainstay in Boston.

For his size (6’2”, 220) Cecchini is not a power guy as you will see no double-digit home run figures. At Pawtucket the total was six in 354 at bats with 25 RBI. This is fairly consistent with Cecchini’s minor league stats.

With the third base situation in Boston anything is possible. July looked like a rebound with a .293 average, but then came August and back to hovering around .200. Chances are Cecchini has a tenuous roster spot and may be sent elsewhere.

Sources: Baseball-reference/Sox Prospects/MLB Prospect Watch/Pawtucket Red Sox

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