Triple-A infielder Gavin Cecchini did fine during a cameo with the Mets in mid-June, going 4-for-14 with a home run and two RBI during five games handling second base when Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera were on the disabled list.
That said, could Cecchini be a factor as a starting infielder for the Mets in 2018?
After all, Jose Reyes, Walker and Cabrera are all poised to be free agents -- provided, of course, the Mets decline Cabrera's $8.5 million team option. And, while Amed Rosario is expected to fill the shortstop void, the Mets potentially could have openings at second and third base, depending on their inclination to make Wilmer Flores an everyday player.
However, anointing Cecchini a starter next season would not be a wise call, according to multiple scouts assigned to watching the Mets. Three scouts polled Thursday unanimously projected Cecchini to stick in the majors during his career, but not as an everyday player.