28. OF Darrell Ceciliani
Cecilliani was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 draft by the Mets.
He immediately signed and played the entire season for Kingsport, going .234/.313/.310/.623 in 158 at bats. Only eight of his 37 hits went for extra bases.
6-30-10: - Cecilliani went 3-4 Monday night, which raised his 2010 Brooklyn batting average to .409. Yes, all three were singles, but he still has produced six extra base hits this season, only two less than he did all last season for Kingsport. Ceciliani was a questionable fourth round draft pick last season and most draft experts had him in the 8-15th round projected area. That being said, he’s off to a great start this season, and hopefully we’ll see his first professional home run soon.
7-9-10: - Cecilliani continued to rake, going 3-4 last night against State College. He also stole three bases and raised his hitting stats for the season to: .392/.442/.608/1.050.
7-19-10: - As of 7-19, Ceciliani is leading the NY-Penn league in hitting, with a .397 batting average.
8-6-10: - Ceciliani continues to have one hell of a season with Brooklyn. He went 3-5, 1-2B, 1-HR, 4-RBI last night and raised his batting average to .382. Normally, I would say that he is due for a promotion, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Mets keep him in Brooklyn so they have a better chance in the playoffs. Either way, he's a lock to play next season for St. Lucie, which means a skip over Savannah.
1-28-11 – This was an absolutely wonderful surprise pick in 2009. No one’s quite sure if he can maintain the levels he created in Brooklyn, but he’ll get another chance, probably in Savannah, in the spring. Let’s hope the new Mets brass aren’t into rushing high school kids like Omar was.
4-9-12 - Stock Up - CF Darrell Cecilliani – a walk off home run always gets you a ‘stock up’ and Darrell had quite a night on 4-9, going 4-5 and raising his young BA to .444. ‘DC’ is healthy again.