Barnes was a pitching stud who dropped to around 20th if I remember correctly. I'm just saying that I hope they can find a top pitching talent with the #7 pick. I'm not presuming that the best player available at that point will be a pitcher but given how hard it is to obtain top starting pitching I'm hopeful that they use this opportunity to find a top starting pitching prospect. I think they will. They understand the situation. If they have much hope at all to obtain top pitching talent it will be likely to come from the draft long term IMO.
Regarding Cechinni, it's probably better to keep him at 3rd for now but at some point he may end up profiling as a reserve player and need to be able to play more than one position. He's a baseball rat with some speed. He could maybe profile some in the OF also. I don't see him walking into a starting 3rd base slot any time soon. We'd be better off either trading him or keep him a little longer in the minors until his ower develops more fully and/or he has more positional flexibility. I'm definitely premature in this analysis but it looks to me that we are headed in that direction. Ideally he is more valuable at 3rd. But I've seen him play 3rd also, which is mediocre at best for a guy with his level of reps in high school ( 92 games played one year with both parents as professional baseball coaches ) and his bat looks like Lars Anderson round 2. Very little pop beyond the doubles.
All that said, he has some athleticism and I don't see why he couldn't develop into a solid reserve level mlb layer. He does have some ability to turn on inside fastballs, unlike Lars IMO. I haven't given up on him. He doesn't look even close to Bogaerts or Middlebrooks level at 3rd. It will be tough for him to profile at 3rd any time soon.