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Garin Cecchini earns Player of the Week nod

Posted by Craig Forde  April 29, 2013 12:55 PM

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CecchiniSalem.jpgSalem Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini was named the Carolina League Player of the Week on Monday for the period of April 22nd through 28th.

Boston’s top prospect at the hot corner, Cecchini has been on fire at the plate after going hitless in the first two games of the season.

Last week Garin hit safely in all six games that the team played, rattling off five straight two-hit games, including a two triple affair on Saturday. He also drove in 7 runs, scored 10 times and stole a base in his only attempt.

On the year he has a league high .373 batting average and 4 triples. Of Cecchini’s 28 hits, 12 have been for extra bases and he has stolen 8 bags.

More impressively, he has walked (13) more times than he has struck out (12) and he maintains a .466 on-base percentage to go with his 1.106 OPS, which is topped only by teammate Sean Coyle who has a league high 1.159 OPS.

Cecchini was the Red Sox's 2012 Minor League Base Runner of the Year after swiping 51 bases in 2012 and has been named a New York-Penn (2011) and South Atlantic League (2012) All-Stars in his first two professional seasons. This is his first Player of the Week honor.

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