By NICOLE SORCE
PORTLAND, Maine – It feels like an eternity for Binghamton Mets outfielder Darrell Ceciliani since he was selected by the New York Mets in the fourth round of the 2009 draft.
He had just finished his senior season at Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco, Wash., where he ranked third in school history for single-season RBIs with 41.
“That was a long time ago!” laughed Ceciliani before the B-Mets opened their road series at the Portland SeaDogs Monday evening. “I wanted to play pro ball my whole life, and that was the one thing on my mind – just hoping it would work out.”
These days, the one thing on his mind is staying healthy. The 22-year old, who made his professional debut with Kingsport in 2009, has been plagued by hamstring issues for the past two seasons, beginning in 2011.
“I pulled my hamstring in Savannah the first time in a game, just running out to first base,” he recalled. “I missed a little bit of time, and it was frustrating,...