Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/7/12
According to Adam Rubin, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that Gavin Cecchini, the Louisiana high school shortstop selected by the Mets in the first round, has agreed to terms with the organization, . The deal is pending a physical. Cecchini tweeted he was headed to New York, Rubin added. It’s amazing how different the Mets draft strategy was this year as compared to last year. Expect just about all of the Mets draft picks to sign quickly because for the most part that played a big part in the selection process in 2012 more so than whether they were the best available talents at the time. You wont see any prolonged negotiations as we’ve seen in the past with Brandon Nimmo, Michael Fulmer and Matt Harvey. Don’t expect any record breaking signing bonuses either. In fact I’d be shocked if any of these players sign for over slot. I bet Courtney Hawkins and Lucas Gioloto will sign for more than Cecchini did. They were drafted after Cecchini and the Mets passed on them. ...
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