Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/8/12
METS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST-ROUND PICK GAVIN CECCHINI FLUSHING, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they have agreed to terms with shortstop Gavin Cecchini, the team’s first-round selection (12th overall pick) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Cecchini will report to Port St. Lucie, FL, for mini-camp starting Monday, June 11 and then join Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League when the club opens its schedule on Tuesday, June 19. Cecchini, 18, who bats and throws righthanded, hit .413 with seven home runs, 32 RBI and 31 stolen bases to help Barbe to the Class 5A state title this season. Cecchini played for his father, Glenn, at Barbe. The 6-0, 175-pound native of Lake Charles, LA, was named Mr. Baseball in Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Cecchini led the USA Baseball 18U National Team to the gold medal at the Pan American Championship in Colombia last fall. He hit .500 with 17 RBI in 15 games during the tournament. As a junior, Cecchini
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