Monday, June 4, 2012

Mets Select SS Cecchini With 12th Overall Pick

With the 12th pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected 18-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini out of Barbe High School in Louisiana.

The righty hit .413 with seven home runs, 32 RBI and 31 stolen bases for Barbe this season.

Last Fall with the USA Baseball 18U National Team, he helped his team earn a gold medal at the Pan American Championship in Colombia, where he hit .500 with 17 RBI in 15 games.

As of right now, Cecchini is committed to the University of Mississippi, so it remains to be seen if he decides to sign or not.

I honestly don't know whether this will be a good pick for the Mets or not. I don't pay much attention to the draft. It's such a crap shoot. 

It doesn't matter to me where a player is drafted, whether they are a first round pick or some obscure player in the final round. It doesn't matter to me if they were the best in their high school, or if they were the best player on their college team. What matters is if they can perform in professional baseball.

If he decides to sign, I wish him well, and I'll check back in a year to see how he's doing.

To read more on Cecchini, check out ESPN HS.

He's not very active on Twitter, but if you care to follow, you can find him at @GavinCecchini2.

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