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Mets Officially Agree To Terms With First-Round Selection Gavin Cecchini

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Sandy Alderson (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick Gavin Cecchini, the club confirmed on Friday.

The 12th overall pick of the 2012 amateur draft — a shortstop straight out of high school — signed with New York for $2.3 million, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman.

The Lake Charles, Louisiana native is set to join the Kingsport Mets when the Rookie-level team begins its schedule on June 19th, the Mets said.

Cecchini — who attended Johan Santana’s no-hitter at Citi Field last Friday — comes from a baseball family. His father and mother coached him at Barbe High School and his older brother, Garin, is in the Red Sox system after Boston drafted him in the fourth round two years ago.

The right-handed hitter batted .413 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 stolen bases for Barbe High School in his senior campaign.

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