Historically, Greg Luzinski (Philadelphia 1968) appeared in the most games (1,821) and hit the most home runs (307) of any player chosen with the 11th pick.
Gavin Cecchini’s idol while he was growing up? Well, that would be a shortstop on the other side of town — the Yankees’ Derek Jeter.
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.
For the first time since interleague play began in 1997, Mariano Rivera will not be part of the Yankees-Mets matchup.
Gavin Cecchini went to New York for a pre-draft workout and wound up a witness to one of the greatest nights in Mets history.