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Cecchini Glad To Get Going

KINGSPORT, TN - Gavin Cecchini's professional career did not begin with the fireworks the $2.3 million dollar man probably hoped for. Assigned to Kingsport in the Appalachian League, the 12th overall pick debuted in a three-game series against the Princeton Rays which saw Cecchini go 1-11 with two walks as the Mets dropped all three games.

But don't expect too many more results like that from Cecchini in the future. Despite a disappointing start, it is easy to see the humility, focus, and enthusiasm that ground the young player – especially after this hectic past month, which saw him selected 12th overall in the draft. "It was a dream come true," Cecchini said about being drafted by the Mets. "I've always wanted to play pro... Recommended Stories