Mets select Cecchini 12th overall

With the 12th overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected shortstop Gavin Cecchini out of Barbe (La.) High School. MLB.com snapped the photo below, while MLB Network scored the quotes:

On being drafted: “I’m speechless right now. That’s a dream come true.”

On his brother, Garin, a third base prospect for the Red Sox: “He just tells me that it’s an everyday grind. But he knows that I love the game, and he loves the game too. It’s awesome. To be able to play a game and get paid to do it, there’s nothing better than that.”

On his conversation last Friday with David Wright: “It was like one of my best friends. He said he hoped we were teammates in a few years. Obviously we’re going to be teammates, so it’s awesome.”

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