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Mets' No. 1 pick Gavin Cecchini a Derek Jeter fan

Mets 2012 first round draft picks Gavin Cecchini,

Mets 2012 first round draft picks Gavin Cecchini, right, and Kevin Plawecki pose for a photograph before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. (June 15, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Give Mets first-round pick Gavin Cecchini his first error.

Cecchini, a high school shortstop from Louisiana, was at Citi Field on Friday to take batting practice and meet the Mets. He was asked why he was wearing a Mets uniform with No. 2 on it.

“Derek Jeter’s my favorite player,” Cecchini said. “He’s a great role model for me and all the rest of the kids . . . He’s a great guy, great team leader and a great team player.”

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who was sitting to Cecchini’s left, then leaned into the microphone and said, “Can we strike that from the record, please?”

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