clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 MLB Draft: Mets' Draft Selection, Gavin Cecchini, Witnessed Johan Santana No-Hitter At Citi Field

If you're a New York Mets fan who's superstitious or believes in karma, the latest story about the franchise's 12th-overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, Gavin Cecchini, should make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

According to a story by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, who profiled the 6-foot-1, 180 pounds shortstop, Cecchini was in attendance for Johan Santana's no-hitter last Friday.

"You don't get to see too many no-hitters, and I was there to witness it for the very first time in the Mets' history," Cecchini said on a conference call late Monday night, reflecting on Johan Santana's no-no. "It was unbelievable and the place was rocking, and it really was an awesome thing."

How was Cecchini in New York? Well, he was in town for a pre-draft interview and decided to stay for the game, which ended with Santana tossing the first-ever no-no in franchise history.

That experience likely played a role in Cecchini admitting that he did not want to be drafted by "any other team besides the Mets."

So far, the Mets are going through a dream-like season and who knows, maybe all this good luck can rub off on Cecchini, who could be the next franchise shortstop.

For more on the Mets' 2012 MLB Draft picks, visit this SB Nation New York StoryStream.