NEW YORK -- Former first-round picks Gavin Cecchini and Dominic Smith are the latest additions to the New York Mets' Arizona Fall League contingent. They will join previously announced Mickey Jannis, Jeff McNeil and Beck Wheeler with the Salt Lake Rafters. Pitchers Mike Hepple and Kyle Regnault also have been added.
Cecchini, the 12th overall pick in 2012, hit .317/.377/.442 in 489 plate appearances with Double-A Binghamton this season. He also committed 28 errors at shortstop. Cecchini finished the season sidelined with a hip injury.
Smith, the 11th overall pick in 2013, hit .305/.354/.417 in 497 plate appearances with Class A St. Lucie. A first baseman, Smith ended the season idle with a shoulder injury.
AFL play begins on Oct. 13.