Mets confirm signings of 15 picks

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Samford University right-hander Tyler Vanderheiden (19th round) has signed and will begin his pro career in Brooklyn.

In addition to Louisiana high school shortstop Gavin Cecchini (12th overall pick) and Purdue catcher Kevin Plawecki (35th overall), the Mets have confirmed the signings of 13 other selections from last week's draft.

The signings:

Rd. 3 (107), Matt Koch, RHP, Louisville

Rd. 4 (140), Branden Kaupe, SS, Baldwin (Hawaii) HS

Rd. 5 (170), Brandon Welch, RHP, Palm Beach State

Rd. 7 (230), Corey Oswalt, RHP, Madison (Calif.) HS

Rd. 8 (260), Tomas Nido, C, Orangewood Christian (Calif.) HS

Rd. 9 (290), Richie Rodriguez, 2B, Eastern Kentucky

Rd. 10 (320), Paul Sewald, RHP, San Diego

Rd. 12 (380), Rob Whalen, RHP, Haines City (Fla.) HS

Rd. 13 (410), Matt Bowman, RHP, Princeton

Rd. 17 (530), Stefan Sabol, C, Orange Coast CC

Rd. 19 (590), Tyler Vanderheiden, RHP, Samford U

Rd. 20 (620), Tim Peterson, RHP, Kentucky

Rd. 38 (1160), Jeff Reynolds, 3B, Harvard

Plawecki, Koch, Welch, Rodriguez, Sewald, Whalen, Bowman, Sabol, Vanderheiden, Peterson and Reynolds will play for Brooklyn, which opens play Monday. Cecchini, Kaupe, Oswalt and Nido will play for Kingsport, which begins play the following day.