Coleman: Getting To Know Mets’ Top Prospect Brandon Nimmo
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By Ed Coleman
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Brandon Nimmo, the Mets’ 1st-round pick last year and the 13th overall selection in the draft, arrived at minor league camp on Tuesday, and got in his first full day of work on Wednesday. After signing last year, Nimmo spent short amounts of time in the Gulf Coast League, at Kingsport and in the Dominican Republic. After working out for 5 weeks at the University of Arkansas – where he was headed to college if he didn’t turn pro – he’s anxious to get things underway this year.
Much was made of the lack of first-class competition that Nimmo faced back in his native Wyoming, so how does he feel he stacks up with his baseball peers at the moment.
Nimmo has found the game at this level faster, quicker – and harder.
But Nimmo has adapted well thus far. Have there been any changes instituted by his coaches since he signed?
If there is one thing that Nimmo has to work on moving forward, what would it be?
Nimmo should start the season probably at Low A Savannah. And hopefully his development will be like his speed – really fast when he gets going.
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