Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/2/12
Baseball America ranked the Top 20 Prospects in the New York-Penn League and featured four Mets farmhands in RHP Luis Mateo #5, CF Brandon Nimmo #11, RHP Hansel Robles #12 and SS Philip Evans #18. Not a bad showing at all. Here is what they had to say on each of them:5. Luis Mateo:He’s a true power pitcher who sits at 92-95 mph and touches 96 regularly, with good angle on his fastball. His very hard, late-breaking slider is an out pitch that projects as a plus offering. Mateo also has some feel for a changeup but uses it sparingly at this stage.11. Brandon Nimmo:Nimmo is still raw, as might be expected for the first player ever drafted in the first round out of Wyoming (which has no high school baseball)…. His bat speed is special, giving him big-time power potential, though he’s still learning to unlock it.Considered a plus runner as an amateur, Nimmo showed below-average to fringy speed this summer and needs a lot of work on his base-stealing. His center-field defense is also raw,...
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