Originally written March 06, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Last week, I did a write-up defending Gavin Cecchini from the horde of skeptics that have continually looked down on him. This week I am continuing on that trend, but I don’t think I need much convincing when it comes to the next player, Brandon Nimmo. In June of 2011, the Mets took Brandon Nimmo 13th overall in the Rule IV First Player’s draft out of Cheyenne, Wyoming. We all know his story, coming from a notoriously cold state with no high school baseball, which made it convenient for so many to write him off. Never mind the fact that he played in many national and premier showcases against players from the top baseball programs in the country and shined as bright as the rest of them. Nimmo destroyed his closest competition and excelled while playing baseball in an American Legion League, where he batted .551 with 98 hits, 23 doubles, 16 triples and 14 homers in 178 at bats. That’s eight more extra-base hits than singles for all of you trying to do the math. So lets end the myth t...
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