When Sandy Alderson and company selected Brandon Nimmo with the Mets first round (13th overall) pick in the 2011 draft it was hardly a slam dunk. This is because Nimmo’s home state, Wyoming, might have a higher population of endangered American Buffalo than high-school athletes. (Also… Wyoming is pretty cold). Nimmo’s talents were only truly put on display with his play for an American Legion team. So, seeing Nimmo begin to blossom in his first full season as a prospect has to feel good for Alderson who rolled the dice a little selecting him.
Physically, Nimmo is a big kid (6’3”) with a skinny build (185 Lbs). He has a solid swing and good strong legs and this… has scouts a little confused. Right now, some scouts see Nimmo as a speedy centerfielder who has a little power but survives on his legs. Other scouts see him as a budding power outfielder who will bulk up and need to be moved to a corner. The good news… No scouts think he’s not destined to be a fine “Major League” pl