Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Press Release: In conjunction with the New York Mets, the Savannah Sand Gnats are pleased to announce their Official 2013 Opening Day roster. The roster is led by the two highest draft picks to play for the Gnats since the team became a Mets affiliate in the 2007 season: outfielder Brandon Nimmo and catcher Kevin Plawecki. When he takes the field on Opening Night, 20-year-old OF Brandon Nimmo will become the highest draft pick to play for the Gnats since the team became a Mets affiliate prior to the 2007 season. The Mets selected Nimmo out of Cheyenne, Wyoming with the 13th overall pick in the first round in the 2011 draft. Nimmo hit .243/.365/.401 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with 20 doubles and six home runs in 69 games for the Brooklyn Cyclones in the New York-Penn League in 2012. Baseball America listed Nimmo as the #3 prospect in the Mets system, while Baseball Prospectus listed him #9. Nimmo will be joined in the outfield by two of his mates from the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones: Eudy Pina and Ste...
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