Originally written on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog  |  Last updated 10/24/14
By NICOLE SORCE sportsmediawatchdog.com LAKEWOOD, N.J. – The Lakewood Blue Claws may have found their fourth win of the season Thursday night, but that didn’t stop the spotlight from falling on Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo. Coming into the series with a .447 batting average, the Savannah Sand Gnats’ center fielder has been busy proving why he was the Mets’ first-round draft pick (and 13th overall) in 2011. A contract worth $2.1 million made the 20-year-old Nimmo, the highest-drafted native of Wyoming, where his process of forming a strong mental approach to the game began. grew up about two hours away from the [Colorado] Rockies, so that was on my television just about every night,” recalled Nimmo on his baseball roots in his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyo. His favorite players to watch included Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Larry Walker. “We’d go and try to mimic their swings,” he said of childhood memories with his older brother, Bryce. “My dad and I would ...

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Four Questions for Game 3 of the World Series

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays


Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

Notre Dame WR faces discipline if he hooked up with porn star?

PGA president calls Ian Poulter ‘lil girl’ for Nick Faldo comments

Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

Eight NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

Blazers, Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100M to fight ebola

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

Broncos corner snags INT, then takes pregnant wife to hospital

Gurley dressed up as a pirate for Halloween, yelled, 'Free me'

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Nick Saban pens touching letter after high school coach dies

Rockies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.