By NICOLE SORCE
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 ...