Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/21/13
Over the past three seasons, I have taken the short ride to Lakewood, NJ to watch the Blue Claws take on the Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League. 2011 saw the likes of Cory Vaughn, Aderlin Rodriguez, Wilfredo Tovar, Robbie Shields and Erik Goeddel, Ryan Fraser and Josh Edgin. Last year, the team featured SS Matt Reynolds and RHP Michael Fulmer, though I did not see Fulmer pitch. This year’s team should get a little more attention than some of the teams in the past. 2011 #1 draft pick Brandon Nimmo is not only on this team, he has become their star player. Coming into today’s game, Nimmo is hitting .444 (28-63) with 18 RS, 3 3Bs, 1 HR and 10 RBI. In addition, he is playing a solid defensive CF for the Gnats. Kevin Plawecki, the Mets 2012 second first round draft pick (for losing Jose Reyes), has also hit very well. The power hitting catcher is hitting .373 (22-59) with 9 2B, 3 HR and 15 RBI. Right hand hitting Jayce Boyd is also off to a great start, hitting .387 (2...
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