Minutes before the August 16th midnight deadline for MLB teams to sign their 2011 draft picks, the Mets signed their 1st round, 13th overall pick Brandon Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, to a minor league contract worth $2.1 million, according to ESPN's Keith Law.
The native of Cheyenne East High School is a tall, lanky outfield prospect who won't really help the Mets in the near-future, but will be an important piece of the team going forward. Nimmo, Sandy Alderson's first draft pick as Mets' GM, is a project meaning he still is very raw but has sky-high potential.
In my opinion, the pick of Nimmo at 13th overall was a bit of a reach but there is good reason to believe he will be a solid MLB outfielder in the years to come. Honestly, the Mets should of looked at drafting a starting pitcher with that high of a pick, but it is yet to be seen if Alderson and his brain trust made the right decision.
The jury is still out on Nimmo.