Mets Sign 1st Round Draft Pick Brandon Nimmo

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. I believe the Mets should have 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.

Josh Burton is a student at Lynbrook High School on Long Island in New York. He enjoys writing about his favorite sports teams like the Mets, New Jersey Nets, and others. Josh has been a Mets fan since birth and has stuck with the team through the highs of the Bobby Valentine and Willie Randolph managerialships and the lows of the Art Howe and Jerry Manuel managerialships; of course the jury is still out on Terry Collins. His one dream with the New York Mets is to personally witness a World Series Championship in his lifetime. Ya Gotta Believe!