Originally posted on Mets Minor League Blog:

Baseball America has placed four Mets’ farmhands on their list of the Top 20 prospects in the New York-Penn League: RHP Luis Mateo (#5), CF Brandon Nimmo (#11), RHP Hansel Robles (#12) and SS Philip Evans (#18).


On Mateo:

He’s a true power pitcher who sits at 92-95 mph and touches 96 regularly, with good angle on his fastball. His very hard, late-breaking slider is an out pitch that projects as a plus offering.

Mateo also has some feel for a changeup but uses it sparingly at this stage.


On Nimmo:

Nimmo is still raw, as might be expected for the first player ever drafted in the first round out of Wyoming (which has no high school baseball)…. His bat speed is special, giving him big-time power potential, though he’s still learning to unlock it.

Considered a plus runner as an amateur, Nimmo showed below-average to fringy speed this…

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