“Troy Tulowitski was always a favorite of mine growing up, along with Todd Helton, since I grew up near the Rockies. I always liked Ken Griffey Jr. as well, and I have gotten to know David Wright better since I’ve been a part of the organization. He’s a great guy and an even better player. … The Mets philosophy is to play fundamental baseball. Expect mistakes to be made by the other team (especially baserunning). Hone your strike zone recognition skills and do all of this at 100 percent. I’m still learning all the time, but I’m giving it my best effort every time.”
~ Mets first-round draft pick OF Brandon Nimmo (quoted by MMO)
Toby Hyde says, “I don’t think the Mets have made up their minds yet regarding Nimmo’s 2012 assignment (and trust me, I’ve asked); but I think that he will break spring training in 2012 with the Savannah Sand Gnats. Nimmo will have to prove that he’s ready for A-ball with decent performances in both instructional league, which is going on right now in Fort Myers, FL, and in Spring Training in St. Lucie. Why Savannah? I believe Nimmo will be able to compete at the level initially and it makes the most sense developmentally. Mets coaches raved about Nimmo’s ‘coachability’ in his brief time in the system this summer. Even over the span of two days in the GCL, Nimmo was able to make improvements in the mechanics of charging balls in center field. It’s a small example, but it points to the ease at which he can introduce changes into his game. This easy adaptability will serve him well in the South Atlantic League, and along with his impressive physical gifts, make him so exciting as a prospect.”
To read Metsmerized Online’s entire interview with Nimmo, during which they discuss fame, wood bats, baseball cards, and movies, click here.