Showing posts with label 1st Round Pick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1st Round Pick. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets reach a deal with First Round Pick 1B/OF - Dominic Smith

Mets News:

The Mets have reached a deal with their 2013 first round pick (11 overall) 1B/OF Dominic Smith.

Smith's deal is worth $2.6MM, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America (on Twitter).  That figure is just below the slot recommendation of $2.8MM for the No. 11 overall selection.

Smith, a high school first baseman out of California, is being advised by the MVP Sports Group.

ESPN's Keith Law ranked Smith as the No. 11 talent available, while Baseball America ranked him 14th, and's Jonathan Mayo ranked him 15th.  All three noted the tremendous upside of Smith's bat and his plus defense at first, with Law in particular noting how rare it is for high school first basemen to be this highly regarded because they're already at the bottom of the defensive spectrum.

Mets Chronicle reported last week that the Mets and Smith were close to a deal.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Mets Top Pick Gavin Cecchini Fractures Finger

Shortstop Gavin Cecchini, the Mets' top pick (12th overall) in last month's draft out of high school in Louisiana, suffered a "small fracture" to the tip of his middle finger after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday, according to Paul DePodesta.

"I'm not one to estimate recovery time. Fortunately, he's already had a pretty full year," DePodesta added.

Cecchini had been hitting .250 with one homer, 13 RBIs and two steals with 13 walks and 26 strikeouts in 132 plate appearances with Kingsport.

Monday, September 26, 2011

First Round Pick Brandon Nimmo Takes BP at Citi Field

In Brandon Nimmo's words, "a little portion of the dream came true" on Monday afternoon, when the 18-year-old took batting practice in front of a gaggle of scouts and front-office personnel at Citi Field.

The 13th overall selection in June's First-Year Player Draft and the organization's top position-player prospect, the outfielder was on a brief hiatus from the instructional league, where he is extending his first professional season into autumn.

Consider it a reward, of sorts, for being a critical piece of the organization's future.

"Jose Reyes, he said 'hi' to me," Nimmo said of his experience at Citi. "I felt pretty cool about that."

Nimmo, who signed with the Mets minutes prior to Major League Baseball's mid-August deadline, hit .241 with two home runs in seven games in the Class A Gulf Coast League before advancing to Class A Kingsport for another three games to close his season. Overall, he hit .211 while adapting to pro baseball and meeting, perhaps, some of his future teammates.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pic of the Day: Nimmo signing his first contract

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mets #1 Pick OF Brandon Nimmo officially signs

The New York Mets late last night have signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo, their first-round pick in the June amateur draft, to a minor league deal with a $2.1 million signing bonus.

Nimmo, of Cheyenne East High in Wyoming, was taken with the 13th pick overall. He played American Legion ball because Wyoming doesn't have high school ball. He hit .551 with 14 homers, 99 RBIs and 33 stolen bases this year and helped Post 6 win its third straight state title.

The Mets also agreed to terms with their third-round pick, right-hander Logan Verrett of Baylor, their 15th-round pick, infielder Phillip Evans of La Costa Canyon High near San Diego, and their 16th-rounder, outfielder Bradley Marquez of Odessa High in Texas.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Signing Nimmo (1st round draft pick)

Midnight is the deadline to sign first-round pick Brandon Nimmo. A team official told that he expected the deal to be completed/announced in the late evening.

Posturing, Nimmo's father Ron said in the Post: "(The Mets) have some work to do. There's some disparity. It's not all about the money. You get one shot at this deal and you're going to have to live off this for six years."

If Nimmo went to the University of Arkansas instead of signing, he would be walking away from roughly $2 million. And at a four-year school, Nimmo would be ineligible to be drafted until after his junior season. So Mets officials know it's just a waiting game and he'll sign.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mets confident (1st round draft pick) Brandon Nimmo will get deal done before Monday deadline

A Mets official told ESPN's Adam Rubin that the organization is confident a deal with first-rounder Brandon Nimmo will be completed prior to the Monday deadline.

The Mets selected Nimmo, a high school outfielder from Wyoming, 13th overall.

Wyoming’s previous best as far as the draft was a sixth-round pick in 1966 by the Philadelphia Phillies, Michael Beaver. His career ended three years later in low-A Walla Walla.

“I guess I do take some pride in that, that I’m representing Wyoming, and showing that great things can come out of Wyoming,” Nimmo said. “I hope that it opens up doors for people from Wyoming. … All these people are saying, ‘You can’t do this. You can’t that. You haven’t faced the good pitching.’ It’s weird to think about it, that this isn’t supposed to happen. I’m not supposed to be picked here. I’m not supposed to do this, do that. It gives you a little bit of something to feed off of -- ‘Well, no one expects anything from me, so I’m just going to go and do my best and try to prove I have something to offer."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Video: Meet the Mets 1st Round Draft Pick, Brandon Nimmo

New York Mets beat writer Andy McCullough took advantage last week's Major League Baseball All-Star break to spend time in Wyoming with the Mets top 2011 draft pick (and 13th overall), Brandon Nimmo, an 18-year-old outfielder from Cheyenne who never played high school ball and perfected his swing inside a barn built by his father. Star-Ledger video by Andrew Mills
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