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."