Brandon Nimmo finding his swing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2013) Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo had three more hits Monday, sending his South Atlantic League-leading batting average to .429 (18 for 42). Nimmo also had five RBI Monday and has 10 through 11 games.
Nimmo homered for the first time this season Monday and is slugging .571. He's also recorded 12 runs.
Nimmo, the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft, hasn't hit above .248 in his first two pro seasons, but he said he's more adjusted to life as a pro baseball player this season. Nimmo is considered the Mets' fourth-best prospect by MLB.com.
"In Legion ball, you'd face a good pitcher maybe every fifth day or so," Nimmo said, per MLB.com. "In the New York-Penn League, I just skipped a whole bunch of levels and was facing great guys all the time. You can't take any at-bats off. It took time to learn how to approach the game and how to be at 100 percent or close to 100 percent every day, mentally and physically."