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    • Rafael Montero
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  • 2/18/13
  • 4545_ajd

Tweet from Jon Heyman

"Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS
Rafael Montero, rhp, 22, is thrilling mets people. "unreal'' is the word heard. throws hard & throws strikes."

Mets pitching future is looking pretty bright.

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  • 2/18/13
  • Melo15nym
It's a rare to see a 22 year old pitcher with a combination of good stuff and good command/control. Can't wait to see how he does in AA.
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  • 2/18/13
  • KB24NYM
It'd be even brighter with Barnes instead of Nimmo.
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  • 2/18/13
  • Gepett0

god get over it already

barnes had a lower ceiling and a higher floor...they took nimmo...it wasnt a bad pick...he may very well be the best CF the mets have ever had when all is said and done, though i would say passing beltran is not a likely scenario

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  • 2/18/13
  • Bowser

"It'd be even brighter with Barnes instead of Nimmo."

It is what it is dude, the drafts are like a <crapshoot, you make the best pick possible you can at the slot you are in and hope for the best. Don't get too caught up in it, there's more failures in these things than there are successes. You don't even know what Nimmo will give us, he is just beginning.

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  • 2/19/13
  • edmet
future closer?
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  • 2/19/13
  • Gepett0

find one scouting report that says that

he wasn't getting great reads on balls in his first year (again raw) but every scout out there says he should be able to stick in center w/ his speed

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  • 2/19/13
  • Gepett0

yeah...ive read this report before.. it says IF he has to move to corner outfield

where does it say "he will have to move off center"?

answer: it doesnt

the kid is raw but he has the speed for the position

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  • 2/19/13
  • Gepett0

and i already know the other report you're referring to....which just states that some have seen a move to RF but he still could very well stay in cf...

most other reports conclude that he should be able to stay up the middle

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  • 2/19/13
  • Gepett0

im not too concerned

even if he does have to move to a corner, hed be a plus defender there and most scouts think he'll develop enough pop to develop as an above average starter there if he develops

remember, this kid hit 6 out in a league in which ike failed to hit a single bomb in his first pro year...and ike was like 2 years older at the time

honestly the only thing that concerns me about nimmo are the k's but again, alot of that has to do w/ him having a very good understanding of the actual strikezone and taking balls that are called strikes at the lower levels...there was a whole article about during the season...but hes still got some swing and miss to his game that, hopefully as he gets a bit more polished, starts to be corrected in the next season or two

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