2011 MLB Mock Draft: Will Brandon Nimmo Thrive In Rays’ Sunny System?
2011 MLB Mock Draft Gives Tampa Bay Rays RF Brandon Nimmo With 31st Overall Pick
Tampa Bay’s draft really kicks into gear with this pick as they have the next pick after it and seven in the supplemental round. The Rays are likely to go after a high-upside projectable player with a majority of their remaining picks.
Brandon Nimmo is an outfielder from Wyoming, which, according to Baseball America, would make him just the third player drafted from the state in the last 10 years. He has good tools, though the lack of competition is really making it difficult for scouts to properly evaluate him.
He has a good arm that should play in right field and he has the ability to hit for power in the future.
Tampa Bay is going to go for the best player available when they pick. It’s been their strategy for years, and it has won them two American League East titles in the last three years.
|1. Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole, RHP||18. Oakland - George Springer, CF|
|2. Seattle - Anthony Rendon, 3B||19. Boston - Alex Meyer, RHP|
|3. Arizona - Dylan Bundy, RHP||20. Colorado - C.J. Cron, 1B|
|4. Baltimore - Danny Hultzen, LHP||21. Toronto - Levi Michael, SS|
|5. Kansas City - Trevor Bauer, RHP||22. St. Louis - Jose Fernandez, RHP|
|6. Washington - Bubba Starling, CF||23. Washington - Tyler Anderson, LHP|
|7. Arizona - Sonny Gray, RHP||24. Tampa Bay - Kolten Wong, 2B|
|8. Cleveland - Jed Bradley, LHP||25. San Diego - Dillon Howard, RHP|
|9. Chicago Cubs - Mikie Mahtook, CF||26. Boston - Blake Swihart, C|
|10. San Diego - Matt Barnes, RHP||27. Cincinnati - Sean Gilmartin, LHP|
|11. Houston - Archie Bradley, RHP||28. Atlanta - Henry Owens, LHP|
|12. Milwaukee - Taylor Jungmann, RHP||29. San Francisco - Joe Ross, RHP|
|13. New York Mets - Taylor Guerreri, RHP||30. Minnesota - Brian Goodwin, CF|
|14. Florida Marlins - Cory Spangenberg, 3B||31. Tampa Bay - Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|15. Milwaukee - Javier Baez, 3B||32. Tampa Bay - Tyler Beede, RHP|
|16. Los Angeles Dodgers - Robert Stephenson, RHP||33. Texas - Travis Harrison, 3B|
|17. Los Angeles Angels - Francisco Lindor, SS|
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