While Nimmo is a talented prospect, there’s still a ton of projection on him because he hails from Wyoming, a state that doesn’t have high-school baseball due to the terrible spring weather (highs of 48 degrees) and the lack of funding.
Luckily for him, if there’s anything that MLB scouts love more than production, it’s projection.
But it’s not like Nimmo hasn’t done any kind of producing during his four years of high school. He’s just had to find different routes.
For the most part, he has had to resort to playing with traveling teams, including American Legion ball-clubs and stocking up on showcases.
As his performance at the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field last year showed, he’s already very talented. Nimmo earned MVP honors and finished with two hits, including a triple, two runs and two RBI.
The scouting report on the 6’2″, 190 pound Nimmo doesn’t look overly impressive (good bat, good runner, chance for above-average power, solid defense), but he’s such a hard worker, and he’s very advanced for playing far fewer games than any other high-schooler.
He is advanced enough to draw scouts to Wyoming by the truck-load in the middle spring in order to see him play in a few American Legion games.
And don’t forget just how raw this kid is.