Brandon Nimmo is finally producing in the minor leagues

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Future Mets, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

After making the team as a reserve in 2013, Brandon Nimmo could earn a spot in the starting lineup during the Futures Game this July if he keeps hitting

After making the team as a reserve in 2013, Brandon Nimmo could earn a spot in the starting lineup during the Futures Game this July if he keeps up his torrid pace

The first pick in the Sandy Alderson era, Brandon Nimmo was seemingly forgotten by Met fans after a very slow start to his professional career. After being drafted 13th overall as a high school kid out of Wyoming, Nimmo was seen as a disappointment by Met fans after Jose Fernandez burst onto the scene down in Miami last season while Nimmo was still in extended spring training. Fernandez was taken one pick after Nimmo and already has Cy Young votes on his resume.

Nimmo came into the season as the Mets fourth best prospect according to MLB.com.

Nimmo is finally starting to pick it up however. The 21-year old had a monster game Monday night, going 4-4 with a homerun for the High-A St. Lucie Mets. Nimmo is hitting a scorching .407 with 2 homers and 16 RBI’s in 91 at bats for the St. Lucie Mets. Nimmo has an OBP of over .500 and has shown he can handle centerfield.

What also is important here is the lefty swinging Nimmo has been hitting southpaws well, at a .345 clip with an OBP of over .400 vs. left-handers.

This is great news for the Mets as the team really needs him to get going. Nimmo is really their only legitimate outfield prospect and could be promoted to Double-AA Binghamton as early as June. If Nimmo can show he can hit in the AA Eastern League, then he will get back on the map as a legitimate outfield prospect.

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