Brandon Nimmo
Brandon Nimmo
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
10-Day IL
Injury Neck
Est. Return 8/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Nimmo entered 2018 poised for a role as the Mets' fourth outfielder, but Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares and Jay Bruce combined to play only 162 games. He earned an everyday role and led off for much of the season, finishing fourth among qualified hitters with a .404 OBP and sixth in MLB with a 149 wRC+. He was hit by a pitch 22 times (most in MLB), exceeding his total from the previous four seasons combined, but his 15.0 BB% was in line with what he did in 2017. The big difference last season was a spike in power. His ISO rose from .158 to .219 and he topped 15 home runs for the first time as a pro. His HR/FB rose from 12.8% to 17.5% -- a mark that ranked 35th among 140 qualified hitters. He could replicate last year's power output, but we should not expect further growth. Nimmo has established himself as one of the core pieces on this roster, and should lead off again for much of the season. He is a better asset in OBP and points leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $598,285 contract with the Mets in March of 2019.
Shut down for another month
OFNew York Mets
June 18, 2019
Nimmo (neck) won't perform any baseball activities for the next month, Anthony DiComo of reports.
Nimmo has been on the injured list for nearly a month due to a bulging disk in his neck. He had been on a rehab stint for a week before being shut down again as the problem persisted. He'll now rest for at least another month and won't be resuming activity until after the All-Star break. If things go smoothly for him at that point, he could still play a significant role over the final two months of the season, though it's tough to be confident about any particular return date given the rocky nature of his season so far.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
Since 2017vs Left .737 234 24 4 15 5 .239 .356 .381
Since 2017vs Right .858 677 99 21 67 7 .256 .398 .460
2019vs Left 1.026 34 7 1 5 0 .333 .471 .556
2019vs Right .572 127 13 2 9 1 .165 .310 .262
2018vs Left .742 151 16 3 9 5 .234 .351 .391
2018vs Right .946 384 61 14 38 4 .275 .424 .521
2017vs Left .530 49 1 0 1 0 .190 .292 .238
2017vs Right .878 166 25 5 20 2 .281 .404 .474
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OPS at Home
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OPS at Home
Since 2017Home .823 415 60 12 33 6 .250 .379 .444
Since 2017Away .829 496 63 13 49 6 .253 .394 .435
2019Home .687 65 11 1 6 1 .222 .354 .333
2019Away .653 96 9 2 8 0 .184 .337 .316
2018Home .822 256 34 8 17 4 .237 .383 .440
2018Away .945 279 43 9 30 5 .288 .423 .522
2017Home .919 94 15 3 10 1 .304 .387 .532
2017Away .698 121 11 2 11 1 .224 .372 .327
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How does Brandon Nimmo compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
A middling prospect in the Mets' organization, Nimmo began the 2017 campaign on the disabled list before being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. He slashed a pedestrian .223/.365/.392 before injuries forced Nimmo into big-league action for the second straight season. The lefty swinger showcased his patience, walking 33 times in 215 trips to the dish on the way to an impressive .379 OBP. Nimmo has mediocre power, slugging only .418. He has some speed, but was successful on only 37 of 67 stolen-base attempts in his minor-league career -- not exactly worthy of a green light at the major-league level. He ended the season strong, smacking four homers in September, putting him in contention for an Opening Day roster spot, especially with Michael Conforto (shoulder) likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Nimmo is best suited for duty as a fourth outfielder, and the acquisition of Jay Bruce likely keeps him in that role. He's not mixed-league worthy.
A former first-round pick, Nimmo got his first extended look at Triple-A Las Vegas to open up the season, and after excelling there, he got his first taste of big league action. The 23-year-old wrapped up his minor league campaign with sparkling numbers, hitting .352 with a .964 OPS and 11 home runs in 97 games. He suffered through a bit of a drop off once he got to the majors, which was to be expected following his stellar showing at Triple-A. The most concerning aspect, however, was the reemergence of his free swinging ways -- a problem that plagued him early in his career but had seemingly improved as he moved up the organizational ranks -- to the tune of striking out in 25 percent of his plate appearances. If he's able to correct that issue, Nimmo looks to be on an upward trajectory and will likely be deployed as a spare outfielder on the major league roster.
The former 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is finally starting to show flashes of that pedigree. His .322/.448/.458 slash line in 279 plate appearances at High-A St. Lucie turned heads, primarily because of an approach that yielded a 51:50 K:BB ratio. However, he met his match after advancing to Double-A Binghamton, where his BABIP regressed from .401 to .283, and as a result, he posted much more pedestrian numbers. Nimmo profiles as a Daniel Nava-type of big leaguer (the 2013 version), offering more value in OBP leagues and in real life, as the power and speed production will probably always be below average. The Mets will likely send him back to Double-A to start 2015, and if he can redeem himself, he should finish the season at Triple-A, with a chance to make a big-league impact in 2016.
Nimmo began the year on fire, but regressed a bit and was then sidelined for nearly a month due to hand and back injuries. When Nimmo returned in late May, his struggles continued, and despite an August surge, his overall numbers were just so-so. Nimmo's poor contact rate - just 67 percent - resulted in 118 strikeouts in 480 at-bats - but his good eye led to 71 walks. He has a long way to go, given that he didn't play high school ball, but the Mets expect him to fill out, move to left field and possibly be a 15-15 candidate down the road for the parent club. That likely won't happen until 2017, but he should begin 2014 at High-A St. Lucie, a much better hitter's park than Savannah, where he played last season.
Nimmo showed a good eye at the plate while making his debut in the New York-Penn League in 2012, drawing a walk in 15 percent of his plate appearances while carrying a .372 OBP. However, he did not make contact very often (71 percent) and it may take him significantly longer to develop moving through the Mets' system after being drafted out of high school in Wyoming in 2011, which limited his experience to Legion Ball. Given the longer development path, and that his ceiling may not be overwhelmingly high anyway, rostering Nimmo may require a league format with very deep minor league reserves.
The Mets drafted Nimmo 13th overall in 2011 despite that the fact that he did not play high school ball while growing up in Wyoming. He signed for $2.1 million just before the signing deadline, enabling him to play 10 games in rookie ball. Nimmo has been projected to possibly be a Von Hayes-like player, but don't expect him to be ready until 2014 at the earliest as he'll make his full-season debut in April.
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Bulging disc remains bothersome
OFNew York Mets
June 16, 2019
Nimmo (neck) will see more medical specialists with the bulging disc in his neck still causing problems, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Scratched from lineup at Triple-A
OFNew York Mets
June 14, 2019
Nimmo was scratched from Friday's lineup at Triple-A Syracuse due to neck soreness, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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Moving rehab to Triple-A
OFNew York Mets
June 10, 2019
Nimmo (neck) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Ready for rehab stint
OFNew York Mets
June 6, 2019
Nimmo (neck) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday, Anthony DiComo of reports.
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Taking part in baseball activities
OFNew York Mets
June 4, 2019
Nimmo has been participating in full baseball activities, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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