Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Nimmo provided some batting average support to his fantasy managers, but he just wasn't on the field enough to provide much overall value. He missed time with finger, hip and hamstring injuries. He has never been able to stay healthy over a full season, with 140 games being his highest total. His managers can dream back to 2018 when he had 17 homers, nine steals and was a nice fourth or fifth outfielder in 15-team leagues. His home-run power has been halved and the main culprit is a near-50% groundball rate. He's definitely going for a line-drive approach, and he started spreading the ball around with his Pull% dropping from 44.7% in 2018 to 33.1% last season. Additionally, his career 14.9 BB% puts him near a .400 OBP every season. He seems to want to run, but he's just not been successful with a 62% success rate over his career (5-for-9 last season). Stolen bases are not a part of his game to count on. When healthy, he is a nice add for batting average or on-base percentage only. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#342
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Mets in March of 2022.
Cleared to start Wednesday
OFNew York Mets
May 18, 2022
Mets manager Buck Showalter said Nimmo (quadriceps) will start in center field and bat leadoff Wednesday against the Cardinals, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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Nimmo's availability for Wednesday's contest was iffy heading into the day after he exited the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with a bruised right quad. The Mets put Nimmo through a pregame workout to gauge his health, and the 29-year-old apparently passed all the necessary tests to guarantee his availability.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+10%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+2%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+51%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .806 220 27 3 15 0 .278 .401 .406
Since 2020vs Right .885 521 76 16 43 6 .295 .406 .479
2022vs Left .996 40 6 1 6 0 .323 .447 .548
2022vs Right .844 95 14 2 6 0 .296 .400 .444
2021vs Left .827 120 14 1 7 0 .306 .429 .398
2021vs Right .842 266 37 7 21 5 .286 .389 .454
2020vs Left .650 60 7 1 2 0 .196 .317 .333
2020vs Right .984 160 25 7 16 1 .308 .438 .546
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+2%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
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+1%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .873 353 48 9 32 1 .293 .407 .466
Since 2020Away .860 377 55 10 26 5 .289 .403 .457
2022Home .774 54 6 0 4 0 .289 .396 .378
2022Away .962 81 14 3 8 0 .313 .425 .537
2021Home .885 199 29 4 18 1 .304 .409 .476
2021Away .787 187 22 4 10 4 .280 .392 .395
2020Home .904 100 13 5 10 0 .272 .410 .494
2020Away .909 109 19 3 8 1 .286 .404 .505
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Stat Review
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 2019 data (min 400 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.
  • BABIP
    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.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a batter in feet per second.
BB/K
0.91
 
BB Rate
14.0%
 
K Rate
15.4%
 
BABIP
.337
 
ISO
.167
 
AVG
.292
 
OBP
.397
 
SLG
.458
 
OPS
.855
 
wOBA
.392
 
Exit Velocity
81.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.0%
 
Barrels/PA
7.5%
 
Sprint Speed
25.8
 
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Does 2020 count as the first full season of Nimmo's career? Only once had he played in at least 75% of the games in a season prior to 2020 as he has dealt with many injuries. When he is not injured, he is an ideal leadoff candidate in a lineup as he is incredibly accepting of his walks (career .377 OBP). Sure, he has struck out quite often, but Nimmo improved greatly in that regard in 2020, lowering his strikeout rate nine full percentage points from the 2019 season. The neck and back injuries may ultimately limit his ability to hit for more power, but a strong spring would secure his spot setting the table for a once-again talented (on paper) lineup in Queens, at least on the strong side of a platoon. A healthy Nimmo could finish in the top 10 in runs scored.
Nimmo started off the 2019 campaign with the big-league club, but after slashing .200/.344/.323 through 43 games, he was sent to the 60-day injured list due to a bulging disk in his neck and wasn't cleared to return until Sept. 1. Nimmo finished the year hitting .221 with eight homers, 29 RBI and three stolen bases over 69 games. He sported an 18.8 BB% and 28 K% during that stretch, both up from the prior campaign. Nimmo's injury undoubtedly played a role in his down season and limited the 26-year-old's opportunities one year after he turned in a .263 average with a 148 wRC+ and 4.5 fWAR across 140 games. He managed to regain an everyday role in the outfield by the season's end and figures to have the starting job in center, although he will likely cede some starts and late-inning at-bats to Jake Marisnick, who is the superior defender. Nimmo should lead off against right-handed pitching.
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.
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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Managing bruised quad
OFNew York Mets
Quadriceps
May 17, 2022
Nimmo had X-rays come back negative and was diagnosed with a bruised right quadriceps after leaving Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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Exits Game 2
OFNew York Mets
Foot
May 17, 2022
Nimmo was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals after fouling a pitch off his foot, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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Plates three runs in loss
OFNew York Mets
May 15, 2022
Nimmo went 2-for-5 with a triple, a double, three RBI and a strikeout in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners.
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Three hits in loss to Nats
OFNew York Mets
May 12, 2022
Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Nationals.
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On base five times Sunday
OFNew York Mets
May 9, 2022
Nimmo went 3-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored across both games of Sunday's doubleheader split against the Phillies.
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