Brandon Nimmo
Brandon Nimmo
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $536,240 contract with the Mets in March of 2017.
Slaps three-run homer
OFNew York Mets
September 15, 2018
Nimmo went 1-for-2 with a walk and a three-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.
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Nimmo was also hit by a pitch. He put the Mets up 3-1 with his long ball off starter Rick Porcello in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox responded with four runs in the fifth inning en route to the victory. The 25-year-old outfielder is now hitting .267/.395/.499 with 17 homers and nine stolen bases in 127 games this season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+66%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .696 196 20 3 10 5 .232 .338 .357
Since 2016vs Right .895 582 92 20 64 6 .278 .402 .493
2018vs Left .756 139 16 3 9 5 .244 .353 .403
2018vs Right .955 344 58 14 38 4 .277 .416 .540
2017vs Left .530 49 1 0 1 0 .190 .292 .238
2017vs Right .878 166 25 5 20 2 .281 .404 .474
2016vs Left .661 8 3 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286
2016vs Right .667 72 9 1 6 0 .273 .333 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+32%
OPS at Home
2016
 
 
+80%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .834 381 58 12 33 5 .259 .376 .457
Since 2016Away .848 399 54 11 41 6 .271 .393 .455
2018Home .804 238 33 8 17 4 .230 .366 .439
2018Away .977 247 41 9 30 5 .300 .425 .552
2017Home .919 94 15 3 10 1 .304 .387 .532
2017Away .698 121 11 2 11 1 .224 .372 .327
2016Home .813 49 10 1 6 0 .310 .408 .405
2016Away .452 31 2 0 0 0 .226 .226 .226
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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.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
13.5%
 
K Rate
26.7%
 
BABIP
.353
 
ISO
.231
 
AVG
.266
 
OBP
.396
 
SLG
.496
 
OPS
.892
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Delivers game-winning home run
OFNew York Mets
September 3, 2018
Nimmo blasted a pinch-hit, three-run home run Monday against the Dodgers.
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Retreats to bench
OFNew York Mets
September 3, 2018
Nimmo is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.
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Activated and batting eighth
OFNew York Mets
August 28, 2018
Nimmo (finger) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and will bat eighth and play right field against the Cubs.
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On track for return
OFNew York Mets
Finger
August 27, 2018
Nimmo (finger) will be activated form the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Expected back Monday
OFNew York Mets
Finger
August 26, 2018
The Mets are expected to activate Nimmo (finger) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Monday's series opener against the Cubs, SNY.tv reports.
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