Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Mets 2011 first-round draft-pick Brandon Nimmo seems to have become a bit of a polarizing figure amongst Mets fans these days. Some fans already see the young outfielder as a bust. Others, including yours truly, feel it’s still incredibly early to make such claims about a 20 year old in his first year of full-season baseball. Nimmo started 2013 on the Mets’ Low A affiliate, the Savannah Sand Gnats, and he came out of the gate absolutely on fire. Consider his April slash line: .322/.421/.433. Small sample, of course, but the early results were incredibly encouraging. Though the power wasn’t quite where you’d like it to be, he certainly showed a knack for getting on base and putting the barrel on the ball. It should be noted that Historic Grayson Stadium is most certainly a pitcher’s park that is not particularly kind to left-handed hitters. Unfortunately, Nimmo suffered a hand injury in late April. The issue wasn’t thought to be serious at first, but an abysmal performance in the ha...
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