Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Metscentric asks… What is the deal with Brandon Nimmo? Can he hit and by hit I mean hit for average? He strikes out in droves and wasn’t even ranked in the top ten prospects of the NY Penn League by Baseball America. Jose Fernandez who was selected right after the Mets took Nimmo is one of the top three prospects in baseball and the minors’ top pitching prospect. Baseball America just ranked him #1 prospect in two different minor league levels for 2012. So far Nimmo has shown a propensity to draw walks, but he has 92 Ks in 300 at-bats. 50 players in the NYPL batted higher than he did. I don’t see anything to get excited about here and that hole in his swing is worrisome. Sean replies… This answer is going to involves two parts, one on what he has currently done and shown, and projection based on his brief MiLB career. Brandon Nimmo had his first full season of MiLB ball with the Cyclones and was exploited primarily against lefties to the tune of a low batting average. For some conte...
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