Alderson Impressed with Nimmo’s Batting Practice

SeeThe Sterling-Award winners in the Mets organization were in attendance Monday night to not only receive their awards, but also participate in batting practice and meet the team and front office. Brandon Nimmo was one of the attendees, who won the Sterling Award as the best player at Single-A St. Lucie Mets. Nimmo played 62 games for St. Lucie, batting .322 with five triples and...
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Mets To Present Sterling Award Winners

The Mets will honor their Sterling Award winners pregame on Monday. Lefthander Steven Matz was named the minor-league pitcher of the year and second baseman Dilson Herrera as the minor-league position player of the year. In addition, they will honor an outstanding player at each level of their minor-league system. Those selected were: Matt Reynolds, SS — Las Vegas Kevin Plawecki...
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B-Mets Are Eastern League Champions!

For the nearly 6,000 baseball fans who packed Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, Friday night was about lasting memories as the Binghamton Mets edged Richmond, 2-1, to become the 2014 champions of the Eastern League. The Eastern League title was the first for Binghamton in two decades. There was the memory of Brandon Nimmo’s ground ball through the pitcher’s mound that looked like...
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Mets minor league recap for every full-season team

Many inside and outside of the Mets organization can agree that the Metropolitans carry a ton of high-upside prospects up and down their farm system. The Mets minor league system is a very successful one and while some players regressed a bit, there were many who took enormous leaps forward which ultimately led to an overall great season. Of course a few young studs cannot carry...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Top 25 Mets Prospects (Mid-Season Update)

We present our Mets Midseason Top 25 Prospects. It’s just a quick and cursory look at our rankings before we get to work on our annual and much more extensive Annual Top Prospects list in February. It was comprised from the individual rankings of myself and my minor league aficionados Kirk, Teddy, Brian and Connor. We then reproduced the list using rank points from all five lists...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Conforto Discusses Approach; Not A Candidate For Arizona Fall League

Update: According to Adam Rubin Michael Conforto is not a consideration for the Arizona Fall League. The Mets will not announce their contingent until late this month, but Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini are candidates. * * * * * * * * The Brooklyn Cyclones burst out of the gate this summer season to the tune of an 11-4 record in their first 15 games. However, over the next...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets can and should solve shortstop situation in the next month

At this point in the season, it becomes more and more clear what the weaknesses of the Mets are: Shortstop and Left Field. What remains interesting is that left field has a ton of reinforcements in the minor leagues that will be MLB ready by either late next season or early 2016. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto are slated to become everyday players that swing hot bats. Shortstop...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report 7/31: Nimmo Is Heating Up, Conforto Leads Brooklyn To 5th Straight Win

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas rally’s late but comes up short and loses to El Paso, 8-5. Binghamton allows four runs in the first and lose to New Hampshire, 7-2. St. Lucie survives a late rally by Dunedin and win 4-3. Savannah was off on Wednesday and will open a four game series against Hickory on Thursday. Brooklyn scores seven runs in the second inning and win fifth...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Panning For Gold: Brandon Nimmo

Happy Wednesday gang!!! The non-waiver trade deadline is now upon us - deals have to be completed and submitted to the Commissioner's Office by 4:00 PM eastern tomorrow, so we should gain a lot of prospect clarity over the next 24 hours. Time for another Panning For Gold: Finding The Prospect Hidden Gems, our weekly look at some of those lesser-known prospects that are beginning...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Land Five On Top 100 Prospects List released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (67), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the staff had to say about each of them: Syndergaard: Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Are High On Mets’ Syndergaard, Matz, Herrera and Nimmo

Two updates to the growing buzz on Tulo and CarGo… First, contrary to what has been reported, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki does not have a no-trade clause in his contract according to Thomas Harding of Second, the Rockies are said to be very high on Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz and Dilson Herrera. Joel Sherman says that if the Mets are willing to...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report 7/25: Nimmo Breaks Out With Three Hits, Conforto Still Hot In Brooklyn

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas drops third straight game to Tacoma, losing on Thursday, 5-4. Binghamton loses first game of series to Trenton, 6-5.  St. Lucie and Daytona postponed due to rain. Doubleheader scheduled for Friday at 5:05 PM. Savannah scores one in ninth to break tie and earn the victory over Augusta, 2-1. Brooklyn opens a three game series by defeating Vermont...
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Four Mets Prospects Crack Law’s Midseason Top 50

Michael Conforto, who is Keith Law’s #32 ranked prospect, signs his contract with the Mets last week ESPN‘s Keith Law released his midseason update of his Top 50 Prospects list. In his preseason Top 100 list there were five Mets who made the cut. They were Noah Syndergaard (24), Travis d’Arnaud (36), Dominic Smith (37), Rafael Montero (60), and Brandon Nimmo (92). However this...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Conforto to Join Cyclones this Weekend

Mets’ first round pick Michael Conforto has officially signed with the organization, inking his contract last Friday at Citi Field. His first time in the big city, Conforto took in the first game of the Mets’ eventual three-game sweep of the Marlins to close out the first half of the regular season. Conforto, joined by his father, visited New York City for the first time in his...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List Include Syndergaard, Plawecki And Nimmo

  On Sunday, Baseball America released their Midseason Top 50 prospect list and even though Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Nimmo have been mainstays on any top prospect list, they are now joined by catcher Kevin Plawecki. Syndergaard, ranked #19 overall, slipped down to the fifth best right-handed starter among the prospects and mostly because of his elbow problems and a banged up...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Great First Impressions on Brandon Nimmo

He’s one of the most talked about Met prospects, a subject of heated debate ever since he was selected with the Mets’ top pick in 2011. After getting my first extended live look at Brandon Nimmo during Saturday’s doubleheader at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, I think most Met fans are going to be impressed and pulling hard for our top outfield prospect. At the center of the...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Brandon Nimmo, others promoted

It’s that time of year.  The weather is warmer, there’s an influx of young talent from the draft and organizations begin to promote those players who made impressions in the first half of the minor league season.  Not everyone who deserves a promotion deserves it and not every promotion that is made is deserved.  Here are some notable promotions. Cory Vaughn to AAA – Vaughn...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Two intriguing names in the Kingsport outfield

Much has been made about the dearth of hitting in the Mets minor league system under the Alderson administration, and for good reason.  It seems as if the prevailing philosophy as far as the minor league system goes, has been to build up the pitching depth, while the bats have lagged behind. The emergence over the past two years of Kevin Plawecki, Brandon Nimmo, and Matt Reynolds...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Review: St. Lucie Mets

Record: 40-29 Top Performers / Top Prospects Brandon Nimmo, CF: After struggling for much of last season in Savannah, Nimmo has turned it around in a big way for St. Lucie, having one of the best seasons of anyone in the farm system. In 279 plate appearances, Nimmo is hitting .322/.448/.458 with four home runs (twice as many as last year) and nine stolen bases. Nimmo, along with...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Lucie’s Nimmo, Matz, Herrera, Rivera And Fontanez Promoted To Bingo

Adam Rubin of ESPN reported that five St. Lucie Mets are being promoted to Double-A Binghamton. The Mets were eliminated from claiming a postseason birth at the conclusion of the first half of the season, prompting the organization to make the move. Heading to Binghamton are Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz, Dilson Herrera, T.J. Rivera, and Randy Fontanez. Each player had a hand...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Notes: Nimmo, Matz Could Be Heading to Binghamton

The St. Lucie Mets are nearing this season’s first-half title of the Florida State League.  What does that mean?  Adam Rubin of ESPN mentions that Mets prospects Brandon Nimmo and Steven Matz, should be on the move to Binghamton, which could happen as early as the end of the week. Nimmo, 21, has played in 62 games this season for St. Lucie.  He is currently hitting .322, with...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Michael Conforto pick indicate shift in Mets’ strategy?

The Mets selected Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto with the tenth pick in the 2014 first-year player draft. It’s the first draft during the Sandy Alderson era in which the team has selected a college player with their first overall pick. In the first draft for this front office in 2011, the team selected outfielder Brandon Nimmo out of a Wyoming high school. In 2012 and...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nimmo Leaves Fridays Game After HBP On Right Wrist Area

Brandon Nimmo was removed in the 5th inning of the St. Lucie game on Friday night after he was hit by a pitch in the right wrist/forearm area. He did stay in the game long enough to run at first.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nimmo, Matz, Cecchini Among 14 Mets Prospects Selected To FSL & SAL All Star Teams

The Florida State League and the South Atlantic League announced the rosters for their respective All Star games and the Mets are well represented in each game. In the FSL, the St. Lucie Mets will send infielders T.J. Rivera and Dilson Herrera, outfielder Brandon Nimmo, catcher Cam Maron, and pitchers Randy Fontanez, Matt Koch, and Steven Matz. The South will face the North in the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 100 Prospect Brandon Nimmo: A Look At His Past, Present and Future

When a fan starts to criticize Sandy Alderson, Brandon Nimmo becomes one of the main points of discussion: his lack of experience, his extremely high strikeout totals or another “failed” prospect during the Alderson era. Some fans, including myself, have been supportive of Nimmo and his .372 and .397 OBP’s in 2012 and 2013. Recently, on the famous “Top 100 Prospects...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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