BRANDON NIMMO NEWS

The career paths of Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto

In the pre-video age we used to play board games. On such was “The Game of Life” or just “Life.” In this game you had the option to go to college or start working right away. The Mets have their own version of this quandary with Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto, two players born less than a month apart. Nimmo turned pro after high school while Conforto went to college...
Via Mets360.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

There are a number of young prospects and fringe players who will be fighting for recognition this spring.  Every year, there’s usually one surprise performance that puts a previously unheralded name on the radar.  After all the action wraps up in the Grapefruit League, who will be the player to leave a lingering impression on the minds of Mets brass and fans? Pitchers and catchers...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Unlocks Key To Brandon Nimmo’s Power

While Brandon Nimmo has not hit for a lot of power as of yet, that could be about to change. Advice from hitting coach Kevin Long could be the key that unleashes Nimmo’s power potential. Nimmo explains the adjustments he has made at the plate from working with Long in an article by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. According to the article, what Nimmo learned from Long that it is all...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

The order for the MLB draft is now set with James Shields signing with the San Diego Padres. Since the Mets forfeited their first round pick to sign free agent Michael Cuddyer, they will not make a selection until number 53 during the second round according to Baseball America. This is the first draft during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as General Manager that the Mets do not have...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Have Six Prospects On Baseball Prospectus Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their Top 101 Prospects for the 2015 season, and once again the Mets figure very prominently with Noah Syndergaard leading our contingent with an impressive No. 9 ranking overall. Following Syndergaard at No. 33 is left-handed pitcher Steven Matz who has resurrected his top prospect billing after a spectacular performance last season. No prospect has...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball-America’s Top Ten Mets’ Prospects

As it does every year, Baseball-America has come up with its top ten prospects list. The following is the New York Mets’ list: Noah Syndergaard, rhp Steve Matz, lhp Brandon Nimmo, of Dilson Herrera, 2b/ss Kevin Plawecki, c Amed Rosario, ss Michael Conforto, of Rafael Montero, rhp Marcos Molina, rhp Gavin Cecchini, ss It’s not a surprise Syndergaard tops the list, and we should...
Via New York Mets Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Take A Good Look: This Is The Mets

Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson and his top lieutenants held the floor at a team-sponsored gathering of season ticket holders last night. I’m told that all 15 people in attendance had a great time. I kid…I kid… Sometimes, even Mets’ devotees can’t resist a good “LOLMets” opportunity. In any case, Alderson took questions from the audience and hit on some of...
Via Mets360.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Prospects Well Represented In MLB’s Top 20

Four of the Top 20 National League prospects ranked in the 2015 Major League Baseball Yearbook are Mets. The Amazins are the only NL club with four prospects to make the Top 20 list.  Both the Cubs and the Diamondbacks had three selections each.  Boston and Minnesota matched the Mets with four prospects for each franchise named on the AL list. Noah Syndergaard tops the group...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: What Can We Expect Fom Brandon Nimmo

Vinny asks… I keep reading conflicting reports about Brandon Nimmo and whether he begins the season at Binghamton or at Las Vegas. Which is it? Do you think he could make his MLB debut in 2015 or is that a stretch? Which players does he compare to and do you think he’ll be a 30 homer guy? Love the site and keep up the great work. Joe D. replies… I’ve heard those same...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets 360 Top 50 Prospects: Players 6 & 5

Now we’re really getting to it as we are about to start to move into the top five players in the Mets system. In case you missed any of the other posts on our countdown thus far, please check them out at: 50-48, 47-45, 44-42, 41-39, 38-36, 35-33, 32-30, 29-27, 26-24, 23-21, 20-18, 17-15, 14-11, 10-9 and 8-7. Next up is: 6 – Brandon Nimmo Nimmo was the Alderson regime’s first...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

When Will Nimmo Make His MLB Debut?

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America had a glowing assessment when a reader asked him the following: When do you think Brandon Nimmo will make his MLB debut? Do you see him as a top of the order hitter? Nimmo was one of the best players in the Florida State League during the first half of the 2014 season. He struggled after a midseason promotion to the Eastern League, but much of that...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Nimmo Scouting Report

Brandon Nimmo, the highest draft pick ever to come out of Wyoming seems to have finally found his grove this season. Picked 13th overall in 2011, Nimmo was highly touted for his natural athleticism in legion games as a teenager. He actually never played high school ball because Wyoming is one of three states with populations so low not to merit investment in scholastic baseball. So...
Via Baseball Essential
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

AFL Notes: Bird Named MVP, Mazzilli Top Mets Performer

New York Yankees prospect Greg Bird was named the winner of the Joe Black MVP Award in the Arizona Fall League. Bird led the AFL with six homers and 21 runs scored, while finishing second in hits (31), RBI (21) and total bases (55). He batted .313 and had a .556 slugging percentage, and opened the season with a 16-game hitting streak. Bird was also the MVP of the Fall Stars Game...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nimmo Will Open Next Season With Triple-A Las Vegas

Sandy Alderson predicted Nimmo would open 2015 manning center field at Triple-A Las Vegas, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. He is also going to get continued playing time left field. Alderson wasn’t concerned by Nimmo’s pedestrian numbers in the AFL which he says were the result of exhaustion after a long season. Nimmo will get some much needed rest now...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Will Nimmo Have His Big Breakout in 2015?

Baseball Prospectus recently listed Brandon Nimmo as a one of their potential breakout candidates for next season. Players eligible for this classification are already solid prospects, but they are not viewed as one of the best prospects in the game just yet. Here is what they had to say: His eligibility for this category is debatable. Having been a first round pick in 2011 and...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest From AFL: Reynolds and Mazzilli Are Impressing

With the Arizona fall league ending next week, let’s take a look at how the Mets prospects are faring for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Brandon Nimmo: 69 At-Bats, 0 HR, .217/. 325/.261, 7 RBI Despite being named to the AFL All Star Team, Nimmo is struggling to produce. He is batting .143 without any extra base hits during the last 10 games. Matt Reynolds:  63 At-Bats, 3 HR, .254...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Reynolds and Mazzilli Are Impressing In AFL

With the Arizona fall league ending next week, let’s take a look at how the Mets prospects are faring for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Brandon Nimmo: 69 At-Bats, 0 HR, .217/. 325/.261, 7 RBI Despite... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson On Mets Prospects: Matz, Conforto, Plawecki, Nimmo

MMO’s John Bernhardt had Sandy Alderson on as his guest during today’s Tip-Off show on WIOX Radio. Here is what he had to say about several of the Mets prospects. Steven Matz, LHP “He had a very good season in 2013, and exceeded that in 2014, both at St. Lucie and at Binghamton. His numbers were very similar at both places, which is very positive given the fact that he had...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

AFL Update: Mazzilli Is Red Hot, Nimmo and Reynolds Get All Star Nods

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and shortstop Matt Reynolds have been named Arizona Fall League All Stars and will represent the Mets in Saturday’s Fall-Stars Game, which will be televised at 8:00 PM on the MLB Network. Nimmo, 21, was the 13th overall pick of the 2011 Draft and he made great strides this year in the Mets system. The Wyoming native started the season at Advanced...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Nimmo, Matt Reynolds Named AFL All-Stars

Mets prospects Brandon Nimmo and shortstop Matt Reynolds have been named Arizona Fall League All-Stars. While the AFL is a short lived portion of the season, Nimmo is hitting batting .233 (10-for-43) with five RBIs and eight walks in 11 games. Reynolds has been more impressive than Nimmo, hitting .278 (10-for-36) and slugging three homers, nine RBIs and walking seven times through 10 games.
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nimmo and Mazzilli Off To Solid Starts In AFL

Jessica Quiroli of Minor League Ball is reviewing many of the prospects currently competing in this year’s Arizona Fall League. She had some interesting things to say about a pair of Mets prospects who have impressed her. Brandon Nimmo Brandon Nimmo is that rare breed of focused aggression and intensity, mixed with patience and teachability. His story is legend at this point...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

It seems odd to think of a Yankees hitting coach working with an up and coming Mets hitter, but when young prospects arrive from around the country to play baseball in the Arizona Fall League, that’s just what happens. Both New York teams have sent a battery of players to Arizona and wouldn’t you know it, they’ve been spending a great deal of time together. The Mets have sent...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Fair or Foul: Alderson Is Executing His Strategy

Joel Sherman of the New York Post shared some thoughts on Sandy Alderson’s draft strategy and believes that his picks fits into the current philosophy for the team moving forward. Here’s what he had to say about two players making a big impact this year who were available when the Mets selected Brandon Nimmo in the 2011 draft: If you are wondering where Daniel Murphy’s successor...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

Let’s pretend for a moment that Sandy Alderson makes no effort to improve the Mets left field situation in the offseason. For arguments sake, we’ll say that he addresses the need at shortstop but a combination of high prices and long years got the better of the outfield candidates. Heading into 2015, can we expect anyone in the pipeline to make the jump to the big leagues? According...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Without Outside Help, Could Mets Fill Left Field Internally?

Let’s pretend for a moment that Sandy Alderson makes no effort to improve the Mets left field situation in the offseason. For arguments sake, we’ll say that he addresses the need at shortstop but a combination of high prices and long years got the better of the outfield candidates. Heading into 2015, can we expect anyone in the pipeline to make the jump to the big leagues? According...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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