Gavin Cecchini Displaying Solid Skills For Binghamton

It was a draft pick viewed skeptically by many New York Met fans and openly derided by several more in the media when GM Sandy Alderson and his player development team selected Gavin Cecchini as their number one draft selection in the 2012 draft.  Following a philosophy that favored baseball talent out of high school, not college, Cecchini joined Brandon Nimmo as top high school...
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Brandon Nimmo Out 4-6 Weeks With Sprained ACL

Binghamton manager Pedro Lopez told Lynn Worthy of the Press and Sun Bulletin that outfielder Brandon Nimmo is on his way to the team’s minor league complex in Port St. Lucie to begin rehabbing his left knee. Nimmo was diagnosed with a sprained ACL in his knee which he injured last week while running out an infield single.  Lopez said Nimmo is expected to miss four to six weeks...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Michael Fulmer Watched Syndegaard’s Debut, Hopes To Realize That Dream Too

An MMO Fan Shot by Jim Maggiore Right-handed starting pitcher Michael Fulmer spent a half hour chatting and answering questions with the Binghamton Mets Booster Club on Thursday afternoon, May 14th before the Mets took on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a 6:35 pm contest. Fulmer was a supplemental first-round pick of the Mets in the 2011 draft, and entering the 2015 season Baseball...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Lugo Pitches Another Gem, Eudor Garcia Homers, Nimmo To DL

Tacoma 4, Las Vegas (25-13) 0 The 51′s bats had a very rare off night collecting only 6 hits without a walk as no hitter reached base more than once against former big Leaguer Justin Germano and the Tacoma bullpen. Alex Castellanos was 1-4 with his 10th double of the year while hitting 4th and playing 1st base. Castellanos has now played 6 games at 1st, 9 at 3rd, 6 in left field...
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New York Mets news getting worse before it gets better

The New York Mets are scuffling. They have lost 5 straight coming off a 4 game sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs and a bad 7-0 loss to the Milawukee Brewers. Beyond that, the injury bug is continuing to bite, decimating an already weak lineup. And even as returns stay off in the distance, more and more players at all levels of the organization keep going down. The Mets continue...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Nimmo To DL With Knee Injury

Brandon Nimmo was hurt last night beating out a groundball for a single after he came down awkwardly on the 1st base bag that looked to twist his left knee. He immediately went to the ground, tried to stand up before going down on the ground again trying not to put put any pressure on his his left leg. Nimmo fell down a third time on his way to the dugout and had to be helped down...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Is Masterful Again, Nimmo With Two Hits

El Paso 3, Las Vegas (21-10) 2 Steven Matz pitched 7 scoreless innings giving up only fours hits and two walks while striking out seven, throwing 97 pitches with 66 of them for strikes. Here is video of Matz final K. Matz had three strike outs with his curveball including two looking and did a great job of pitching down in the zone resulting in 10 ground outs compared to only...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Casey Meisner makes a strong case for re-evaluation

Last season I watched Casey Meisner and he was good but not someone I had a ton of expectations for.  The reason for this was that his fastball wasn’t quite a major league fastball.  You can succeed in the majors with a 80-something MPH fastball (just ask Jamie Moyer) but it doesn’t always bode well (just ask Jered Weaver).  He hit his spots and mixed his pitchers and his...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Gsellman Loses No-Hitter in 8th, Nimmo Has Three Hits

Las Vegas was rained out and will play a double header tonight starting at 7:05 ET with Tyler Pill and Steven Matz going for the 51′s. Portland 4, Binghamton (14-10) 1 John Gant started and was rusty after getting a few extra days off in between starts going 5 innings allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out four as well. Gant now has a...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Vegas Wins 10th Straight, Nimmo Has Three Hits, Reynolds Knocks In Two

Las Vegas (16-8) 5, Reno 2 Las Vegas was tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 6th before Wilfredo Tovar hit a two-run double to score Brandon Allen and Travis Taijeron to give the 51′s lead for good and win their 10th straight game. Matt Reynolds went 1-4 with his 12th double and two RBI’s to give him 23 on the year. Danny Muno hit lead off and played 3rd going 2-4 with...
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Mets Minor League Recap: Reynolds With Two 2B’s, Nimmo Plays, Ynoa Strikes Out 8

Las Vegas (14-8) 4, Reno 3 Las Vegas was able to secure its 8th straight win behind a solid pitching performance from Matt Bowman who went 5 innings allowing one run on two hits and two walks striking out one. Bowman’s sinking fastball was on its A game last night as he recorded ten outs via the ground ball. Lefty Duane Below worked 2.1 scoreless innings in relief dropping his...
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Mets Minor League Recap: Nimmo Collects Two Hits, Survives Injury Scare

It was light on the Minor League schedule with both Las Vegas and Savannah having off days but that didn’t keep the Mets from getting a serious injury scare. I was the at the game and what seemed like a harmless double to left center field before it resulted in Brandon Nimmo leaving the field with the help of trainers. He was in visible pain and walking gingerly which they are...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Nimmo Leaves Game With Right Knee Injury (Updated)

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo was injured this evening in Portland during the B-Mets vs. SeaDogs game. Nimmo, a first round pick in 2011, was injured during an awkward slide into second base legging out a double and had to be helped off the field. It looked like a serious leg injury and Nimmo was in agonizing pain. Nimmo was batting .270 for Binghamton with three doubles...
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Brandon Nimmo Leaves Game With Right Knee Injury

Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo was injured this evening in Portland during the B-Mets vs. SeaDogs game. Nimmo, a first round pick in 2011, was injured during an awkward slide into second base legging out a double and had to be helped off the field. It looked like a serious leg injury. Nimmo was batting .270 for Binghamton with three doubles, two homers and six RBI in 70 at...
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Mets Minor League Recap 4/21: Nimmo Delivers Game Winning Hit, Herrera Homers

Fresno 8, Las Vegas 4 Matt Bowman struggled to his 3rd loss to open the season allowing six runs on ten hits over four innings of work. Matt now has a 10.93 ERA on the season and has given up five homeruns in only 14 innings. The 51′s could muster only five hits on the night and Dilson Herrera had three of them, 1B, 2B, and his first homerun of the season. Herrera also had two...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Champ Stuart could be a special leadoff hitter

Champ Stuart was drafted by the Mets in 2013.  He was an interesting prospect in that he had tremendous physical gifts, but he also came with limited baseball experience.  He struck many people as being similar to the Brandon Nimmo who had been raised in Wyoming.  Stuart’s origins are a little warmer.  What is it that makes this young outfielder from the Bahamas so special...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Mets pitching prospects to watch in 2015

This week not only marked the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, but the start of all full-season Minor League Baseball leagues as well.  That means the folks in Las Vegas, Binghamton, St. Lucie, and Savannah were all treated to the familiar sounds of summer. In 2014, the Mets had the best organizational winning percentage (MLB and all MiLB teams combined) in all of...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nimmo and Cecchini Among First Round Of Cuts

The team has announced that OF Brandon Nimmo, SS Gavin Cecchini and C Xorge Carrillo were reassigned to minor league camp today. Nothing surprising here, the big exodus will occur after the weekend when they’ll reduce camp from about 55 players to 40 or less. Nimmo was hitless in four at-bats and missed nine games with a jammed thumb. Cecchini and Carrillo impressed this Spring...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s so special about Brandon Nimmo?

Brandon Nimmo is not a household name. His Twitter account @You_Found_Nimmo doesn’t have millions of followers. And in his first call-up to Double-A, he struggled by hitting .238 with a decent .338 OBP. Nothing special, right? So why is it that passionate Mets fans hate a move to bring in 36-year-old right fielder Michael Cuddyer, when Nimmo is still seemingly a few years away...
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
March 01, 2015  |  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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February 12, 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...
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...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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