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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Wild, Nimmo Homers

Steven Matz got his 2nd AAA start and it did not go as well as the first as he walked five hitters and gave up five hits which lead to three runs for Sacramento. Matz got his first AAA loss in the 3-2 game and struggled to locate his fastball but didn’t get any help from the homeplate ump who had a small inconsistent strike zone. Matz did strike out five batters and had good...
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11 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Trades The Mets Should Consider

With an impressive balance of power arms, consistent bats, and major league ready talent, the Mets have a consensus top-five minor league system. They also, at least in my opinion, have a damn good major league team as well. The big club definitely has some holes, though, notably at shortstop, but otherwise there seems to be no huge area of weakness. The rotation will receive is...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets being selectively aggressive with top prospects

The St. Lucie Mets recently announced their 2015 roster, and it is chock-full of exciting prospects. First-rounders outfielder Michael Conforto (2014) and first baseman Dominic Smith (2013) headline a group a position prospects that also includes budding prospect darling shortstop Amed Rosario and third baseman Jhoan Urena, who is gaining some recognition as well. Outfielders Champ...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Reynolds Named Top Rookie, Nimmo Heading To Binghamton

Here are a couple of updates from the one and only Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Former 1st rounder Brandon Nimmo will start begin the season in Double-A Binghamton. Earlier in the offseason, it was speculated by many that Nimmo might start the year in Triple-A Las Vegas. With Matt den Dekker being traded earlier this week, the outfield in Vegas suddenly becomes a big question mark...
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24 days ago  |  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

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! ]]
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

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
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