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Birth Date3-27-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age21 years, 4 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 KNG Rk 3 12 .171 .294 .379 .480 .305 .250 103 -1.3 0.4 0 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2011 MTS Rk 7 32 .230 .248 .332 .367 .263 .278 104 -1.1 1.0 0 -0.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2012 BRO A- 69 321 .308 .243 .315 .344 .263 .328 91 16 8.8 0.8 5.1 0.6 26.7 3.3 26.7 3.3
2013 SAV A 110 480 .301 .245 .322 .362 .264 .402 90 20.7 13.5 1 -1.2 2.0 39.5 4.0 39.5 4.0
2014 SLU A+ 62 279 .318 .257 .325 .370 .256 .401 103 17.6 8.2 0.1 -1.5 1.5 26.9 2.6 26.9 2.6
2014 BIN AA 53 228 .272 .261 .326 .398 .261 .284 105 2.7 6.3 -0.2 -2.8 -0.2 6.8 0.4 6.8 0.4

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 MTS Rk 32 5 7 0 0 2 4 3 9 0 0 .241 .312 .448 .207 .230 -0.3 -0.0 -0.0
2011 KNG Rk 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 .111 .333 .111 .000 .171 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2012 BRO A- 321 41 66 20 2 6 40 46 78 1 5 .248 .372 .406 .158 .308 26.7 5.1 3.3
2013 SAV A 480 62 108 16 6 2 40 71 131 10 7 .273 .397 .359 .086 .301 39.5 -1.2 4.0
2014 BIN AA 228 32 46 9 3 6 23 33 45 5 1 .240 .354 .411 .172 .272 6.8 -2.8 0.4
2014 SLU A+ 279 59 73 9 5 4 25 50 51 9 3 .322 .448 .458 .137 .318 26.9 -1.5 2.6

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-09 2013-05-28 Minors 19 0 Left Hand Contusion -

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkBen Carsley2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkCraig Goldstein2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 15-17Jeff Moore2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 8, 2014Sam Miller2014-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 8, 2014Andrew Koo2014-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 8, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 8, 2014Morris Greenberg2014-08-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersBen Murphy2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersIan Lefkowitz2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Trending Prospects and Big LeaguersJared Weiss2014-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 24Jeff Moore2014-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
The 2011 Redraft: Redoing a Deep First RoundBaseball Prospectus2014-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 16Jeff Moore2014-06-17
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMike Gianella2014-06-02
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMauricio Rubio2014-06-02
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewRob McQuown2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 22Jeff Moore2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Brandon NimmoJason Parks2014-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 20Jeff Moore2014-05-21
Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts for May 6, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-05-06
Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts for May 6, 2014Jason Parks2014-05-06
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Re-Introducing the Eyewitness Scouting SeriesJason Parks2014-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: April 29, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-04-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastPatrick Ebert2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastDavid Rawnsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL EastTodd Gold2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 5Zach Mortimer2013-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 4Zach Mortimer2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 22Zach Mortimer2013-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game Recap: On the Surface of the SunJason Parks2013-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster EditionZach Mortimer2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21Zach Mortimer2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 15Zach Mortimer2013-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
Minor League Update: Games of March 29-30Zach Mortimer2013-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessHead Games: David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and What Smart Fans Really WantWill Woods2012-11-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Keeping it LocalJason Parks2012-08-28
Prospect Profile: Michael YnoaHudson Belinsky2012-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Don't You Forget About MeKevin Goldstein2012-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 25Kevin Goldstein2012-06-26
Future Shock Blog: Updated Mock: 1-15Kevin Goldstein2012-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL East Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Notable NRI: NL EastR.J. Anderson2012-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: New York Mets Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-10
Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in FlushingJarrett Seidler2011-12-09
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Brandon Nimmo has to work on the lost in AA?
(Pete from Staten Island)
Learning to drive the ball. Nimmo is going to continue to get underrated because he's built like a middle-of-the-order hitter but doesn't play like one, but that's ok. He's a table-setter, not a run producer. He's going to bat first or second in some good lineups and get on base about 36-37 percent of the time. He's never going to hit a ton of home runs - I'd bet he ends up settling in the 10-15 range per season, but I'd like to see more doubles. It'll come. Remember, he's from freaking Wyoming. He hasn't exactly played a lot of baseball. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the early season success of Brandon Nimmo? Do you see his ceiling possibly as Shin Soo-Choo (but maybe with better defense).....lefty, decent avg, decent power, decent speed, high obp
(Dave from Queens)
I don't see a ceiling quite as high as Choo. I've been low on Nimmo since he signed, as I'm not sold he's going to be a very good hitter. I might be too low on him and perhaps I should construct an article looking at why I'm so low on him. I'm not sold he's anything more than a good 4th OF. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jeff, really enjoy these. What would be a solid comp for Brandon Nimmo? A Shin-Soo Choo type as a leadoff guy with average speed but high on-base, or do you think he can fill out more and be a middle of the order bat eventually? Also, do you think he has present power that he just hasn't learned how to utilize in games yet, or he still needs to put on significant muscle or improve his bat speed.
(Ron Mexico from Cedar Rapids)
Nimmo is a great example of why comps can get us in trouble but why they can also be valuable tools. I've seen Nimmo four times this season already and I'm still not sure who he's going to be like. He has some Choo-ish qualities, most notably his plate discipline. The real question for Nimmo is how much power he develops. I don't see him becoming a middle of the order bat, though he's built like a guy who could be one. He has a leadoff man's game, though, and I think that's where he ends up. I don' know if he's Grady Sizemore, or Choo or a slightly slower Jacoby Ellsbury or what. That's why I won't make a comp on him just yet. At this point, pick a left-handed hitting center fielder with plus plate discipline and you've got a shot to be correct. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Nimmo, Sept 2015 callup, staring CF in 2016. Thoughts ?
(Bart from NYC)
Nimmo is off to a great start, but if he's in the majors before 2016-2017 that would surprise me. Keep in mind, he just turned 21 last month and he hasn't played in the upper minors yet. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Has Montero made any progress on his secondary pitches at Vegas? Also, Brandon Nimmo is RAKING!
(Sean from NY)
I have not seen Montero - this would be a better question for our talented prospect team. I am glad for Brandon Nimmo, but SSS! (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite being a small sample, has Brandon Nimmo significantly elevated his prospect status in the early season?
(Al Harrington from Bucketsville)
I've got a few questions here about players raising their prospect status so far this season. Let me put it this way, and this has nothing to do with Nimmo. If you've raised a prospect's status in your mind after 2 1/2 weeks of a minor league baseball season, you're probably evaluating prospect's wrong. I'm not saying it can't happen, but you have to see something that you hadn't seen before. Has one of his tools changed? Or velocity for a pitcher? Or a new pitch? All of those things can change his "status", but a few weeks of swinging a hot bat don't mean a thing.

It's good to see Nimmo playing and playing well. People just looking at numbers may have diminished his prospect status based on last season, but that was foolish. He's the same player this year he was last year. Good eye at the plate, plus bat-speed, above-average power, good speed. All of those things remain the same. He's a good player and I like him. That's the same too. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on a couple of Mets OF prospects: Cesar Puello and Brandon Nimmo. And yes, Nimmo can stick in center.
(Jason from NY)
Puello's not a big prospect for me. He had a nice season, but I've soured on him over the last couple of years and don't see him profiling as an everyday guy.

I don't necessarily buy the idea that Nimmo's sticking in center field. I didn't like the center field play when I saw him in the NYPL in 2012 and I didn't have glowing reports on the ability in the SAL in 2013. I think he ends up in a corner and could be a solid player, but he's extremely risky. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets have taken high school position players in the first round of the draft for the past three years (Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and Dom Smith). What are your impressions so far in their development? What do you project the ceiling is for each of them? It seems like Dom Smith is the highest touted of the three.
(Kevin from NYC)
I wish that I had an answer for this, but I would have to default to our incredible BP Prospect team. Apologies, but pitchers are more my bag at the minor-league level. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Perfect world projection on Brandon Nimmo? Did last year's smallish sample notably change your opinion on him?
(Brendan from Chicago)
I like the kid, but its not a star package. I can see a major leaguer, but based on what I saw and what I've been able to learn from other sources and scouts, Nimmo might be a tweener type at the end of the day. I wouldn't put him in that box yet, though. He's still raw and has room to improve and refine. (Jason Parks)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)So can Brandon Nimmo play a good CF in the majors and what are legitimate expectations for his bat? Also, are Spurs really going to jettison Van der Vaart? That puts a lot of pressure on Bale to keep the team's quota of eurotrash haircuts.
(AMetsGuy from NYC)
I don't think Nimmo can play a quality anything at the major league level at this point, which is fine because he's a teenager in the NYPL. I think he has a center profile now, but I'm unsure if he will have that same profile in four years when his major league future is upon us. I like his athleticism, so I like his chances to make adjustments and develop the bat. He has a lot of natural pop in that bat. He's a very interesting prospect. I'm not sure what he is yet, but he has a lot of tools to dream on. (Jason Parks)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are fair expectations for someone as raw as Brandon Nimmo?
(Brendan from Chicago)
I don't know if there are fair expectations. He's a wonderful athlete with hitting ability, but he could go in a lot of different directions from where he is right now. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-04-03 12:00:00 (link to chat)What was the reasoning behind the decision to both place Michael Fulmer on the Savannah roster and keep Brandon Nimmo back in extended spring training? Will Fulmer be on a strict innings limit? I'm guessing we will see Nimmo in Brooklyn?
(Nick from Lynbrook, NY)
A lot goes into these decisions, and I always try to remind myself that they're temporary - we can change our minds tomorrow. Furthermore, whatever decisions we make are part of a longer term plan for each individual player. So, the short answer is that these assignments in no way change our expected timetable for either player. However, there are different experiences available that may prove valuable. For instance, Fulmer has the chance to join a staff led by Frank Viola that will have three accomplished college starters in the rotation. That has the potential to be a great developmental experience for him. We have similar thoughts in Brandon's case, but because we haven't made any final decisions yet, I won't share them now...sorry. (Paul DePodesta)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is it about Brandon Nimmo you like? I can't help but see a bust when I think of a kid from that area.
(Matt from Saranac Lake, NY)
So it's impossible for a good player to be from Wyoming? That makes no sense. (Kevin Goldstein)


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