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Birth Date3-27-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 30 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
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2015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2016 NYN 23 30 78 71 11 18 1 0 1 22 6 20 1 0 0 6 0 0 .254 .321 .310 .253 1.1 -0.3 0.1
Career307871111810122620100600.254.321.310.2531.1-0.30.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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 .000 .250 103 -1.3 0.4 0 0.4 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2011 MTS Rk 7 32 .230 .248 .332 .367 .000 .278 104 -1.1 1.0 0 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2012 BRO A- 69 321 .308 .243 .315 .344 .000 .328 91 16 8.8 0.8 6.5 0.6 26.2 3.4 26.2 3.4
2013 SAV A 110 480 .301 .245 .322 .362 .000 .402 90 20.7 13.5 1 -0.9 2.0 37.3 3.8 37.3 3.8
2014 SLU A+ 62 279 .318 .257 .325 .370 .000 .401 103 17.8 8.2 0.1 -4.3 1.5 27.7 2.4 27.7 2.4
2014 BIN AA 65 279 .258 .261 .325 .396 .000 .283 106 -0.5 7.7 -0.2 -3.6 0.1 7.2 0.4 7.2 0.4
2015 SLU A+ 4 20 .211 .230 .303 .340 .000 .154 101 -1 0.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2015 BIN AA 68 302 .266 .257 .315 .378 .000 .343 101 1.8 8.1 0.1 -2.2 -3.9 6.1 0.4 6.1 0.4
2015 LVG AAA 32 112 .284 .266 .326 .405 .000 .304 111 2.8 3.1 -0.5 3.2 0.9 6.3 1.0 6.3 1.0
2016 NYN MLB 30 78 .253 .242 .310 .390 .260 .340 87 -0.6 2.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2016 LVG AAA 97 444 .304 .273 .339 .419 .269 .411 119 20.4 12.5 -0.3 2.3 2.8 35.3 3.9 35.3 3.9

Statistics For All Levels

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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 KNG Rk 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 .111 .333 .111 .000 .171 -1.0 0.4 -0.1
2011 MTS Rk 32 5 7 0 0 2 4 3 9 0 0 .241 .312 .448 .207 .230 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2012 BRO A- 321 41 66 20 2 6 40 46 78 1 5 .248 .372 .406 .158 .308 26.2 6.5 3.4
2013 SAV A 480 62 108 16 6 2 40 71 131 10 7 .273 .397 .359 .086 .301 37.3 -0.9 3.8
2014 SLU A+ 279 59 73 9 5 4 25 50 51 9 3 .322 .448 .458 .137 .318 27.7 -4.3 2.4
2014 BIN AA 279 38 57 12 4 6 26 36 54 5 1 .237 .339 .396 .158 .258 7.2 -3.6 0.4
2015 LVG AAA 112 19 24 3 1 3 8 18 20 5 4 .264 .393 .418 .154 .284 6.3 3.2 1.0
2015 BIN AA 302 26 75 12 3 2 16 26 55 0 2 .279 .354 .368 .089 .266 6.1 -2.2 0.4
2015 SLU A+ 20 3 2 1 0 0 2 4 3 0 0 .125 .300 .188 .062 .211 -1.0 -0.4 -0.2
2016 LVG AAA 444 72 138 25 8 11 61 46 73 7 8 .352 .423 .541 .189 .304 35.3 2.3 3.9
2016 NYN MLB 78 11 18 1 0 1 6 6 20 0 0 .254 .321 .310 .056 .253 1.1 -0.3 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 333 0.4865 0.4805 0.7813 0.7037 0.2690 0.8509 0.6087 0.2188 0 0.000000
Career3330.48650.48050.78130.70370.2690.85090.60870.218800

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
ISE Baseball

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by NY Mets 11/20/15. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1-13) (Cheyenne East HS, Wyo.). $2.1M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does it seem like the Reds did better in the Bruce trade because of the medical issue? Isn't Dilson Herrera > Brandon Nimmo + Chris Flexen?
(John from NJ)
So I have heard three different stories on who actually failed a medical in the deal. The only stuff I have seem officially reported was Nimmo and Wotell were in the deal, and then it was Herrera/Wotell. Read into that what you will. Personally, yeah I would prefer Herrera to Nimmo, but there isn't a huge difference, and Herrera being limited to 2B could be an issue for some teams (Mets included apparently). (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see in Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo for the Mets?
(Francisco from Georgetown)
Conforto I see being a lot more impactful, though I don't think that is news at this point. Conforto I believe is really a player, I think in a 'long game' type of way he'll be fine. (Adam McInturff)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Mets have in Brandon Nimmo? Will he retire with more WAR than Dilson Herrera?
(Lily from AL)
I think they have a fifth outfielder. My guess is that the team starts 2017 with an outfield corps of one of Bruce or Cespedes (likely Bruce), Granderson, Conforto, Lagares, and Nimmo. He'll be a nice fifth outfielder with some pop and patience, but not a starter. And no, I'm a Herrera backer. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)Which recent Mets draft pick would you take back if you were in charge and time travel was possible?
(Dom Smith from Binghamton)
Okay, okay, fine. I'd take Jose Fernandez over Brandon Nimmo. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Nimmo's success in AAA this year? Can he be a 3 WAR guy?
(Renley from Croatia)
To steal a take from a smart person on Twitter, here's a little food for thought:
Brandon Nimmo, 2016 PCL: .329/.413/.517
Darrell Ceciliani, 2015 PCL: .345/.398/.581
Eric Campbell, career PCL: .328/.443/.507
Now, Nimmo is obviously more of a prospect than those other two guys, and did pretty well for himself at Double-A last year. But the PCL is a fickle and incredibly hitter-friendly environment, so it's often hard to know what's real and what's not. I'm sure Nimmo will see a bit of MLB action at some point this year, but don't set your expectations too high just yet. I think being a 3-WARP player at some point is attainable for him, but he could also settle in as a bench guy. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any reports on Kevin Taylor (StLucie)? MIer the Mets plucked out of the Indy league iirc... currently tearing it up in the FSL.
(Bob from NYC)
I'll see St. Lucie for the first time next month. I covered a lot of the Mets guys in New York Penn League, however, and a few of those guys, like Brandon Nimmo, are rising fast. (Jessica Quiroli)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Scouts seem torn on Dom Smith. What do you think? Is he the mets best position playing prospect?
(Wesley from Ny)
I hate to be a downer, but I've never been a Smith guy. I think the Mets have done a fantastic job building their team overall--as much of a scout and prospect guy as I am, it's important to remember the guys with the rings on their fingers are the ones who win at the MLB level, not have the best farm system.

So I want to first say I love the way the team has been built overall, I love how good they are at scouting pitching (and it shows), and I think that front office and scouting staff is absolutely a championship-caliber group.

However, just my opinion here, I don't think having the title of 'best Mets position prospect' is immensely meaningful when you're competing with Gavin Ceech, Brandon Nimmo, and Desmond Lindsay--I like Lindsay, but he's a prep kid who hasn't played a full pro season, and he's way up there for them. I like Ceech and Nimmo, too, for what they are, but I think in a different system they're probably ranked a little differently, too.

So yes, I will say that Dom is likely their best positional prospect. And yes, he had a better 2015 than I was anticipating. I really didn't like the pick when he was drafted, the makeup (on field makeup) has always kind of bothered me, it's just a real low-energy guy, a dumpy body, a frame I can't see hitting for requisite 1st division power at the position. I do respect the hit tool, I do respect the smooth stroke and the barrel time in the hitting zone. Hell, I'm wrong about plenty--maybe I'm wrong about this one. But count me on the side of 'scouts who lean 'meh' towards Dom' until I see him actually hitting over .300 and taking walks (which he has never done in spades) enough as a 1B only to compensate for a type of power he's never really had.

Oh, and he's hitting at Citi Field. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any draft-able players I should look out for from usually barren states like Alaska?
(Justin from NY)
No Brandon Nimmo's this year, unfortunately. However, the best I got for ya is good ol' Zach Muckenhirn ('Muckenhirn...Muckenhirn...Buehler...Muckenhirn...')-- a left-handed starter from The University of North Dakota.

He's made five starts on the year, posting very strong lines against both USC and Alabama.

Water break everyone! I'm going to hang with these questions past 2pm EST, though. Thanks for coming on strong and supporting my first chat here! Sit tight! (Adam McInturff)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect has the higher offensive ceiling, Bradley Zimmer or Nick Williams?
(BuckyDent from Trenton)
Williams has a higher ceiling than Zimmer, though both are very good hitters. Very different though. Even with his improved approach, Williams is still an aggressive hitter, and should be. It's part of his DNA. He's just learned how to control it. Zimmer, on the other hand, falls into the same profile as big leaguers like Christian Yelich and Nick Markakis and fellow prospects like Austin Meadows and Brandon Nimmo as big guys who don't hit for the big time power you'd expect from them but instead use a patient, balanced approach to be more well-rounded hitters. There's a lot to like with Zimmer. (Jeff Moore)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)If you were not concerned about the ETA, rank these players in a dynasty league: Manuel Margot, Jonathan Singleton, Brandon Nimmo, Rafael Devers and Steven Moya. Why?
(Douglas from a dynasty draft)
Not trying to be difficult, but there really isn't any way to answer this and balance out risk/foor without ETA. If you're asking me in terms of pure upside, let's go Devers, Singleton, Margot, Nimmo, Moya. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Brandon Nimmo showing more power this year, or does he level off around 15 hr per year. Nick Markakis comp, or is there a possibility for more?
(Isaac from Akron)
I wouldn’t expect a ton more, mainly because he doesn’t look to drive the ball like that. He’s going to run into his share because he’s a big, strong kid and he’s leaving the FSL behind (which just kills home runs), but I’d say he levels out around 15 home runs in the bigs. Markakis is actually a good comp, and I think I’ve used that one before. Markakis has consistently been looked at as a disappointment because he didn’t develop the power everyone expected from a guy his size, and the same goes for Nimmo. Once the Orioles gave in and just started batting him leadoff, everyone realized what kind of hitter he was. The same will go for Nimmo. He’s a leadoff hitter in a power hitter’s body, but that’s ok because I think he’ll be a very good one. (Jeff Moore)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brandon Nimmo's progress this year? Does your projection of him change after this past season?
(cburns from Long Island, NY)
I like Nimmo but don't love him. The defense is just okay in center field and the approach is very passive. With that said, it's a solid line-drive stroke and he can live in the gaps when everything is clicking. The move to Double-A certainly exposed some holes in his game, but he should perform better than that when he returns to Binghamton next season. I think he's an average regular at the end of the day. (Ethan Purser)
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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