Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:57 pm

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Along with fellow No. 1 picks Gavin Cecchini and Dominic Smith, Brandon was dispatched to minor league camp.

Of top Met picks who eventually debuted in MLB as Mets, Brandon's limping into some notorious territory. A cursory glance down the list indicates nobody drafted first by Mets has waited this long to break in as a Met. Terrence Long was a first-round pick who needed five years, but he wasn't the first Met pick overall in his year, 1994. Alan Zinter, top Met pick of 1989, needed 13 years, but he wasn't a Met by 2002.

Then again, Kirk Presley might still make it, so who knows?
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Ashie62 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:18 pm

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Nimmo may be Shawn Abner.

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:20 pm

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No, I'm pretty sure he's going to be Brandon Nimmo.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Ashie62 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:34 am

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I like Mrs. Nimmo better.

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Happy Birthday Brandon.

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Twenty-three years old. Just over a month younger than my son....
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Your son will be more successful.

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:37 pm

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Stop being a dope.
Nimmo is a just-turned 23 y/o prospect who, while being 2.5 years younger than his peers while in AA and nearly 5 years younger on average to his AAA teammates, was putting up 360+ OBAs in 2015
No one is promised a super-star from each draft choice -- even from 1st round picks -- nor has it been written yet that his chances at a big league career are over.

deGrom's age 22 season consisted of his first six starts in pro baseball, all at Kingsport in the Appalachian Rookie League, which was followed by him going on to miss the next 1+ years with elbow surgery.
Daniel Murphy at that same age was in A-ball, as was Granderson while Harvey was putting up a 4.50 ERA in AA
Stop thinking everyone not on the Harper/Trout timeline is some kind of miserable failure.
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Ashie is the first to toss the last guy over and the first to designate the next guy as the answer. It's his thing.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Mon May 23, 2016 8:33 am

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Just 1 Homerun so far, but his overall numbers are climbing after a slow 2016 start: .289/.361/.416 in 167 PAs with 14 of his 43 hits for XB (10 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR)



(I just wanted to try out the kaboom feature)
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:59 pm

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Brandon's getting his PCL on: .325/.403/.521, five homers, 31 ribbies in 50 games.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:41 am

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Yeah, those footsteps Michael Conforto is hearing just may be from some Wyoming-made cowboy boots.

Now at .330/.405/.530 for the season, which means that since my May 23rd post he's had 23 hits in his last 61 PAs (not ABs, but PAs) including 4 HRs and 11 XBHs in those 23 hits.
And, yeah it's Vegas, but 38% of his hits on the season (25 of 66) are for XBs
Compare all that to Conforto being 4 for 36 in June and 18 for 119 since the end of April.

Gary brought up the idea of farming out Conforto the other day (not specifically mentioning Nimmo but just in general). Keith brushed it aside but at the same time didn't rule it out completely and added that he didn't think such a move would be a soul-destroying maneuver from which a player never recovers. And sooner or later something's got to change somewhere, so when you figure in same position, LH batter, ...

If nothing else, the season for Nimmo thus far continues his pattern of taking some time to adjust to a new level but then adjusting to it quite nicely.
After almost double the number of PAs at Vegas 2016 compared to the partial season there after his 2015 promotion, his current 935 OPS is a sizable jump over last year's 810
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:48 pm

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My boy is about to be a man, replacing Conforto tonight. Mazel tov Brandon!
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby themetfairy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:36 pm

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Your boy bumped mine on the roster :(
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby themetfairy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:50 pm

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The Mets are once again going to be swapping your boy for mine....
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Ashie62 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:40 pm

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Still waitin Nimmo.

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:10 pm

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Is currently flourishing in his first extended big league exposure.
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