Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:11 pm

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Welcome back, Ash. Hope you're alright.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Thank you..I dropped 13 pounds in seven days..My sugar went to 485 and I got saturated....Feeling better

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Whereas Rubin reports Nimmo added weight. Or something. Don't tell Chass.

Definitely stronger. Spent winter at IMG Academy in FL
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He looks terrific and cut....now hit!

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:08 pm

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The guy is hitting .600, Ash. It's March 6.

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Ceetar » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:38 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:Whereas Rubin reports Nimmo added weight. Or something. Don't tell Chass.

Definitely stronger. Spent winter at IMG Academy in FL


So he's now an HTML tag?
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Have we back at the point where a guy can report to spring training bigger and stronger than before without us having to wonder what might be in his urine?

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:Have we back at the point where a guy can report to spring training bigger and stronger than before without us having to wonder what might be in his urine?


No. I just hope he's not picking the clinics that A-Rod picks.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:54 pm

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When dudes are getting stronger at 20, it's pretty consistent with their peer group.

Asides, minor leaguers have a lot tougher time evading testing scrutiny.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:26 pm

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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From Rubin: Brandon Nimmo chills with Andrew McCutchen, could be more Captainy in his praise toward his elders.

“Cutch doesn’t act like an NL MVP at all,” Nimmo said. “He’s a very down-to-earth guy. He’s very much like [Curtis] Granderson, where any questions that I had he would answer them, and anything that I needed he would come right to me and be honest with me. It was just awesome to be around that kind of guy and understand what kind of work ethic will get you there.”


Also, the kid is bulked up, explaining PEDs are totally the way to go if you want to achieve results fast. No, of course not that.

“They put 20 pounds on me,” said Nimmo, a 6-foot-3 outfielder from Wyoming. “And it was really good muscle. None of it was bad weight. I had a nutritionist watching what I was eating. We just did it the right way. And I felt like that was what I needed. I felt like I needed to move on and train a little bit more like a professional. Obviously now you see the results of that physically.”
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby G-Fafif » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:36 am

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Hot start at PSL, reports Mets minor league maven Toby Hyde: 3-for-5 last night; .406/.525/.563 w/ 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 BB in first nine games of the high-A season.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:22 pm

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The 8 walks vs just 10 Ks is an impressive ratio (SSS alert at always)
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:37 pm

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The Billy Beane of Baseball: .388 / .488 / .507 // .995.

He's just making it all look silly right now in St. Loo. Only five of the 26 hits have gone for extra bases, but it would be real miserly to complain about that sort of thing at this moment.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Nimmo didn't get on base Monday night, reducing his OBP to a mere .489. Slugging is only .441, but I'm sure he's earning bonuses on whatever scale the organization rewards its youngsters for not swinging too much.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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His stretch so far in PSL has been so hot that I have to fight the urge to look up his stats on a daily basis, something that's fun to do but ultimately not always the best way to follow a prospect's progress.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:12 pm

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Promoted on the heels of his FSL All-Star season to date.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Frayed Knot » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:29 am

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Giving Brandon his six-week check-up at AA:

Low BA so far, just .208 although had been below .200 for a chunk of his time there ... BUT
- the ridiculous walk rates are still there: his .331 OBA out of that .208 BA is about double the clip a normal hitter draws walks
- the power, if anything, has gotten better: 11 of his 25 hits at the AA level have gone for XBs and he already has more HRs in Bingo in 1/2 the number of PAs compared to Port St Lucie
- and his K-rates are about 1/3 lower than in 2013
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby themetfairy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:55 am

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Last night Nimmo had a hit and a walk and scored twice. Normally that would be a great night of baseball, but during the slugfest in Trenton it was simply a nice contribution to a 10-7 win.

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He and Thunder first baseman Peter O'Brien shared a laugh after Nimmo reached first on a single.

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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Frayed Knot wrote:Giving Brandon his six-week check-up at AA:

Low BA so far, just .208 although had been below .200 for a chunk of his time there ... BUT
- the ridiculous walk rates are still there: his .331 OBA out of that .208 BA is about double the clip a normal hitter draws walks
- the power, if anything, has gotten better: 11 of his 25 hits at the AA level have gone for XBs and he already has more HRs in Bingo in 1/2 the number of PAs compared to Port St Lucie
- and his K-rates are about 1/3 lower than in 2013


Last checked in in late July to find Nimmo off to a slow start in his AA stint.
Last 28 days (95 PAs): .296/.394/.457

Advance and adjust, then repeat as often as necessary.
Is playing his way into a possible 2015 ML debut. Not on Opening Day, I don't suspect, and too early to say at what point in the year or whether as a full-timer or just a fill-in w/an eye more towards 2016.
But it's a good pace for a guy who won't turn 22 until just before opening day.

For comparison purposes, Wright made his debut at 21 + 217 days, and with just under 400 games/1,700 PAs in the minors [91/406 in 'upper' minors (AA & AAA)]
NImmo, barring injuries, will end this year at about 340 games/1,450 PAs and, projecting to let's say Aug 1st of '15, will have closer to 450/1,800 under his belt and will be approx 9 months older than Sugarpants
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Frayed Knot wrote:But it's a good pace for a guy who won't turn 22 until just before opening day.


Yeah, but there's a 28th birthday in his future.

I think, barring something exceptional happening, we're not likely to see many rookie prospects making Opening Day debuts. That delay-free-agency/delay-arbitration thing seems to be standard practice now, at least with the current Mets management. (I expect many other teams are doing this too?)

Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:04 pm

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Well, it's probably more standard that the high-end prospects won't see opening day, but if the Eric Campbells win a job in camp, bam! it's theirs.

But lookie d'Arnaud, he got to start the season. If you get September, you get April too, I guess.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Brandon headed for the Arizona Fall League.
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Re: Adopted: Brandon Nimmo

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Named this year's Sterling Award winner for St. Lucie.
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