Brandon Nimmo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/27/1993 (28)
Brandon Nimmo Season Stats
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Brandon Nimmo News
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo started swinging a bat again on Sunday. Nimmo has been sidelined since May 5th with a finger injury. It doesn't sound like the Mets will rush to get the outfielder back in the lineup. Through 21 games, Nimmo was batting .318 with one home run and eight RBI. Fantasy Managers should be aware that the 28-year-old will not be back playing for New York anytime soon.
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (finger), working his way back from a left index finger contusion, is only taking dry swings with a bat thus far. Nimmo is not yet hitting an actual baseball. Nimmo has been on the 10-day injured list since May 4. He was initially eligible to come off the IL on May 14, but the return was delayed when he felt pain during a rehab assignment in early May with Triple-A affiliate Syracuse. Given this news which reveals his return is inching along very slowly, it is likely Nimmo won't be ready to return to the Mets until late June, at the earliest. Once he eventually returns, Nimmo should continue to perform as a top-tier place setter with a solid batting average and an elite on-base percentage. Fantasy managers with IL spots should remain patient and continue to roster Nimmo. In the meantime, Kevin Pillar will continue to get most of the playing time in centerfield for the Mets during Nimmo's absence.
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (finger) has been on the 10-day injured list with a left index finger contusion since May 4. He was initially eligible to come off the IL on May 14, but the return was delayed when he felt pain during a rehab assignment earlier this month with Triple-A affiliate Syracuse. It was revealed on Saturday that Nimmo's finger bruise is actually a nerve issue that has hampered his return. Nimmo is waiting for the pain to subside before once again swinging a bat. The Mets are being cautious with Nimmo and, as a result, it is likely he won't be ready to return to the Mets until early June. Once he eventually returns, Nimmo should continue to perform as a top-tier place setter with a solid batting average and an elite on-base percentage. Unfortunately, it appears this will take longer than originally anticipated. Fantasy managers with IL spots should remain patient and continue to roster Nimmo.
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo followed up a lackluster 2019 campaign, due to a neck injury, with a solid 2020 performance. In 225 plate appearances, Nimmo posted a .280/.404/.484 line with eight home runs and 18 RBI (which translated to an 18-20 HR, 50 RBI campaign over a full 162-game slate). Looking closely at his 2020 numbers, Nimmo continued his decline in underlying power metrics including overall launch angle, hard-hit rate, and exit velocity. Nimmo also saw a sharp drop in flyball rate down to 16.1% from 28% in 2019, suggesting 2021 HR regression. Alternatively, Nimmo's strikeout and barrel rate both increased, and his walk rate remained elite. These factors, coupled with a sharp increase in groundball rate, slight increase in line drive rate, and consistency in his exit velocity on FB/LD (92.3 mph), suggest continued solid batting average and elite on-base performances for 2021. If Nimmo opens 2021 as the Mets starting centerfielder batting leadoff, he will have a tremendous opportunity to post high run totals in a loaded lineup, given his on-base acumen. While his sprint speed of 28 ft/sec is in MLB's 77th percentile, it has not previously translated to steals. As such, notwithstanding his OBP and possibility as the leadoff hitter, expectations for stolen base output must be tempered. With a 258 ADP, managers can select Nimmo in the later rounds for average, elite OBP, runs, and (roughly) 15 HR. Of course, should the Mets acquire a centerfielder, Nimmo may find himself on the short end of a time-share in left field with Dominic Smith if there is no universal designated hitter. Accordingly, Nimmo carries playing time risk. That said, given the low ADP versus potential return, the risk could be worth the reward.