Brandon Nimmo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/27/1993 (29)
Brandon Nimmo Season Stats
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Brandon Nimmo News
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (foot) was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Cardinals after fouling a pitch off his foot. He went 1-for-8 with a double across both games before exiting Game 2 early. The severity of Nimmo's foot injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. This season, Nimmo has been solid for fantasy managers, slashing .292/.397/.458 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and 20 runs scored over 33 games in 2022. Stay tuned for further updates.
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo isn't starting the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. Right-hander Charlie Morton is on the mound for Atlanta. The 29-year-old will head to the bench with Travis Jankowski starting in center field and batting leadoff instead. Nimmo is batting .254 with a .369 on-base percentage and three home runs in 85 plate appearances this season. Jankowski, meanwhile, is hitting .318 with a .400 on-base percentage and a pair of stolen bases in 25 plate appearances. He's worth a look as a low-cost DFS sleeper out of the leadoff spot on Tuesday.
New York Mets outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha are not in the Game 1 lineup on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants for the first game of a doubleheader. Both players have been on the COVID-19 list, but the Mets activated Nimmo on Tuesday. It's possible that he'll be back in the starting lineup for Game 2. The 29-year-old hasn't played since last Wednesday. Canha wasn't activated on Tuesday, but he could return as early as Wednesday after going on the COVID-19 list last Friday with Nimmo. Jeff McNeil will continue to play left field and lead off in Game 1 on Tuesday, while Travis Jankowski is back in center field and batting eighth against Giants right-hander Alex Cobb.
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.