Brandon Nimmo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 207 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/27/1993 (29)
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New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quad) is not in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Oakland Athletics. Nimmo appears to just be getting the day off even though he did tweak his left quad on Wednesday against the Brewers. He has appeared in games since then so Saturday just looks to be a day of maintenance for the on-base machine. There's a strong chance that he returns to the Mets' lineup on Sunday. In the meantime, former Athletic Mark Canha will be starting in center field in Nimmo's absence.
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quadriceps) is back in center field and batting leadoff on Friday against the Oakland Athletics and left-hander Cole Irvin. Nimmo won't end up missing much time after he left the game early on Wednesday with left quadriceps tightness, and he's back in the starting lineup after Thursday's off day. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter should be returned to starting lineups in single-year formats on Friday. Against lefty pitchers, Nimmo has been solid, hitting .262 (49-for-187) with five of his 14 home runs against them. In the month of September, he's gone 18-for-72 (.250) with two home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and three stolen bases in 20 games played.
New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quad) will undergo an MRI on Thursday. The left-handed outfielder was pulled from Wednesday's game due to a quad issue. The team took Nimmo out of the game in the first inning as a precaution. The Mets are downplaying the severity of the injury, but want to get an MRI done as a precaution. Fantasy managers should get more information after the results come back after Thursday's exam.
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.