The Brooklyn Cyclones' young leader, 19-year old Brandon Nimmo, is reaching his best form yet in…
Scouting Mets' Prospect Brandon Nimmo
Name: Brandon Nimmo Position: Outfield Team: New York Mets Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 185 Bats/Throws: L/R Events Scouted: New York-Penn League Physical Description Nimmo is an outstanding athlete, and this has been what's fascinated the Mets' organization. He looks like he'll add a few pounds, but what you'll see down the road is a wiry, strong athlete with a lot of spring to his frame. Hitting Most scouts in the industry assumed Nimmo would likely take some time to develop as a hitter because of his background and lack of high level experience. I came away quite impressed with the significant strides Nimmo made as the New York-Penn League season wore on. He's still learning to hit the breaking ball consistently, and as a result the swing and miss stats are a little high right now. What Nimmo did show was a surprisingly advanced idea of the strike zone. He doesn't expand much, and that bodes very well for his development as an average hitter. Power Nimmo's bat is very lively. The ball jumps to the gaps in batting practice and he stays in the middle of the field well. He's still on his front foot a little too often to consistently lift the ball, but he has the liveliness and bat speed to eventually be a 20 home run bat in the big leagues. And, he does already possess very low effort pull power when he squares one up. Speed Nimmo is a 6 runner. This is something he's going to maintain as he matures. His speed will be a featured aspect of his game. Fielding You could make the case for Nimmo as a center fielder, but right now left field looks like a more realistic spot. He'll profile well above average defensively there, and his average arm will play nicely. Nimmo still appears to make some youthful mistakes in the outfield, but in time should be a very high quality defender. Summation There's a lot of things in Nimmo's game that could and most likely will make him a big leaguer. The question will be just how much his bat will progress. His plus athleticism, speed, and defensive abilities will give him tools to fall back on, and he does have the jump off his bat to push him to the big leagues. We'll just have to see what adjustments he makes against higher level pitching, but his plate discipline leads me to believe these are adjustments that he can make.
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