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Mets 101 Seven in Seven: Top Mets Prospects #7-OF Brandon Nimmo

February 9th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
By Mike Phillips

Mets 101's Seven in Series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one over the course of a week. This week marks our final countdown of the offseason as the Mets begin spring training on Saturday, and we will continue our annual tradition by ranking the top seven Mets' prospects in the farm system. We kick off our countdown today with a look at the seventh best prospect in the Mets' farm system, outfielder Brandon Nimmo.

7) OF Brandon Nimmo

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Acquired: Drafted with the 13th Overall Pick of the 2011 MLB Draft.

History: Nimmo has been a regular presence on the Mets 101 top prospect list, having checked in at #4 last season. While Nimmo was Alderson's first draft pick as general manager, he entered the Mets' system as an extremely raw prospect due to not having played high school baseball in Wyoming. Nimmo's development has been slow, but he did hit a high mark last season when he was selected to the All Star Future's Game at Citi Field. 

Nimmo spent his 2013 campaign as a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats, and he posted very similar numbers to his previous season in Brooklyn. Nimmo hit .273 with two home runs and 40 RBI's in 110 games for Savannah, a solid campaign but one that didn't offer a lot of improvement from the Cyclones. Nimmo's power is developing slowly, as he has only hit two home runs, but he did club 16 doubles and six triples as a sign of his power potential. Nimmo also increased his on base percentage to .397, a strong figure, but he did strike out 131 times last season.

Pros: Potential Five Tool Player, Speed, Good Eye at Plate, Solid Defender

Cons: Raw, Needs to Cut Down on Strikeouts, Power Needs to Develop

Major League ETA: 2015

Nimmo will likely begin his 2014 campaign with a trip to High-A Port St. Lucie, a proving ground for most top prospects. Nimmo is now entering his age 21 season, a year that should see him begin to make a push to reach the major leagues. Nimmo has fallen down the prospects list a bit due to the emergence of several pitchers as well as a slow development for himself, but 2014 is a critical year for Nimmo's development. 

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Just because the Super Bowl left NY/NJ it doesn't mean the NFL action is over. Come see the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Liberty Science Center see jerseys worn by legends, make the tough call under the hood, try on equipment and get immersed into football like never before.

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