|New York Mets|
March 27, 1993 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
Brandon T. Nimmo (born March 27, 1993) is a minor league baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization. He was drafted by the Mets with the thirteenth overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
Baseball America ranked Nimmo among the 50 top prospects for the 2011 draft, at No. 35. In 2010, Nimmo hit .448 with 15 home runs and 34 stolen bases in 70 games for his American Legion club: Post 6. Being from Wyoming, one of only 3 states that does not offer high school baseball, the Mets were forced to scout Nimmo at Legion games and other events. One such event was the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field, where Nimmo was the MVP. Of the 12 players selected from Wyoming high schools in the 45-year history of the draft, the highest pick was pitcher Michael Beaver, whom the Phillies took in 1966 in the sixth round (109th overall). Nimmo was signed as the 13th overall pick in 2011 for $2.1 million at the age of 18 by the New York Mets. This makes Nimmo the highest drafted Wyomingite in that states history. If left unsigned, Nimmo would have attended the University of Arkansas, where he had a verbal commitment.
Nimmo is 6'3" and weighs 185 lbs. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He made his first professional appearance with the Gulf Coast League Mets in 2011.
Nimmo was invited to Spring Training by the Mets and faced Major League pitching. He is currently ranked as the Mets organization's sixth best prospect on the MLB.com prospect list. Nimmo began the season playing outfield for the Class A-Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. On July 30th, Nimmo posted the first four-hit game of his career, falling just a triple short of the cycle, with three runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Cyclones in a 10-5 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Then on August 18th, Nimmo capped a career-high six-RBI night with his second grand slam of the season. Nimmo is the only player in the New York-Penn League with two grand slams this season, his first came on June 30th. Nimmo ended the season batting .248 with 6 home runs and 40 RBI in 266 at bats. Nimmo placed 4th in Doubles and 5th in RBIs for the New York-Penn League.
Nimmo began the season with the Class-A Savannah Sand Gnats and was ranked 4th among Mets prospects. By April 17th, Nimmo was the leading hitter in the South Atlantic League with a .447 batting average. This is in stark contrast to his numbers last season, which saw him hit .248. Nimmo was selected as a SAL mid-season All-Star and was voted into the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. He ended the season batting .273 with 2 home runs and 40 RBI.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)