Mets Single-A OF prospect Brandon Nimmo was pulled from Tuesday’s game, but returned Wednesday going 1 for 4, with a run scored and a stolen base.
He left Tuesday’s game with a sprained left ankle, but left the field on his own power, according to reporter Adam Rubin (ESPN, May 27).
The organization’s plan is to have Nimmo play a full season at every level, meaning his major-league debut might not come until late 2016, according to reporter Jared Diamond (WSJ, May 20).
However, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told Diamond, if Nimmo keeps playing this well, “He may force our hand. He may jump here quicker than we expected.”
“He’s tearing it up down there right now,” Mets Director of Player Development Dick Scott said on Monday (Press & Sun Bulletin, May 29). “It’s the perfect scenario where you have guys forcing your hand. It almost leaves us no other response than to promote him. “That’s what you want from your players. You want them to push and play well as opposed to playing an entire year and saying, ‘Well let’s send him to the next level just because, kind of a right of passage.’ That’s just not how it works.”