21-year-old Mets OF Brandon Nimmo is batting .213 with four home runs and 11 RBI through his first 25 games in Double-A.
He had been hitting .322 with a .906 OPS with Single-A St. Lucie before being promoted in early June.
Nimmo spent time in big-league camp this past Spring, where he was helped out most by Curtis Granderson, he recently told MetsBlog’s Michael Baron.
“Obviously, I’m an outfielder, and I worked with him and played catch with him everyday,” Nimmo said. “But also, everyday, he came in with a great personality, came and said, ‘Hi,’ to all of us. For someone of his caliber to come in and be so humble, and be so personable and easy to talk to made a big impression on me.”
According to Nimmo, he benefited a lot this past winter spending time working out at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
“I spent about seven weeks there training, and was able to be around guys like Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starlin Castro,” he explained. “Being around those guys taught me what being a major leaguer is about. Plus, I got bigger, stronger, and faster, and I think that always helps in baseball.”
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Baron catches up with Nimmo to talk about his adjustment to Double-A and lessons learned from Granderson and David Wright this past Spring…