MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon: Nimmo talks Double-A & Granderson

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…


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17 comments
sandybgone
sandybgone

We will know how good he will be when he plays in the majors

sickofit
sickofit

Nimmo looks like another Billy Beane to me. Maybe he'll make a good GM someday.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

wait a second...i could have sworn this guy was a bust....


funny what happens people allow a kid to grow...

shoes
shoes

His .213 BA is better than CY's .199.

Andrew Vazzano
Andrew Vazzano moderator

Are you confident in Brandon Nimmo's talent?

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

I'm really liking Nimmo.  He's started to get hotter in AA as he's getting acclimated.  He's getting close enough to the point where if he does make the adjustments and starts mashing AA by the end of the year, he may absolutely be legit.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Nice upbeat comment on Granderson's positive influence. Not all veterans are as helpful. Granderson's presence in the clubhouse is a plus for the club.

dannym28
dannym28

he got about as many walks as ks in AA. Hes seeing the ball so the hits will come. 

mets1973
mets1973

He has a tendency to start slowly and then make rapid progress with the bat. He seems to be a very level headed young man who is learning what it takes to be a major leaguer.

jose_who
jose_who

@Andrew Vazzano Yes. He's really starting to put it together.  His numbers before his promotion were very impressive.

foophilly
foophilly

I think he was hitting like .150 after his first couple of weeks in AA. So he's definintely getting more used to the league now.

jose_who
jose_who

@jenkins HE'S 21! Jeez... Drafted from a state where there was NO HS BALL. He's progressing about the way most expected him to.