Brandon Nimmo to open season with Double-A Binghamton
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo will open the season with Double-A Binghamton.
Nimmo, 22, was drafted 13th overall by the Mets in the 2011 draft.
Nimmo split last season almost evenly between High-A St. Lucie and Binghamton, but was markedly better in St. Lucie, where heÂ hit .322/.448/.458.
After getting promoted to Binghamton during the middle of the year, Nimmo hitÂ .238/.339 OBP/.396 SLG.
Nimmo was in big league camp with the Mets earlier this Spring but was sent to minor league camp shortly after injuring his thumb.
It would’ve been nice for Nimmo to start the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, simply because the Mets don’t have any legitimate prospects currently set to patrol the outfield there.
However, Nimmo didn’t come close to mastering Double-A last season, so another few months there before a promotion to Las Vegas won’t hurt.
With Matt den Dekker having recently been traded, it’s feasible that Nimmo would get the call this summer in the event one of the Mets’ starting outfielders goes down with an injury.
It’s doubtful the Mets would call Nimmo up to be a bench player, and that’s something they really shouldn’t be considering anyway.
However, if the Mets need a long-term fill in at some point during 2015, Nimmo could be the guy.
Nimmo is a natural center fielder but will almost certainly wind up in one of the corner outfield spots when he’s ready to make the jump to the Mets on a full time basis.
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