Projected Role in 2017
It is well-documented that the Mets’ outfield is extremely crowded headed into the 2017 season.
With Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, and Juan Lagares all currently on the roster, it’s difficult to imagine Brandon Nimmo fitting into this very crowded outfield out of Spring Training.
There is every chance that one of those outfielders, most likely Bruce or Granderson, find themselves in a different jersey come Opening Day. As recently as a few weeks ago, it was reported that the Mets and Blue Jays were still discussing both veteran outfielders, which could potentially open up a bench role for Nimmo.
If there is no move and all those outfielders are on the roster when the season begins, then I would expect to see Nimmo begin the season in Triple-A and make his way to the Majors when an injury inevitably happens.
Or, there is the possibility that Nimmo himself is the piece moved by GM Sandy Alderson.