Mets season in review: Brandon Nimmo
I’ve never seen a man as happy to be playing baseball as Brandon Nimmo.
That smile could bring joy to even the most pessimistic of Mets fans. Considering he’s been up and down so many times, it can be easy to get discouraged. But not Nimmo. He competes every single time he’s called upon. Which is exactly what the Mets need in that clubhouse next season and beyond. The first time he was called up was in 2016. In 32 games he managed to sustain an average of .274. A small sample size of course. But it’s definitely encouraging. And the kind of average that makes managers give a second look when it’s time to call guys off the bench.
But what I love most about Nimmo is his attitude. He reminds me of a Curtis Granderson type player in more ways than one. Grandy always showed up like a ray of sunshine. You get that exact same sense from Nimmo as well. I mean, this is the guy that runs down the first baseline when he draws a walk. So let’s take a look at how the rest of his season stacked up.