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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Third baseman J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets makes a catch after almost colliding with shortstop Amed Rosario #1 on a ball off the bat of Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Third baseman J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets makes a catch after almost colliding with shortstop Amed Rosario #1 on a ball off the bat of Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 29: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets makes the catch for the out on a hit by Jesse Winker of the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning at Citi Field on April 29, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brandon Nimmo

Everybody’s favorite happy-go-lucky lefty may soon see the minor leagues again. Brandon Nimmo is not having a productive year and a lot of it has to do with fundamentals—or so it would appear.

Nimmo is striking out a lot. When he does make contact, he’s not getting hits either. We’re witnessing the worst of him. A temporary layoff and demotion to Triple-A may soon call him.

Around this time last year, Nimmo was already showing off how much he deserved a more regular role with the Mets. The team was beginning to decline from the hot start, but Nimmo was one of the offensive weapons the team could count on. It hasn’t been the case at all this year. From the start, he has been inconsistent and one of the team’s worst bats.

Nimmo is young and a trip to the minor leagues may actually help him in the long-run. On a similar note, the Mets cannot afford to let him play regularly and not meet the standards set for a major league player.

Nimmo looks like anything but a big league player this year. Unlike last year where he was among the leaders in OBP, Nimmo not getting on base nearly as much. He’s still getting his walks at times. Without a decent batting average to pair with it, his overall numbers are suffering.

When the year began, many of us hoped to see Nimmo continue to set the table. It looked like he was well on his way to becoming this team’s leadoff hitter for the length of the season. Soon, he may be getting those hacks in against Triple-A arms.

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