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Three Mets we wish we saw more of during the 2019 season

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 30: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an rbi single scoring Marcus Semien #10 against the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 30: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits an rbi single scoring Marcus Semien #10 against the Seattle Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrates with teammates after scoring on a single by Todd Frazier against the MIlwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Citi Field on April 28, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

 2) Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo has grown to be loved in New York because he is a fan favorite and a good player. He has been solid since making his debut in 2016 and established himself as a great lead-off hitter, especially because of his consistently good OBP.

He had a great year in 2018, hitting a career-high 17 home runs and batting in a career-high 47 runs while slashing .263/.404/.483. Fans were excited about his season-long performance and were optimistic that he would only get better in 2019.

Unfortunately, Nimmo suffered a neck injury and has not played in a game since May 21. Granted, he was not playing well at all before landing on the IL, slashing an unimpressive .200/.344/.323, but I attribute these poor numbers to his injury.

Losing a player like Nimmo for an extensive period of time is not easy for any team but it has been especially difficult for the Mets because of their lack of outfield depth.

This has been an issue all season-long and was constantly brought up in the offseason, as well, even when Nimmo was still healthy. That is why van Wagenen decided to trade for outfielder Keon Broxton, which ended up being a poor decision.

Thankfully, Nimmo has been progressing nicely in his rehab starts and should finally be back with the Mets sometime next week. He is going to be a welcome addition to the team as they push to stay in the playoff race and he will help remedy the problem the Mets have in the outfield.

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