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New York Mets: Three predictions for Brandon Nimmo in 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrates his three run homerun to take a 4-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrates his three run homerun to take a 4-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 14: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets walks to first after being struck by a pitch from Robby Scott #63 of the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on September 14, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Hey now, he’ll be an All-Star

If Nimmo starts the year as I believe he can, with an OBP around .400, OPS around .900, and a batting average around .270, he will be a contender for a spot in the 2020 All-Star game. Many Mets fans thought he should have been selected in 2018, and heavily campaigned for him on social media. This time around, Nimmo’s 2020 All-Star chances should definitely benefit from his immense popularity with Mets fans.

He may not be a contender for a starting spot, with Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Juan Soto likely standing in his way for that honor. However, MLB Network did recently name Nimmo as the 9th best centerfielder in baseball, demonstrating that they clearly believe he is due for a big year in 2020.

Hopefully when the lineups are announced for the All-Star game this July, under the bright lights and warm sky at Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, Nimmo’s name will be among those called. If he gets a chance to sprint to first base on a walk in front of a national TV audience, I’d call that a successful first half of 2020 for him.

To echo what many Mets fans have repeated on Twitter, Nimmo is absolutely NOT a fourth outfielder. With a full season under his belt, I believe he will mold himself into a true star.

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