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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