Mets All-Star No. 4: Outfielder Brandon Nimmo
Brandon Nimmo has been struggling the last week after spraining his wrist on the last homestand, and he is trying to restore some rhythm in his game. But nonetheless, he has done an excellent job getting on base and scoring runs for this team.
But here are Nimmo’s ranks among National League outfielders, and there are usually six or seven that make it to the All-Star team annually. He is sixth with a .779 OPS, fifth with a .271 average, fifth with 31 runs, and tied for sixth with 48 hits, fifth with a .367 on-base percentage, and first with four triples (he actually leads the majors in that category).
So yes, Nimmo has been great offensively, while his defense has been really good too, although his defense won’t show up as much in the All-Star consideration because of the lack of attention that part of the game gets in that particular process.
Nimmo might not be a starter, because the voters are going to put Mookie Betts of the Dodgers and Juan Soto of the Nationals in as shoe-in starters based on shear popularity, and Mike Yastrzemski of the Giants has a better case to start than Nimmo. But potentially making his first All-Star team as a reserve? There’s a real chance of that, as long as he remains consistent in his craft.