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Ranking the 3 biggest Mets All-Star game snubs

Jul 4, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (99) throws a
Jul 4, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (99) throws a / David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo isn't having the typical Brandon Nimmo year. First and foremost, he's stayed on the field. He's played in 79 of the Mets first 87 games, and that includes some missed on the COVID IL. His durability has allowed the baseball world to finally appreciate how good he has been for a while now.

Nimmo has also been more aggressive than he has been in years past. His swing rate is at 46.1%, the highest it's been since 2016. His aggressiveness is up, and so is his hard contact as he's hitting the ball harder than he ever has.

Nimmo has slashed .271/.356/.438 with eight home runs and 32 RBI. While he might not have the .400 OBP he usually does, he's done a lot of damage with the pitches he's been given to hit.

Nimmo is fifth among National League outfielders with a 130 WRC+, trailing Mookie Betts, Juan Soto, Kyle Schwarber, and Starling Marte who are all all-stars.

Nimmo ranks second with a 2.9 fWAR among National League outfielders and 11th in the National League as a whole. Nine of the eleven ahead of him are all-stars.

Nimmo has been elite with the bat and also his glove. He ranks in the 92nd percentile in outs above average. His all-star play has been a big reason the Mets have been as good as they are and he deserves to be in Los Angeles next week.

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