Brandon Nimmo's finding success at the plate with some small adjustments

Apr 8, 2024; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after
Apr 8, 2024; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

There may not have been an individual player who had a better series at Truist Park than New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo, after the Mets took 2 of 3 from the defending NL East Champion Atlanta Braves. Nimmo, who had come into the series struggling offensively since Opening Day, left Atlanta with a .556 AVG with two home runs, five RBI's, to go along with five hits in 10 at-bats.

It was a much-needed breakout series for the star outfielder after many of the Mets top bats have gotten off to slow starts to begin the season. It's interesting to note that Nimmo's success at the plate at this point in the season seems to be coming from him pulling the ball (.429/.429/.1000) rather than going up the middle with his swing (.222/.222/.389). Granted it's a small sample size early on in the season, it's an adjustment that may pay dividends as he has battled his way out of his recent funk.

Brandon Nimmo's bat came alive when the Mets needed it most in Atlanta this week

Nimmo's average exit velocity is also in the 97th percentile (95.5 MPH) and his Expected Weighted On-base Average (xwOBA) is in the 98th percentile (.467) which shows how hot Nimmo's bat has been and also some of the bad luck he's been running into. When looking at those numbers, Nimmo simply just may have needed to start pulling the ball a bit more than he has to start finding the success at the plate he was missing, rather than going up the middle with his swing.

Nimmo has also done a much better job of working the count in his favor which has led to much more positive results at the plate, as opposed to him jumping on the pitcher early on in the count, and falling behind as he had been doing in the first few series' of the season. That has been his bread and butter in previous seasons with his approach and diverting back to that gameplan has also seemed to help get him back on track.

While in baseball you are only as good as your next at-bat, Nimmo has left a lasting impression on Mets fans as to why he is considered one of the best overall outfielders in all of baseball after his offensive performance in Atlanta.