2 Mets players who will maintain their hot starts, 1 who won’t

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2) NY Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo will cool off slightly but still produce

Brandon Nimmo is taking his new contract seriously. He’s off to one of the best starts of all on the Mets roster. We definitely shouldn’t expect him to keep up at this exact pace. However, a career-year out of Nimmo isn’t out of the question. If he can hit .300 with an OBP over .400, we have to be thrilled.

Some specifics: Nimmo is slashing .330/.435/.457 with a pair of home runs and 13 RBI. He’s not leading the league in any of the major categories. He is, however, leading the Mets in just about every statistic we’d like him to.

Nimmo is unlikely to challenge for a batting title. His career-high .292 batting average from 2021, a year where he played only 92 games, is proof of that. Nimmo has proven he is a much different hitter from his breakout year in 2018 when he slashed .263/.404/.483 with 80 walks and 140 strikeouts. He has cut down on the Ks over the years and is currently walking more than he strikes out.

The hot start from Nimmo is no fool’s gold. It’s the real deal. Other than having inflated numbers because of only a handful of games being played, he looks on course for exactly what many would’ve expected out of him.

Now among the best center fielders in the game, a monster year at the plate is his chance to make this secret only Mets fans seem to know a more publicly-known fact. Slumps will come. The happiest man in baseball will bounce back from them.