3 most pleasant surprises of the Mets season so far

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Brandon Nimmo has played like an All Star to start of the season for the Mets

The Mets signed Brandon Nimmo to a seven year deal this past season, and so far that is already paying immediate returns. For a team that desperately needs improvement across the lineup, Nimmo has been the most reliable bat for the team all season long.

Nimmo is hitting .310 in the leadoff spot this season, which easily leads the team. He has consistently gotten on base all season long, and the success of the Mets offense normally depends on how well he is playing. After not being a base stealing threat for most of his career, Nimmo is opening up his game there as well, and is third on the team with three steals.

Where Nimmo has truly shined however has surprisingly been his defense. After being a liability in center field for most of his career, he might earn some significant Gold Glove consideration this season. No matter the occasion, Nimmo always seems to be in the right place at the right time, putting his body on the line on a daily basis to bail out the Mets.

While he has been streaky at times, its scary to think where the Mets would be with Brandon Nimmo this season. For a lineup with so many holes, his ability to get on base has been paramount. Combine that with his much improved defense, and Nimmo has undoubtedly been the team MVP for the Mets so far, and should easily be an All Star if he keeps this pace.