2018 Stats Projection – Brandon Nimmo

The Mets lineup this year may be saved by Brandon Nimmo. Or Not? Let’s look at the projections:

Brandon Nimmo
Source PA AB H R HR AVG OBP SLG
Baseball Prospectus 592 77.632 76 13 0.246 0.339 0.383
ZiPS 474 96 55 9 0.233 0.33 0.362
Steamer 325 280 67 35 7 0.241 0.333 0.371
ESPN 200 49 23 3 0.245 0.327 0.345
MLB.com 250 62 37 7 0.248 0.347 0.4
Baseball Reference 316 273 72 41 9 0.264 0.356 0.421
Average: 426.75 250.75 70.60533 44.5 8 0.246167 0.338667 0.380333
2017 Stats: 215 177 46 26 5 0.26 0.379 0.418

Brandon Nimmo stole my heart at the Queens Baseball Convention this year. Before the Convention, I was on board trading Nimmo to the Pirates for Harrison or to the Indians for Kipnis. I wanted this solution even knowing that Brandon Nimmo was one of a handful of outfielders on the Mets roster. I was desperate for a better infield.

Nimmo was just amazing in his panel session. He may be the most genuine athlete I’ve ever listened to speak. But can he play?

The answer is pointing towards: yes!

Nimmo posted a ridiculous OBP last year in a small sample size and although the models and projections seeing him regressing. If he can get on base at the .338 average OBP, which isn’t terrible, then why not lead off for the 1-2 months before Conforto comes back? I want to root for Nimmo after hearing him speak and that is clouding my judgment but maybe the Mets need a guy like Nimmo for fans to fall in love with.

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