2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Brandon Nimmo
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Finding Nemo jokes aside, the Mets did find a potential breakout candidate in Brandon Nimmo . He logged 433 at-bats last year in 140 games with 77 runs, 17 home runs, 47 RBI, nine stolen bases and a .263/.404/.483 slash line. Among qualified hitters, only Mike Trout , Mookie Betts and Joey Votto recorded an on-base percentage better than Nimmo’s. He also finished with an isolated power of .219 with a 15 percent walk rate and 26.2 strikeout percentage.
Nimmo pulled the ball just under 45 percent of the time with a 37.2 hard hit rate and 17.5 home run per fly ball percentage. Although his swinging strike percentage almost reached 10 percent, Nimmo did keep his chase percentage below 20 with a 75.7 contact rate. Since his projections will rely on his numbers so far in the majors, it will be important to note trends from last season when evaluating Nimmo.
According to xSTATS, Nimmo’s expected slash of .257/.399/.444 fully supports his on-base abilities as does his .373 expected...