Brandon Nimmo is a great lead off hitter

Brandon Nimmo is a great lead off hitter

by Brian Erni May 25, 2018 0 Comments

Brandon Nimmo is slowly but surely becoming of one the game's premier lead off hitters.

Huh, who would have thought that? Oh, right...me.

On Thursday, Nimmo went 4-for-4 to up his 2018 slash line to .294/.450/.541. That OBP would be tops in baseball if Brandon had enough plate appearances to qualify. Who is currently atop that list? Oh, just some dude named Mike Trout (.443).

Nimmo's plate discipline is off the charts, and that certainly helps him work his way through any struggles he may have at the plate. But with some much talk about his eye we sometimes forget about his actual prowess when swinging the bat. Nimmo showed quick hands inside on both of Thursday's extra base hits. And even though his lefty slash line (.190/.320/.238) leaves plenty to be desired, the more exposure he has gotten against southpaws of late can only help. 

The Mets need their offense to start clicking in they're going to make a true run at this thing, and the big bats eventual return to the lineup should help. But when they do, Nimmo should stay right where he is atop the order.

Photo credit: Associated Press




Brian Erni
Brian Erni

Author




Also in The 7 Line Blog

Did Pete Alonso Just Announce That The Black Mets Jerseys Are Coming Back?
Did Pete Alonso Just Announce That The Black Mets Jerseys Are Coming Back?

by Darren Meenan January 20, 2021 0 Comments

Late last night Pete Alonso sprinkled a little pixie dust in the eyes of those clamoring for the Mets to bring back the black jerseys in 2021. Distractions are needed right now, and if a piece of fabric can do that for people, have at it. 

Read More

Steve Cohen Swiftly Fires GM Jared Porter For Harassing Reporter
Steve Cohen Swiftly Fires GM Jared Porter For Harassing Reporter

by Tim Reilly January 19, 2021 0 Comments

After a report revealed GM Jared Porter sexually harassed a reporter five years ago via text message, the Mets have decided to terminate Porter's contract. 

Read More

Steve Cohen Wants YOUR Help Making Citi Field Changes
Steve Cohen Wants YOUR Help Making Citi Field Changes

by Tim Reilly January 14, 2021 0 Comments

The next upgrade Steve Cohen wants to make has nothing to do with the roster. Cohen has his sights set on Citi Field, and he wants to hear from fans on what should be done.

Read More

.video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; }