Brandon Tate Nimmo
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 185 lb.
- High School Cheyenne East High School
- Debut June 26, 2016
Brandon Nimmo was a first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft.
Nimmo was the first first-round pick ever from Wyoming, which does not have high school baseball. Brandon had honed his skills in American Legion ball (.569 in 2011 up to the draft) and in showcase events (MVP of one in August 2010 in Chicago, IL). He had a University of Arkansas commitment when the New York Mets chose Brandon with the 13th pick of the 2011 draft. He was the third outfielder taken, following fellow high schooler Bubba Starling and college's George Springer. He was signed by scout Jim Reeves for a reported $2.1 million.
Nimmo made his pro debut that summer with the GCL Mets before being promoted to the Kingsport Mets, hitting .211 with 2 home runs in 10 games between the two clubs. In 2012, he was assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League where he played 69 games as the team's starting centerfielder. He .248/.372/.406, with 20 doubles and 6 homers. Moving to the Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League in 2013, he improved to .273/.397/.359 in 110 games. He only hit 16 doubles and 2 homers, but did have 6 triples and stole 10 bases. He was assigned to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League to start the 2014 season.
On July 8, 2016, he was placed on the disabled list by the Mets with a partially collapsed lung. It was not clear how he had suffered the unusual injury which was revealed when he complained of a shortness of breath after a few days of enduring the pain.
Source: USA Today article on Nimmo
- David Adler: "Sharp eye, approach bolster Nimmo's value: Mets reportedly would prefer not to trade young outfielder", mlb.com, January 21, 2018.