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Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2015, #3: Brandon Nimmo

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The highest-profile hitter in the Mets system stamped his ticket as a major league talent last summer and appears to be on the verge of his Queens debut in 2015.

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Selected by the New York Mets in the first round (13th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Cheyenne East (Wyo.) High School.

2014 Statistics:

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Greg says:

"Nimmo broke out in a big way in 2014, earning a mid-season promotion to Binghamton after leading the Florida State League in on-base percentage and finishing second in OPS. He struggled a bit after his promotion but still managed to finish at .238/.339/.396 against largely older competition. Surprisingly, he hit for more power after his promotion, posting a .158 isolated slugging in Binghamton versus .137 in High-A.

"The most important takeaways from his season were an improved ability to make contact (the strikeout rate came down firmly under 20%), an increase in power (10 home runs in 2014 after just two in 2013), and positive reports about his ability to stick in center in the near-term. On the flip side, he continued to struggle against lefties to the tune of just .232/.347/.317. That said, when I watched him against left-handed pitching he did not appear overmatched and was able to make some solid contact. Looking ahead, I might take the conservative approach and send Nimmo back to Double-A to consolidate some of the gains he made last year, but I wouldn't be surprised if this front office gives him the aggressive assignment to Vegas to start the year."