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Brandon Nimmo promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas

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The Mets' top outfield prospect is one step closer to the big leagues.

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The Mets have promoted Brandon Nimmo from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. Nimmo had been batting .279/.354/.368 with the Mets' Double-A affiliate this year in 68 games played.

Nimmo, the #2 prospect on Amazin' Avenue's mid-season prospect rankings (now the top minor leaguer after Michael Conforto's promotion), has been with the Binghamton Mets the entire 2015 season after being promoted halfway through the 2014 campaign. Some thought the young outfield prospect had a chance to make the majors sometime this season, but a knee injury early in May landed him on the disabled list for a few weeks and likely ended his chances for a 2015 sighting in Flushing.

Amazin' Avenue's Lukas Vlahos gave this outlook on Nimmo:

"Nimmo's knee injury definitely threw a wrench in his 2015 season, likely ruining any chance he had for a late season cameo. While his performance in Double-A has actually been slightly better this season, it's based more in a high BABIP than the improved power he demonstrated last season. I still think there's more with Nimmo (as do two of the major prospect outlets that had him in their top 50), but the clock is starting to tick a little more loudly."

Nimmo was drafted by the Mets with the 13th overall pick of the 2011 MLB amateur draft out of East HS in Cheyenne, Wyoming.