Monday catch-all thread (9/10/18)

From July 9 to August 4, Brandon Nimmo struck out 31 times in 87 trips to the plate for a 35.6 K%. Unsurprisingly, he hit just .183 in that stretch and on the last day of that period, his season-long OPS, which had been over .900 most of the year, fell to .836 for the campaign. But then Nimmo started making more contact and a few days later he started piling up the hits.

Since August 7, Nimmo has a .415/.541/.723 line. He has 18 runs scored and 12 RBIs in 20 games in that span. Also, he’s fanned just 17 times in 78 PA, for a 21.8 K%. The Mets are 13-7 in Nimmo’s last 20 games played.

11 comments for “Monday catch-all thread (9/10/18)

  1. TexasGusCC
    September 10, 2018 at 2:05 am

    It’s a good thing he snapped out of it. We need a good #7 hitter. SMH

  2. Metsense
    September 10, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Nimmo has been great. I think he serves best as a leadoff batter because of his moderate power and excellent on-base percentage. He also has speed. Presently he has been playing right field but when Cespedes returns he is going to be the center fielder. He has a good attitude, willing to learn, cheap, and a budding star in the league. That is why I think he’s great.

  3. Madman
    September 10, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Nimmo is a ML OFer! But he might not even be an every day OFer. He is not a CFer and while he gets walks he also Ks a lot without a great deal of power. He’s a corner OFer who might be a decent leadoff or #2 hitter. I say play him and Conforto in the corners and go get a good defensive CFer. Jackson shows how much better they play with one and he no longer is a very good CFer.

    • Eraff
      September 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Over a 650 PA year, based on YTD stats, Nimmo would finish w 150 hit/23HR/12 Triples/34 Doubles/150 Hits/85BB…. that’s a Nice hitter with decent power.

      • September 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

        Decent? You’re underselling him.

        Nimmo has a .233 ISO this year. That’s better than Anthony Rendon or Carlos Santana or Freddie Freeman. Power alone he’s in the top 20% of NL hitters and when you add in his patience, he’s got the 5th-highest wOBA of anyone in the NL.

        • Eraff
          September 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

          yes…it’s vastly underselling him based on those numbers.

      • Chris F
        September 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

        I agree. nimmo has definitely changed my opinion. There is more room for me to change, but I have no issue making him the every day RF. I dont like him in CF much, but maybe he can change my mind there too…the arm not so good though.

        • Metsense
          September 10, 2018 at 7:08 pm

          And you will have also your opinion about Jeff McNeil. The next time that we get together, which will be the first time we get together, I’m wagering that you be saying this. The Wager is choice of beverage. I can taste that microbrewery draft beer that you’re going to buy me. Peace

  4. September 10, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The podcast version of my Sunday column –

  5. Pete In Iowa
    September 10, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Never mind “between these dates” or “since this date” — over the course of a 162 game season they are meaningless.
    What does have meaning is that for the entire season Nimmo is hitting .272 with an OBP of .396. He is slugging at a .505 clip giving him an OPS of 901. Given he has produced these numbers in a nearly all-year season, he is well on his way to proving himself to be an above average ML hitter. Add in the fact that he is an adequate to above average defender in a corner OF spot, along with solid base running skills and good speed, not to mention that he hustles all the time.
    Without a doubt one of the best position players on the roster.

    • Mike Walczak
      September 10, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Nimmo is a really good piece to have on our roster.

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