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Brandon Nimmo

Born: 03/27/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 206
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Tall frame, strong and well-developed for a 21-year-old, but with broad shoulders that still allow for some room to fill out.
Evaluator Jeff Moore
Report Date 05/03/2014
Dates Seen 4/5/14, 4/9/14, 4/24/14
Affiliate St. Lucie Mets (High A, Mets)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 Moderate 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Classic left-handed stance with quiet hands and a slight knee bend. Features a short swing, especially for a tall player, with a slight natural uppercut. Not an ultra-quick bat but enough to handle anything but the highest velocity. Has natural ability to put the barrel on the ball and is willing to use the whole field. Hits with a line drive approach and is extremely patient at the plate, even in RBI situations. Hit tool will play up because of patience, which helps him get into hitter's counts.
Power 55 Does not have the premium bat speed needed to generate plus power, but does have good size and strength, a slight uppercut and creates natural backspin to help the ball carry. Still learning how to drive the ball, and his in-game power is limited by his all-fields/line drive approach.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Does not have quick acceleration but runs well under way; long-strider.
Glove 50 Good route runner, makes the most of his speed in the outfield. Can play adequate defense in center field or plus defense on the corners.
Arm 50 Average arm strength. Will play in center or left; below average in right field but won't be a liability.

Nimmo is still figuring out what kind of player he is going to be. He's built like a power hitter but approaches his at-bats like a table-setter, and his game fits that mold. While none of his traditional tools stand out, he does have one premium ability - plate discipline. He refuses to expand the strike zone, even when he has an easy run-producing opportunity. He can be an above-average hitter, but the hit tool will play up because of the plate discipline. He could be a plus on-base player. His defensive profile is still a question, but if he gets on base and provides plus defense in an outfield corner, he could start on a first-division team.

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