Mets No. 6 prospect Brandon Nimmo posted a perfect night Monday to lead advanced Single-A St. Lucie past Charlotte, 7-3 (MiLB, April 28).
Nimmo went 4-for-4 with a single in the first inning, an RBI double in the third, another single in the fifth and a leadoff home run to start the seventh. This was his second home run of the month, already matching his last season total in all 395 at-bats.
Nimmo is producing at the plate as a result of a hard trained offseason at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
“They attach you to all kinds of monitors there to figure out what you need to work on,” Nimmo said. “It’s very scientific. They tell me what to do to get better and I control the workload. It’s been nice to see the results of that be put into play now.”
The Mets’ first-round pick in 2011 hit .273 with two homers, 40 RBIs, 10 steals and a .397 on-base percentage in 110 games as a South Atlantic League All-Star last season after spending 2012 and 2011 with the Mets’ short-season and Rookie-level affiliates. This season, Nimmo boosted his average from .379 to .407, tying him atop the Florida State League with teammate T.J. Rivera.