Tuesday in Short-Season Ball. Brandon Nimmo is Hot.

SSA: Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 4, @ Brooklyn Cyclones 1

CF Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-4 with a double, his seventh. After a slow start in his first 10 games .152/.391/.212, Nimmo is crushing the ball in his last 18 contests: .299/.392/.493 with five doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 walks against 17 strikeouts.
That’s really better, much better than I thought he would hit in the New York Penn League this year. I got unsolicited notes about 1. how far he hit his double on Tuesday and 2. other hard-hit balls that turned into outs. There are lots of times I will caution against unreasonable enthusiasm about a prospect. This is not one of those times. Mets fans should be very excited about Nimmo’s work the last three weeks.

Julian Hilario: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.

 


R: @ Kingsport Mets 4, Bristol White Sox 3 
Much more on the K-Mets coming shortly.