Earlier today, the New York Mets officially announced that they are calling up OF Brandon Nimmo from the AAA Las Vegas 51s. To make room on the roster, they have sent the struggling Michael Conforto down to Las Vegas.
Nimmo was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round with the 13th pick of the 2011 MLB Draft from East HS in Cheyenne, WY.
After waiting awhile to sign, Nimmo finally appeared in a Minor League game in mid-August 2011 with the GCL Mets before moving up to the Kingsport Mets a week later.
He began the 2012 with the Brooklyn Cyclones. In his lone season in Brooklyn, Nimmo speared in 69 games, all starts, batting .248 with 20 doubles, 6 homers, 40 RBIs while striking out 78 times. He also drew 46 walks & got hit by pitch 11 times.
Nimmo moved up to Savannah for the 2013 season before splitting the 2014 season with the St. Lucie & Binghamton Mets. He spent the 2014 season in Binghamton under Pedro Lopez, where he won the 2014 Eastern League Championship. Nimmo began the 2015 season with Binghamton before being promoted to Las Vegas, the same day Michael Conforto got promoted. He began the 2016 season in Las Vegas with Wally Backman, where he was hitting .328 with 16 doubles, 7 triples, 5 homers and 37 RBIs.
Nimmo will be the 57th member of the Brooklyn Cyclones to play in the Major Leagues. He will be the 37th to make his debut with the Mets and 38th to play for the Mets.
Nimmo joins Kevin Plawecki as the only other position player of the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones to make the Majors. He joins Matt Bowman, Luis Cessa & Hansel Robles as the 5th member of the 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones to make the Majors.