Brandon Nimmo Prepares For His First MLB Opening Day
Tomorrow will be Brandon Nimmo's first Opening Day in the majors. Two days after his 25th birthday, the Cheyenne native will begin the season in the New York Mets starting lineup.
Entering his third MLB season, Nimmo has established himself as a bonafide big leaguer. In Spring Training, he hit .306, slugging 3 home runs and driving in 11 RBI.
“He’s so prepared and he works,” Callaway said. “You get a player like that, and the results are going to come. I am proud of him for the way he goes about his business. He is locked in every pitch, has great at-bats and those are the type players you need to win," Mets manager Mickey Callaway told the New York Post.
With Michael Conforto sidelined by a shoulder injury, Nimmo stands to get the bulk of the playing time in center field. The former first-round pick from Cheyenne East High School played in 69 games for the Mets last year after starting the season at AAA Las Vegas. Nimmo made his major league debut in 2016 and has a .264 batting average in 102 career games.