Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was snubbed when the All-Star Game reserves were decided, and was snubbed a second time when the five final vote candidates were decided.
Nimmo, who was not on the initial fan ballot because of MLB refusing to adjust once his role changed, is simply one of the best outfielders in the league. And no, despite what some are saying on Twitter, the Mets being awful is not a valid reason for MLB to have snubbed a deserving Nimmo.
As Tim Healey of Newsday pointed out, National League outfielders who are ranked first, third, seventh, eighth, ninth, and 10th, in OPS are all on the All-Star team. Nimmo (.901 OPS) ranks second and is not. Meanwhile, Nimmo's 2.4 WAR is third among all NL outfielders.