Mets rookie OF Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-4 in his big-league debut on Sunday.
"To be able to get out there, be able to look around and enjoy being in a triple-deck stadium, playing against the Braves for the Mets, it was a very surreal feeling," Nimmo said after the game. "So, I had fun, but I wish that it would have ended up differently. I could have come through a couple times for us, but it's the first game out of the way and hopefully I can help out a little bit better down the road."
Nimmo entered this season ranked as the organizations's fourth-best prospect, according to MLB.com. He had been hitting .328 with five home runs and 37 RBIs in 63 games with Triple-A Las Vegas before his promotion.
June 27: The kid was hyped up. He's a ball of energy, there is no question about it. He clearly needs to let the game slow down in front of him in order for him to be successful. So, I hope TC gets more at bats these next few days...
June 17: The concern for Nimmo is whether his cautious hitting style will let him survive against big-league pitching. It's fine when in Double-A or the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. But, successful major league veterans might chew him up with off-speed pitches and nibbling the MLB strike zone. We've seen it a million times over the years.
Also, he does not hit with a ton of authority (even during his time in Las Vegas), so - when he does make contact against big-league secondary pitches -- will it be enough to be anything more than a Punch-and-Judy single >> Read more.