Brandon Nimmo's .450 OBP would lead the National League, but he doesn't yet have enough at-bats to qualify. But with Nimmo becoming a staple at the top of the Mets' lineup, him not qualifying should change soon.
Nimmo's 4-for-4 night on Thursday against the Brewers lifted his batting average to .294. He has reached base in his last eight plate appearances, is slugging .541, has three HR and four triples, and has been cutting down his strikeouts -- with just two over his last four games.
"That's my job, that's what I'm supposed to do," Nimmo said after Thursday night's game. "I'm just glad I've been able to create some traffic for (Asdrubal Cabrera) behind me. He's really been carrying this offense for a while now and to be able to give him some more opportunities than just one in the game is really beneficial for him and for our team."
Along with going 4-for-4 on Thursday, Nimmo also drew a walk, which he is doing in 17.4 percent of his plate appearances this season.
"The extra-base hits now are coming," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after Thursday's game. "When you have a guy that can be as patient as he can be, and walk, and then also hit extra-base hits, that turns into a really valuable player."