Mets prospect Nimmo swinging hot bat

There's a nice article up with a video for Brandon Nimmo this morning. 

"Outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the Mets' No. 6 prospect, hit his second home run of the season and went 4-for-4 as Class A Advanced St. Lucie defeated Charlotte, 7-3, on Monday.

Nimmo finished a triple short of the cycle. Through 24 games this season, Nimmo is hitting .407 with a .530 on-base percentage. He has five stolen bases and has walked more times (24) than he has struck out (20)."

 

Year Age AgeDif PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 21 -1.7 115 28 37 5 1 2 16 5 24 20 .407 .530 .549 1.080
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/29/2014.

Those are certainly unsustainable gaudy numbers but man are they fun.  I can't help but hope not just because of the Mets future but because of the doubters that this guy continues his meteoric rise and proves those crows wrong. 

I chose to include the AgeDif stat as it's something I haven't really paid attention to.  So not only is Nimmo doing this in a pitcher friendly league but also doing it almost 2 full years younger than the average player in the league. 

Guys we could have a stud in the making.  What makes me think some of this is sustainable is the fact that the guy seems to have been born with incredible patience and pitch recognition.  Those things in my opinion are vital for slump busting that will have to occur at the MLB level.  When the hits aren't falling but you can still get on base?  Your value increases tremendously. 

So let's hope that his hot hand continues but also let's not panic when things inevitably start to slide a little.  Remember this guy is just a kid and a lot is ridding on him.