4. Brandon Nimmo, OF, 22
Remaining optimistic will be a necessity for those fans experiencing prospect fatigue.
Nimmo, 22, has been in the team’s farm system since 2011 and has seemingly lost some speed, pitting him as an average center fielder. Fans have watched him go from perennial All Star, to impact player, to role player, to utility man, and then finally a bench player.
Still, there is reason to remain optimistic.
When the Mets drafted him out of Wyoming he was a raw kid with little going for him baseball-wise besides for sheer athleticism and determination. He now boasts an advanced approach at the plate, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. He has a tendency to get ahead in counts, and can develop into a solid player if his power returns to form.