Cheyenne, WY (KGWN)- Center Fielder Brandon Nimmo's dad, Ron, tells News Channel 5 he expects his son to be the opening day starter when the Port St. Lucie Mets play against Palm Beach on April 3.
Port St. Lucie is the Mets Class A affiliate, a step up for Nimmo from the Savannah Sand Gnats he played for in 2013. The Sand Gnats are considered a "low-A" team and you could say Port St. Lucie is "high-A."
Nimmo played 110 games in an injury shortened 2013 season. He suffered a bruised hand in April and a strained glute in May, both limiting his action.
Despite the injuries Nimmo was still invited to play in the All-Star Futures game on July 14, part of the MLB All-Star festivities.
Nimmo batted .273 with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .397 with the Sand Gnats in 2013. He had 16 doubles, 6 triples, and 2 home runs to go along with 40 RBIs and 62 runs scored.
The move to Port St. Lucie is a step in the right direction for Nimmo, whose goal along with thousands of other baseball players, is to one day start on a major league roster.
Ron tells his son, in the major leagues, "there's 32 jobs in center field, somebody has to have one."