New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo would be a good fit for the Colorado Rockies
Back in October, we looked at one target from each and every MLB team that the Colorado Rockies should have and Brandon Nimmo was our choice for the New York Mets.
As we said at the time, the Colorado Rockies need quality outfielders. They have a lot of quantity but not a lot of quality. This is why the Rockies have said that they need to improve their offense and, likely, this comes from an outfielder. Nimmo qualifies as that. The problem is that he is frequently injured
In 2021, Nimmo only played in 92 games due to a hamstring strain but he had 17 doubles, eight homers, and 28 RBI with a slash line of .292/.401/.437. That amounted to an OPS+ of 132.
In 2020, Nimmo played in 55 games and he had a slash line of .280/.404/.484 with eight homers and 18 RBI. He had a 145 OPS+. In 2019, Nimmo only played in 69 games due to a bulging disk in his neck but he still hit .221/.375/.407 with an OPS+ of 111.
2018 is the only season where he has played in more than 100 games as he played in 140. He hit .263/.404/.483 with 17 homers, 47 RBI, and he had an OPS+ of 148.
The Cheyenne, Wyoming native grew up a Rockies fan but the injury history (especially playing at altitude) could be an issue. Additionally, he is entering his final year of arbitration so they would only have one year of control with him before he becomes a free agent.
Our trade target series for the Colorado Rockies will continue through the National League East with the Philadelphia Phillies up next.