Posted by Thomas Brennan at 9:40 AM
.401 by Tom Brennan
OK, it's not a full season, but the surging Brandon Nimmo, in his time in the minors since June rolled around, is 85 for 212. That's .40094339622 on my desk calculator; I'll round it to .401.
Impressive, no matter how many decimal places, as he has rocketed to a league leading .355, 10 points ahead of TJ Rivera, with just a few games left. And over that 212 at bat stretch, Nimmo has 13 doubles, 4 triples, and 9 homers, also impressive. Over those 51 games, he added 23 walks, too.
I guess we'll see both gents in Flushing very soon.
The Gavin Cecchini experiment is on, with a flawless first game at 2B. He may be our opening day 2B next year - sorry, Neil.
Phil Evans went 2-5 and sits at .331 in AA, trying to get enough at bats to qualify for the batting title there.
Amed Rosario has less AA at bats than him, but quite a few now, and his 4-5 night pushed him up to .335 in AA.
Chris Flexen was pulled after 5 no hit innings for St Lucie - nice. In his prior start, he also threw 5 scoreless but allowed 3 hits in that one.
Paul Sewald recorded his 18th save for Vegas, and lowered his ERA to a terrific-for-Vegas 3.34. Hope to see him join the Mets next week - he has earned it with a great minor league relief career.
Andres Giminez's season in the DSL is over but the highly touted 17 year old struck out only 22 times in over 260 plate appearances, and went .350/.469/.523. Another SS of apparently great promise, perhaps by 2020.
Happy Labor Day weekend, folks.