Lee Mazzilli was a fine local player for mostly the Mets, starting back about 40 years ago. Nearly 5,000 major league plate appearances, .259/.359/.385. Solid, and fine at getting on base, even if not a spectacular career.
In the minors, Lee was a fine .281/.408/.425 in 1,361 at bats (plus a lot of walks).
Brandon Nimmo in his minor league career has put up similar .285/.389/.421 stats, over 1934 at bats, including his great 2016 season. Lee hit somewhat more homers, but less triples and doubles, per at bat than Nimmo. In the majors, Lee never hit more than 16 homers in a season, so that seems like a bar Nimmo could reach.
Mr. Lee struck out less, and had better speed, reflected in Lee's far superior stolen base results (Nimmo has stolen only 37 of 67 in the minors, while Lee stole 41 once in a year in the majors AND 123 in his 3 early years in the minors over just a 388 game span).
My guess? Nimmo will be more like Joel Youngblood, who was even closer to Nimmo in terms of his minor league stats than Mazzilli. Joel ended up putting up .265/.329/.392 #'s over 4,078 major league plate appearances, with just a Nimmo-like 60 steals in 115 attempts. I'd think Nimmo would be reasonably satisfied with a career like that.
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