Today marks a special anniversary for the New York Mets.
Back in 2011, the team was nowhere close to postseason contention.
However, they did have an early pick in the MLB Draft.
On June 6 of that year, they selected young outfielder Brandon Nimmo with the 13th overall pick.
Five years later, Nimmo made his MLB debut.
Now, he is the Mets’ everyday center fielder and has become a key contributor for a team with World Series aspirations.
On Twitter, SNY, the TV home of the Mets, celebrated this special anniversary by posting a picture of a young Nimmo at Citi Field for the first time.
12 years ago today, the Mets selected Brandon Nimmo with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. pic.twitter.com/lkWbNTuz9s
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) June 6, 2023
Nimmo made his MLB debut in 2016.
The next year, he became a regular in the Mets lineup.
The veteran outfielder has dealt with his fair share of injury issues over the past several years.
But when healthy, Nimmo has been a consistent force in the Mets lineup.
The 30-year-old was a free agent after the 2022 season, but rejoined the Mets on an eight-year, $162 million contract back in December.
This season, Nimmo has performed quite well at the plate.
Despite having hit just four home runs, the 30-year-old is hitting at a .292 clip with an on-base percentage of .375 and an OPS of .800.
He also has a total of 21 RBI, three stolen bases, a .425 slugging percentage, and an OPS+ of 124.
But it’s already been 12 years since Nimmo was first selected by the Mets and officially began his professional career.
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