Nimmo not phased by high expectations

By Travis Eldridge

June 23, 2014 Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 11:21 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Recently called-up Binghamton Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has a boatload of expectations that follow him wherever he goes.

He was picked in the first round of the 2011 draft, and is ranked one of the top six prospects in the Mets organization.

Since being called up to the B-Mets though, Nimmo has struggled to adjust at the plate.

As of Monday night, he's just 1-13 so far in five games in Double-A, but he has collected six walks over that time span.

Nimmo said he feels the high expectations, but he doesn't let them affect his play.

"You know there are definitely expectations and people are going to say stuff whether you do good or bad," said Nimmo. "But I try not to pay attention to that and focus on what I have to get better at. That's plenty right now. So I'll just focus on what my coaches are telling me, what my older peers are telling me and what I have to work on and we'll just keep our head down and keep to the grindstone and keep pushing."

Nimmo was inserted into the lineup as a pinch hitter in Monday's series opener against Reading. His spot in centerfield was filled by Mets outfielder Juan Lagares, who was making a rehab assignment.

Nimmo said that he and Lagares had the chance to work together during spring training this year. He also hopes he can learn a thing or two from the Mets outfielder.

"Any little pointers he has for me, I'll definitely be all ears and listening," Nimmo said on Monday. "I'm very excited to have him with us. I'll be watching and learning by example."

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