MLB: Nimmo hires agent Boras

11 January 2022 22:20:26 GMTPlus10
Max Scherzer is another in Scott Boras' stable

The New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo has hired Scott Boras as his new agent, joining Max Scherzer among other Mets players represented by Boras.

The Mets areĀ 17/4 to win the National League in 2022 and Brandon Nimmo is in the final year of his contract and the change in agents could cloud the issue of whether a contract extension is a realistic possibility before Nimmo reaches free agency after the season.

Conforto precedent

Biras often pushes his clients towards free agency, to explore the open market. A most recent example of this was his client Michael Conforto, whose negotiations with the team stalled in spring training, Conforto is now a free agent.

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Nimmo hit .292 last season with eight home runs and 28 RBI's in 92 games last season. The 28-year-old's biggest challenge throughout his career is staying fit. Only once in his career has he appeared in at least 100 games. Last season's injuries included a torn hand ligament that cost him two months on the injured list.

The Mets will have to decide how best to utilise Nimmo in the outfield following their signing of two-time Gold Glove-winning centre fielder Starling Marte to a four-year deal worth $78 million. Nimmo's value increased last season after a strong defensive showing that has allowed him to be a lead off hitter/centre field combination.

MLB leader

Nimmo's .390 on-base percentage from the leadoff spot last season was the best in the major leagues. Nimmo joined Mike Trout and Freddie Freeman as players who have posted an on-base percentage of at least .375 in each of the last five seasons.

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