With the New York Mets season beginning on Monday, it also means the next generation of Mets have begun their years as well. The minor league teams begin action soon, though for this minor league report, it is time to look at three Binghamton Mets who will be impactful on the Binghamton Mets and potentially with the big club in future years.
A former participant in the futures game at All Star weekend, Nimmo is a player to watch. He was one of the last players cut at Spring Training this season and has showed immense talent and work ethic. Last season however was a struggled with Binghamton. Nimmo batted .238 with 6 homers and 26 RBI’s. Though, one level below Binghamton, his average was nearly ninety points higher at .322. The first round pick of the Mets back in 2011 is just 22 years old and depending on his progress this season, he could make an impact with the big club sooner rather than later.
The 26-year-old from the Bronx has been on a tear since his introduction into the Mets farm system. Last season, in 115 games with two separate teams, Rivera batted .349. During his minor league career, Rivera has batted .317. Though he does not have much power, his superb average could allow him to get more eyes on him this season, especially if the shortstops at the major league level falter.
As if the Mets don’t have enough young pitching, the third person on this list is another promising arm. A three year minor leaguer, Sewald has put up impressive numbers in the minors, and has been on an upward trend each season. Last season with Binghamton, Sewald was 5-1 with a 1.92 ERA. In 119 minor league games, opponents are hitting a measly .219. This could prove to be enough to garner some attention within the Mets organization, and could enable Sewald to earn a promotion at least to Triple A. The transition from Triple A to the MLB is always the hardest, though with the solid batting average against, it could earn him the call up.