Mets re-sign OF Brandon Nimmo to eight-year deal

December 10th, 2022

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 10, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has re-signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo to an eight-year contract. The deal runs through the 2030 season.

“Brandon has been part of the Mets family since he was drafted over 10 years ago and we are so excited that he and his wife Chelsea decided to remain part of the team,” Mets Owner, Chairman and CEO Steve Cohen said. “Throughout his career, Brandon has contributed so much to the Club both on and off the field. His hustle and personality are a part of what makes this team so special.”

Nimmo, 29, set career-high marks in several offensive categories in 2022, including games played (151) runs (102), hits (159), RBI (64) and doubles (30). He tied for the National League lead with seven triples and ranked among NL in runs scored (fourth), on base percentage (.367, fifth) and walks (12th, 72).

"We are thrilled to be able to keep Brandon in the organization," said Mets General Manager Billy Eppler. “He has grown into a leader in our clubhouse and embodies what we look for in a player on and off the field. We’re excited to have the impact he brings on both sides of the ball back on our roster.”

Nimmo ranks third in Mets history with a lifetime .385 on-base percentage. Over the last five seasons, he has the sixth-highest OBP (.388) in the majors, behind Mike Trout (.424), Juan Soto (.424), Freddie Freeman (.400), Bryce Harper (.393) and Aaron Judge (.392). In the same time period, Nimmo owns the National League’s sixth-highest walk rate (13.7 percent).

Nimmo totaled 5.1 bWAR in 2022, good for the fourth-most by a center fielder last season behind Trout (6.3) and 2022 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award winners Julio Rodríguez (6.2) and Michael Harris II (5.3). He and Rodríguez were the only two center fielders in the majors to rank in the 90th percentile in outs above average and record a wRC+ of 130 or better.

The Cheyenne, Wyoming native has spent seven years with the Mets, posting a .269/.385/.441 slashline with 335 runs, 106 doubles, 23 triples, 63 home runs, 213 RBI, 23 steals, 323 walks with an .827 OPS and a 130 OPS+. He was selected by the Mets in the first round (13th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of East High School in Cheyenne.