Mets Minors Notes: Nimmo, Matz Could Be Heading to Binghamton

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The St. Lucie Mets are nearing this season’s first-half title of the Florida State League.  What does that mean?  Adam Rubin of ESPN mentions that Mets prospects Brandon Nimmo and Steven Matz, should be on the move to Binghamton, which could happen as early as the end of the week.

Nimmo, 21, has played in 62 games this season for St. Lucie.  He is currently hitting .322, with four home runs and 25 RBI.  He has an OBP of .448, and his OPS is .906.  This by far is Nimmo’s most productive season as a professional and a move to Double-A Binghamton is certainly deserved.

Steven Matz, 23, has made 12 starts this season.  He holds a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 2.21.  In 69.1 innings pitched, he has given up 66 hits and recorded 62 strikeouts.  The lefty has pitched six or more innings in five consecutive starts.  Matz is another arm that deserves a chance at the higher level due to his performance since being a part of the organization.

In other Mets minors news:

Jeff Walters, who is on the Mets 40-man roster, opted for Tommy John surgery instead of rehabbing his torn UCL in his right elbow.