By Ed Coleman
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Brandon Nimmo will not be breaking camp and heading north with the 2014 Mets come the end of March. As a matter of fact, he might be heading to the minor-league side of camp shortly after the exhibition games get underway. But this is a big year for Nimmo. He seems ready for it and hopes to stay healthy for the entire season after a wrist injury limited his production in 2013.
Nimmo was a somewhat surprising 13th-overall pick by the Mets back in 2011. He played with the Savannah Sand Gnats in low Class A ball last year, and on April 17 was hitting .447. He became a South Atlantic League All-Star and also went to the Futures Game at Citi Field during the All-Star festivities in July.
The first thing you notice about Nimmo this spring is how he has filled out his frame. He credits some serious offseason weight training and fitness.