28 Feb GETTING TO KNOW: BRANDON NIMMO: NY METS OUTFIELDER
Born: March 27, 1993 (age 24) in Cheyenne,
Ht/Wt: 6’ 3”, 206 lbs.
Drafted: by the Mets in the first round
of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
Baseball America ranked Nimmo among
the top fifty prospects for the 2011 draft at
number 35.When the Mets selected Nimmo
with the thirteenth overall pick in 2011, he
became the highest-drafted Wyomingite in
the history of the Major League Baseball Draft.
He is recognized as the only player to make the
major leagues directly from Wyoming.
Favorite Movie:Forrest Gump
Favorite Actor:Tom Hanks
Favorite team growing up:
How does it feel to be
called up to the majors?
A:It’s been amazing. I’m really excited.
Is there a veteran in
the clubhouse that has
been helping you out, getting
you use to playing in the big
A: A lot of guys have been great, but Curtis
Granderson had been so personable and open
to me about anything and any questions that I
had. I miss him now that he is in Toronto.
Is there one person you feel
most comfortable talking to
about how you’re playing? A:
Probably my dad, honestly. My dad is the
guy I talk too pretty much every night and
we go over the games and what happened.
My dad expects a lot from me. Not results,
but the effort I put in,
the approach I take
toward the game. I try
to be really honest with
him about how things
are going. He tries to
help with my swing. He
wishes he could be there more often to help
out with my swing. He’s seen it since I was two
years old, since I started swinging a bat. He’s
seen the progression of it. He knows all the
keys that I go back to, the basics I go back to.
I definitely go to him for advice on the swing
and we try to solve those problems as they
You just took a picture with
my son and gave him an
autograph, do you mind giving
fans autographs? A: It’s something
that is just easy for me to do. If someone asks
for an autograph, to just get it out, that little
time can make a fan for life. And anyone that
wants to support me, I’m not going to turn
that down. It’s always nice to have support. It’s
just something that I remember as a kid and
you try to not become too high and mighty for
those kind of things.