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A Chat With Jimmy Kerrigan

Posted by Travis M , 22 May 2018 · 968 views

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At the beginning of the 2018 Minor League season a vast amount of people didn’t know who Jimmy Kerrigan was. However, after hitting .324/.394/.541 the Twins moved him from high-A Miracle to triple-A Rochester, he has been since moved back down to the Miracle. I had the chance to talk to Jimmy via. Twitter.

Me: How do you feel about being bumped up from Fort Myers to Rochester?

Jimmy: I'm actually back in Fort Myers now. I got sent back on Thursday. Rochester was awesome though, it was a great experience and I thought I did pretty well and hope to get that opportunity again.

Me: So what were some things that you worked on to get better going into this season?

Jimmy: I worked on my approach a lot, swinging at better pitches, being aggressive. Also, worked with my hitting coach in Ft Myers, Steve Singleton, and developed a leg lift which I believe has helped me so far this year.

Me: What diets do you follow to keep healthy?

Jimmy: Our pregame and post game meals are always healthy. Usually grilled chicken, steak, or some kind of meat, rice or potatoes and vegetables. So our staff makes it easy for us to stay in good shape.

Me: Is there a MLB player that you try to play like?

Jimmy: I try to play with a lot of intensity. I got that from watching Chase Utley play growing up when he was with the Phillies. He gives it 100% every single day and I have admired that since I was a kid.

Me: So when you aren't playing baseball what other things interest you?

Jimmy: Other than baseball i’m interested in fishing, golfing sometimes, going to the beach, seeing a movie, things like that.

Me: Who or why was the reason you started playing baseball?

Jimmy: I started playing when I was 6 when my sister was playing tee ball. My parents said I ran out on the field and asked if I could play on the team and ever since then I just loved it. Its always been my #1 sport.

Me: What other sports did you play as a kid?

Jimmy: Other than baseball I played football, and basketball mostly. I played soccer for a couple of years when I was really young but that's it.

Me: Ok, what is one of your favorite memories playing baseball?

Jimmy: I have a few haha. In High School we won three catholic league and city championships, and when I was at VCU we won the Atlantic 10 championship, won a regional and went to super regional against Miami.

Me: So when did you realize that you could play baseball professionally?

Jimmy: I always had the confidence that I could play at the highest level. I believe that my work ethic and respect for the game will get me to the top. I think I became the player that I am today throughout my junior and senior year of college and even last year when I played Indy ball for the River City Rascals of the Frontier League

Me: If you could own any car in the world. What would it be?

Jimmy: That's a tough one, i’m into older cars so I guess I would say i'd like to have a 69 Chevelle.

I would like to thank Jimmy for this interview and I wish him the best of luck getting to the Majors!

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