Q&A with St. Lucie Mets Pitcher HAMILTON BENNETT
I recently had a Q&A session through Twitter with Mets prospect Hamilton Bennett.
Buffalo Ballhawk: What is your favorite ballpark to play in?
Hamilton Bennett: “My favorite ballpark to plan in so far has to be the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium. It was my first pro experience and it was amazing,” Bennett replied through Twitter.
BB: What was your favorite team growing up?
HB: “Growing up in Tega Cay SC we got the Atlanta Braves games on TV so I followed them a lot. I’ve spent many birthdays at Turner Field,” replied Bennett through Twitter.
BB: Was there any player in particular that you admired growing up?
HB:“Being a left handed pitcher in braves country I really enjoyed watching their pitchers and learned a lot from all of them,” replied Bennett through Twitter
BB: What is the greatest baseball related moment you have had so far?
HB:“My greatest baseball moment has to be when I threw a perfect game in college. It was unreal and will be something I remember forever,” replied Bennett through Twitter.
BB: What other sports did you play growing up?
HB: Growing up I was a big soccer player, and played basketball, and football, and baseball. I played a little bit of everything,” replied Bennett through Twitter.
HB: “My goals for this year are the same as most develop my game to make it to the big leagues one day. Hopefully sooner then later,” replied Bennett through Twitter.
BB: What’s your advice to have for kids trying to make it to the pros?
HB: “It’s a lot of work. So work hard and have fun. Baseball is a game so enjoy it,” replied Bennett through Twitter.
More About Hamilton Bennett
Hamilton Bennett was drafted by the New York Mets in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. He had a fantastic 1.89 ERA in 2011 with the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League and the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A Advanced Florida State League. He ended the 2012 season with St. Lucie. Bennett is mainly a reliever/ lefty specialist.
Here is a link to an interview that a show called “New York on the Clock” did with Hamilton Bennett in 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NnYYyQ_gLA
Thanks again Mr. Bennett! This was a great experience. Good luck on your journey to The Show.
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