Local Ball Player Has Big-League Debut

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) This weekend, Cheyenne's Brandon Nimmo, the first ever MLB first round draft pick from Wyoming, was called up by the New York Mets to replace Michael Conforto in the lineup. The 23 year old right fielder is only the 16th major leaguer from Wyoming. After being picked up by the Mets in 2011, he has spent the past five seasons bouncing around Mets minor-league teams including the Brooklyn Cyclones and Las Vegas 51's. Starting this season the outfielder was in the Mets' top five prospects. He lined out to the third baseman in his first major league at bat, and ended up going 0-for-4 against the Atlanta Braves in this weekend's game. He told SNY : "I had fun, but I wish that it would have ended up differently. I could have come through a couple times for us, but it's the first game out of the way and hopefully I can help out a little bit better down the road." Nimmo posted a family photo to Instagram, saying that they have supported him throughout his career, and the long wait to get to the show: #shortgo #news