Royals Spotlight: Winchester pitcher Mark Timmins

Winchester pitcher Mark Timmins

Winchester Royals 21-year-old pitcher

School: Junior at Nebraska Omaha

Parents: Pam and Rich Timmins

Hometown (High school graduated from):  Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Central High School)  

College major: Exercise science

What do you love about baseball: Meeting new guys. The atmosphere out here [at Bridgeforth Stadium] is pretty awesome and going out there pitching and giving my team a chance to win.

Most memorable moment in baseball: This past spring [playing for Southeast Community College], my new coach at Omaha [Evan Porter] came to watch me and I threw a complete game shutout [a five-hitter with no walks and 11 strikeouts in a 3-0 win against Trinidad State Junior College].

Most embarrassing moment in baseball: It was probably my first start here [an 11-2 loss to Purcellville]. In the fourth inning, I think they scored six runs before I got an out.

Favorite Major League position player: [Outfielder] Alex Gordon, he's a Nebraska guy and I've been following him ever since he got to the Royals.

Favorite Major League pitcher: [Toronto's] Marcus Stroman. I like just the way he goes out there and doesn't care what people think.   

If you could face any Major League hitter throughout history, who would it be?: Derek Jeter. he was one of my favorite position players when he was with the Yankees. [Getting him out], it would be tough. I don't know. I don't think it would go very well. 

Three people you can have dinner with, dead or alive: Margot Robbie, she's my celebrity crush; Drake, he's my favorite artist; Adam Sandler, he's my favorite actor.

Favorite baseball team: Kansas City Royals

Favorite movie: "Step Brothers" 

Favorite TV show: "Friends" 

Favorite song: "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj   

Favorite food: My grandma's Thanksgiving dinner

Plans after college (besides playing professionally): I want to do either physical therapy for injuries that are related to baseball or teaching and coaching. I had to do physical therapy my sophomore year of high school and it's something that's stuck with me. 

Compiled by Walt Moody

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