“I was diagnosed in the late 1990s,” says Andrés, now center fielder for the New York Mets. “When I was with the Tigers in their minor league system in 2007, our minor league outfield coach, Gino Roof, said someone in his family had ADHD. He recommended that I get back on my medication, which I had stopped taking. As soon as I started to take the medication I got better, and eventually made it to the major leagues and won a world championship with the Giants.”
ADHD was the obstacle holding Andrés back. But with treatment, he’s back and better than ever. And he is sharing his story in Gigante, a documentary about his life and battle with ADHD to help others.
“That’s why we decided to make the film: to show kids that you can make the majors even if you have what I have.”