All Your Favorites:
- Food: Steak
- Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Movie Character: The Dude from Big Lebowski
- Book (Author): Moneyball
- Book Character (what book?): Ender (Ender’s Game)
- Show: The League
- Type of Music: All
- Musical Artist or Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Song (Artist): Zephyr Song
- Artist: Picasso
- Painting: Don Quixote
- City (foreign or domestic): Santa Cruz
- State: California
- Country: USA
- Place (anywhere): the Beach
- Sport: Baseball
- Activity: Video Games
- Hobby: Golf
- Board Game: Monopoly
- Monopoly Piece: the battleship
- Quote: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby
Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because it’s the perfect combination of athletic and academic. There is an amazing culture of toughness and determination on the baseball field and everyone works to make each other better every day. Plus it’s a beautiful campus with great weather and facilities. It’s hard not to have fun coming out to play here.
What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
There are few sports that put you in a position to compete and dominate your opponent like baseball especially with pitching. As a pitcher you are expected to beat even the best of hitters, but perfection is still almost impossible. There is a perfect competitive balance in the game and I keep coming back because there’s nothing like it. The college game just takes this to the next level. Everything moves faster, everyone was a high school all-star, but the challenge now is to be the best of the best and rise to the top.
Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I like to compete with Michael Westra. Because he’s a fellow pitcher, we work together a lot and are always talking trash about who’s better or who throws harder.
Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
- Michael Jordan – basketball
- Barry Bonds – baseball
- Muhammad Ali – boxing
- Joe Montana – football
- Roger Clemens – baseball
5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?
- Mark Cuban
- Tiger Woods
- My family
- Will Ferrell
- Seth Rogen
What would you do with a billion dollars?
Buy a Ferrari and a house then give the rest to my parents to save.
What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Playing for Giants.
What does your ideal day look like?
Wake up, eat breakfast, hang out with friends, play baseball then eat dinner and go to bed.
What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?