All Your Favorites:
- Food: Steak
- Movie: Coach Carter
- Movie Character: Bane
- Book (Author): Hunger Games
- Book Character (what book?): Harry Potter
- Show: Sportscenter
- Type of Music: country
- Musical Artist or Band: Kid Cudi
- Song (Artist): Ignition (remix)
- Artist: Picasso
- Painting: Mona Lisa
- City (foreign or domestic): Spain
- State: California
- Country: USA
- Place (anywhere): Home
- Sport: Baseball
- Activity: Ping Pong
- Hobby: Video games
- Board Game: Chess
- Monopoly Piece: Iron
- Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because of the amazing coaching staff and type of players on the team. The older players were very welcoming on my visits and made me feel at home. The coaches and facilities are also the best in the west.
What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
I love baseball because it has been something that always is a challenge. No matter what game, every second is important and makes a difference. College ball is very quick paced and at a high level of concentration and I can’t wait to get started.
Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
My favorite guy on the team to compete against is Looney because he is one of the hardest and humblest workers I’ve ever seen. He really embraces the idea of doing things the right way when no ones looking. I know Looney is mentally tough and him working that hard pushes me to my full potential every day.
Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
- Michael Jordan – Championships
- Kobe Bryant – determination to win
- Barry Bonds – homeruns
- Cal Ripken Jr. – most games played in a row
- Marion Rivera – most dedicated and beloved player ever
5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?
I don’t drink coffee, but I would have a nice hot chocolate with Abe Lincoln, Jackie Robinson, Walt Disney, my family (brother, mom, and dad), and Michael Jordan.
What would you do with a billion dollars?
Buy my mom a plane. She’s always wanted a jet. With the remainder, I would buy every color/ model free runs.
What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
What does your ideal day look like?
Eat. Sleep. Baseball. TV. Video games.
What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?