21 yrs old, 165 lbs and favorite number is 17
From New Lenox Illinois and went to Lincoln-Way West High School
Intern for Players U and I go to North Park University were I study Sport Management and Marketing
Played Baseball and Football growing up
Currently still playing baseball and have been playing it since I started walking!
What is your biggest accomplishment in your chosen sport?
Biggest accomplishment is when I was selected “All-Area and All-Conference” for baseball my senior year of high school
Running, lifting weights, hitting and throwing. Making sure I keep in shape during the off season and to get stronger.
I try to hit almost every day and throw at least 5 days a week to get stronger.
My ultimate achievement would be getting a good job, hopefully in a pro sports organization some type of front office position making the everyday decisions.
Also growing up and having a family.
I try not to set all of my goals too high. I try to set some that are realistic to reach but I do challenge myself and set difficult ones.
Example is this off season, I want to gain a few more pounds of muscle also get my arm strength up since I had shoulder surgery last year.
It’s a goal I want to reach by the time fall ball starts.
Sometimes I’ll get out of my element and try rushing or getting frustrated with something.
Ill manage it by slowing myself down so that way I get a better grip on things instead of trying to work fast or not work to my full potential.
My meals are usually routine. Breakfast, I usually eat eggs and hash browns mainly but occasionally will eat pancakes or waffles and I drink a lot of coffee.
Lunch is usually just something small, a turkey sandwich or cereal.
Dinner, I eat a lot of pasta, different kinds of it, burgers, hot dogs are also a go to. I try to eat a good amount of fruits as well.
I drink protein shakes after workouts and drink lots of water.
My drive to be successful. I always want to win and compete at anything I do in life. I don’t want to be satisfied with second, I want to shoot for the best.
Josh Hamilton’s book “Beyond Belief” is a really good read on his struggles that he’s faced through his life and entering his baseball career.
Best advice was when I was told to “Be you” it was during a baseball game one day and a coach mentions to me to just be myself.
I was going up to the plate and was trying to do things that weren’t me, I was trying too hard.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” –Steve Jobs
Inspiration comes from my family. They taught me how to work for things in life because nothing is given, you have to earn it. Hearing that from my family really inspired me to be who I am today.
I would consider myself to be a pretty spiritual person. I don`t go to church very often but I do have my own relationship with God.
Favorite coach has to be my football coach in junior high. That is because he let me fail on my own.
He was there giving me advice and coaching me but would let me make the decisions and let me figure out what would work and what wouldn’t.
He taught me that you’re going to fail on your way to success.
Currently its “Mike Stud and G-Eazy”
The Walking Dead
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