2014 Free Agent 3B/P/1B Drew Pinckley
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play 3rd, Pitch and 1st. I play all 3 equally as well.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I couldn't just name one.
Why do you like the game of softball?
It gives me an outlet for my competitiveness. Also allows me to catch up with friends and meet new people.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Matty Crawford and Jeremy Yates. I have played with both of them. They both play the game according to their role to help their team win. They are great teammates and great dudes off the field.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Drew, DP, Pink
What is your height and weight?
5'9" 205 lbs.
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging with the family and making someone laugh.
What do you do for a living?
We own a salon and spa.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I wrestled in 103 lb weight class all throughout high school. Played city league baseball until i was 16. Then, i started playing softball with my dad.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing when i was 16 with my dad back in TN in a small town known as the GLADES to the locals. I moved up to the upper level by listening to veterans telling me to pitch. So, i pitched my way up. 3B just came natural.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
With out a doubt pitching is at the top. Secondly, is the consistency of the players talents on both sides.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Played in the Major World Series in 2013 with Adiktiv/Dynasty/Louisville Slugger
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Listen to the veterans. Some may be older but, they do have some good advice.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
pinky dropped down and two fingers over the top.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
recover first … then, it is back to training again.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The Cowboys have always been my favorite team. I enjoy the UFC anytime it is on.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Hells Bells… AC/DC
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
When i was younger it was the TWITTY. But, the SMOKYS is the top dog in my book now.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Seen a guy interrupt a game wearing a spider man outfit. He ran across the field, jumped on the HR fence and hung there for a minute. Climbed over the fence and ran into the woods. Later found out it was Chad Ferrel who will make anyone laugh and just shake their head.