Wednesday July 18th, 2018

2017 Free Agent IF/OF Edward Koncel




Edward Koncel

USSSA Playing History


Interview conducted on 7/28/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
Liquor Box Joliet Park District League Nights

Free Agent – EKoncel34@

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
First, Third, Outfield
Best: Outfield

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Brian Wegman

Why do you like the game of softball?
Competitive alternative post pro baseball career

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
John Williams…a monster

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don't have one

What is your height and weight?
6'3" 250

Where do you call home?
Plainfield, IL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Playing golf, working out

What do you do for a living?
Financial Investment Consultant

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Varsity high school baseball, two years junior college baseball, four years professional baseball with Texas Rangers

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Have a lot of friends who play and began playing after baseball career, reccommended by teammate

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Currently making the transition

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
5 tool player, plus power, plus arm

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Whenever I throw someone out at home from center

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Separate yourself from the pack

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Any grip, 27

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Lift, stretch

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball, White Sox

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I never say nice pitch, I have to lick my fingers before every pitch in the field, touch my glove a certain way before every pitch

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
"I can't stop" by Flux Pavilion

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Don't know yet

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
No favorite yet

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Wide World of Sports Complex, great atmosphere

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
No suggestion

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
People falling

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Passion for wood working craftsmenship, pretty good artist

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Shipment of engraved B56 Birch wood bats


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