Thursday October 27th, 2016

2016 Free Agent shortstop Elvin Caban




Elvin Caban

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/4/2015

Who are you playing with in 2016?
Any team that will give this young guy a shot!!!

Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can play all over the infield but my best would have to be SS

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There's a ton of talent but I would have to say Luis Reyna great all around player.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It helps me stay on the field and do what I love to do since I was a kid and that's play ball!!!

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
A lot of people call me E

What is your height and weight?
200 lbs

Where do you call home?
Stamford, CT

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging with my son and girl doing whatever they want!!

What do you do for a living?
I work for a German knife company called Wusthof

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball all thru out high school

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
First person that really gave me a shot was Anthony 'tony' diCoio rip skip! Really would like a shot to prove that I can play at that upper level

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
From watching conference I can tell there's no holes and this line ups

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tony DiCoio gave me a chance and told me to keep working hard!

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I'm not sure I'm 25 I would like to get a lot of advice myself on how to get there

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Standard grip
26 oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Run and do a little lifting and defenitly hit the cages

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Yankees and New York Giants

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Definitely the bats

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Firecracker out in Branford ct supplied bat tourney

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Disney nice and smooth

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Any bar that has beer and wings




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