Friday April 20th, 2018

2017 Free Agent middle infielder Gabriel Arias



Gabriel Arias

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 4/1/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
MADD Designs softball.. D team 

Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I'm a utility player but middle man and shortstop are my primary positions 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I would have to say Luis Reyna amazing all around ball player 

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the game of softball because it keeps up my competition side 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are too many to name 

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Gabe short for my name 

What is your height and weight?
I'm 5'10 and 190

Where do you call home?
New Jersey

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Playing tournament ball and bringing my son to watch 

What do you do for a living?

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes I did played baseball and football high school 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got my start in softball when I was 18 in league ball and I haven't made it to the upper level looking to get my foot in the door with a conference C team 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Never played conference but if I get the shot I know I can hang with the rest and non conference is just like league ball

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
No we all have our personal play and everybody is different 

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Have a lot of them but I'm not the one to brag like to keep making more 

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
A great friend named rock .. always takes care of me and never lets me give up and pushes me to better myself 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Honestly practice as much as you can and never give up 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Gorilla grip 

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Infield training and batting cages 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Yankees and NY Giants and other sport would be baseball 

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
None at all 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Hmmm never thought about that one lol 

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Dudley in Virginia Beach 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Field of dreams in California 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Applebees or hooters 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Haven't seen anything funny yet teams I play on are to serious 

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm pretty open

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?





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