Thursday October 27th, 2016

2016 Free Agent shortstop Gabriel Arias




Gabriel Arias


Interview conducted on 12/1/2015


Who are you playing with in 2016?
Nobody at the moment.. Looking to move from C to B if someone would give me a shot 

2016 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I'm an all around player .. Can play every position but my best position would be shortstop 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
The best I have ever seen play would have to be Luis Reyna 

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the game of softball because of the competition and people you meet along the way 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Too many to name but I would have to say my brother from another Jesse Campanelli 

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
My nickname in softball would be pretty boy because I always stay fresh haha 

What is your height and weight?
5'10 and 195 lbs 

Where do you call home?
New Jersey 

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending it with my son and wife and watching walking dead or playing in softball tournaments 

What do you do for a living?

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I've played baseball in high school

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I've got my start in softball through a league and I've only reached C level bc there's not really a lot of competition or upper level around me 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I've only played 2 games of conference and it was 10x more competitive than non conference play 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Yes I would say Luis Reyna I'm a solid shortstop just like him and great bat like him but not a power hitter .. Like to use my speed with line drives 

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
It was a tournament I played in Maryland with a team called the nightmares and it was 2 outs in a playoff game and I hit a home run to close them game up with us winning 

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

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Make sure you bring your A game because upper level is full of amazing talent 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I use the normal baseball grip or gorilla grip depends on how I feel that day.. And I use a 26.5 or 27oz 

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit the batting cages work in my swing and do a lot of infield outfield practice 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
New York Yankees and my other favorite sport would be football 

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No I do not 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Here come the boom 

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Learning to have more power when needed 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
My favorite non world tournament would be Labor Day weekend in Oc Maryland 

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?

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Too many things to name haha 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My favorite sports related gift would be me giving a young kid a glove I've played with after a championship game 





3 responses to “2016 Free Agent shortstop Gabriel Arias”

  1. Ross Kotter says:

    Gabe is straight nasty bro!!!

  2. brennen says:

    CALL ME 1516 637 4397

  3. Nj softbal says:

    There are 3 C team in NJ. Deluxe,TNT, and AMG. He did not play for any of them. Never heard of the guy

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