2016 Free Agent shortstop 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 – Sportsboy6061@gmail.com
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?
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