2016 Free Agent infielder Jeremy Chase
Interview conducted on 6/2016
Who are you playing with in 2016?
Free Agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st 3rd and C, 1st is probably best position
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Brett Helmer best hitter
Brian Wegman best all around
Steven Lloyd is also a crazy athlete
Why do you like the game of softball?
Great way to keep and feed the competitive edge
Also a great way to meet people from all over
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are quite a few from Texas. Steven "Reno" Malay is one to watch and also Ethan Stuckly is also another young guy that can play any position.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
I don't really have one, I get big guy every now and then and sometimes Jerm.
What is your height and weight?
6'4 and 240 lbs
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my wife and kids at the farm or the water somewhere
What do you do for a living?
I am a Project Chief for a Land Brokerage.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Basketball in High School and College.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Actually started playing on the church team with my dad.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pitching is better and the defense is much faster
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Not really, I watch alot of softball and try to learn things from everywhere I can.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Playing out at the T4T in Palm Springs. Brett Helmer was nice enough to let me tag along with them and play. It was a good time and learned quite a bit.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My bp partner Ethan Stuckly has helped me quite a bit. He taught me to stop moving my bat around and it made a huge difference. Just a simple thing, never thought it would be that big of a deal. Also, Lyf Nimmo teaching me to that every at bat is a new start, put the last at bat behind you and don't press.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Take alot of bp, and actually work on something. Its not homerun derby
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Drop the pinky and overlap 1 finger. 28 oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
South Texas, no off season
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Not really, when throwing infield in the first inning I always try to hit 2nd base. But that is just more for fun, not really a superstition.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Bombs over Baghdad by OutKast
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Raise the number on compression of bats
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
BLD in League City and Mansfield
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Chick fil a
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Argen Dodds at Schulenburg in a Santa's Helper outfit
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I hate horror films
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Got a baseball given to me from Mike Scott of the Astros when I was about 6 or so. Being a 6 year old and getting a ball from an Astro was awesome. My son is now six and we go to as many games as we can and hopefully he will get to have that same excitement one day.