Monday March 27th, 2017
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2017 Free Agent Matthew York

 

 

 

Matthew York

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

Interview conducted on 11/20/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
Played for STL/ Mizuno sportsmanshop.

Free agent for 2017 – Mattyork@hotmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Anywhere in the infield, I can play the outfield though. Best position is middle infield.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to compete against the best players in the world. N I love playing with great teammates who love to win.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Kessler, Kristen, Tommy melton to just name a few.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Midget. Cuz I'm small. Lol

What is your height and weight?
5'6 170lbs.

Where do you call home?
I'm from Buffalo, NY. But I live in Clarksville, TN

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my wife and kids or golfing or working out and taking BP

What do you do for a living?
Been serving this great country in the US army for 15 years now.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played 4 years of varsity baseball, 3 years of varsity football, 2 years varsity basketball, and went to college and played at Monroe community college in Rochester, NY

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I've had the opportunity to play against good players and be good friends with good players. So that's how I've been able to get that opportunity.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
No.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Just being able to play at the conference level is a blessing and a lot of people try to get to that level and just dnt have that opportunity. So I try to make the best of every opportunity.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Mike Williams has spoke to me a lot. I've gotten advice also from filip Washington. He's a get mentor to the game.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard.

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout
BP
Ground balls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Buffalo Bills
Love watching football

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

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Rick ross

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Las Vegas AWS

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Orlando

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo wild wings

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I am a die hard Buffalo Bills fan. Truly truly a die hard fan

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Paid for our team hotel to go to B worlds. Didn't have to but wanted to help take care of our team.

 

 

 

9 responses to “2017 Free Agent Matthew York”

  1. J. Parris says:

    Good ball player, great teammate who wants to learn and can definitely help a team.

  2. Dom #80 says:

    Great teammate and plays with a lot of heart. Would help any team out. Good luck at camp brother.

  3. Milk #3 says:

    York will help any team out on both sides of the field! Great teammate

  4. Randy noe says:

    Hey Matthew hit me up if your not playing in Orlando.
    901 496 9732

  5. Tbay (Brian) says:

    I had the pleasure of playing with yorkie this past season, guy brings it every time he steps on the field, love his intensity and passion for the game, He would be a good fit for any team on an off the field. Good Luck in 2017 hope to see ya out there

  6. Bryan Goins says:

    Great dude & awesome teammate would give you the shirt off his back. I know his numbers don’t show what kind of player Matt is but he does what’s needed for the team 1st he would be a great pick up for any team out there looking for a player hard working and dedicated!!!!.

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