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2017 Free Agent Miguel Uribe

 

 

Miguel Uribe

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/1/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 Free Agent – twiztededge@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitcher, 1st, and outfield. Pitching is my strongest.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
have to many to list Brett Helmer, Travis Clark, Andy Purcell

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competitiveness, meet new people, and  travel

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Too many Kyle Pearson he hits makes plays

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Tiny I got it when i was a baby from one of my aunts i was 2 months premature.

What is your height and weight?
5'7  200lbs

Where do you call home?
Casa Grande, AZ

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Like to take bp with my family and bbq

What do you do for a living?
Automotive Technician

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
No

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A friend of mine asked me to fill in for league one day i told him i had never played before other then messing around with family and he said its okay your playing outfield. little did i know i was gonna be a natural at fielding and hitting (my mom played in her young days).  From there i learned the sport and got picked up by better teams.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
haven't had the pleasure of playing up.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
nope don't do that everyone has their own style of playing

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
i got an all tourney award for a local team called STA, and a game coin at the whole enchilada in new mexico  2 yrs ago

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 Family they push me to be the best player i can be and give me tons of  support

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I switch from a 2 finger overlap to a full overlap with pinky on the knob. switch between  26 & 27

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
No off season i try to stay working on pitching and hitting.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Arizona Diamondbacks and anything competitive.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No just try to do the same routine when pitching and batting.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Dizzy Wright- Step yo game up

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
not there yet but i do  like  the bat testing

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Don't have one yet but i might be attending the toys for tots in palm springs this year.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
espn world wide of sports complex including Champions Stadium

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Any sports bar where the team can hang out and build chemistry

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Too many i cant pick one off the top of my head.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
that i didn't learn to speak Spanish till i was 16 yrs old

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
The gear that my boy Jason Mena buys me when i least expect it.

 

 

 

 

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