Tuesday March 28th, 2023

Free Agent Barry Roberts II




Barry Roberts II

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 7/19/2022

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free Agent – Barry.roberts84@gmail.com

RVCG/ACA/RSA – have played with Avery flooring and Ark Fab

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st/RF I play first base the best

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Ryan Harvey

Why do you like the game of softball?
The friendships that are created from it last a lifetime.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Alex Alstott he is a five tool athlete and has great upside

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Mr. SwingtheLOU I’m the north Texas pro advisory staff member for Louisville and thats the phrase I put in my sales pitches. So it stuck and it’s my nickname

What is your height and weight?
6”4’ 265

Where do you call home?
Palestine, TX

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Working on my game and spending time with my family

What do you do for a living?
Oil field sales

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
College basketball, football, baseball, and track in high school

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing league in Houston Texas and started playing tournaments in 09 working my way up to a B team in 2021 and then got my shot at conference in 2022. I know I have a lot to offer at this level and I would be a great pickup at this level!!

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Defense is more consistent and the bat ball combo are a different

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Chris Isennock

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
First game in conference went 4-5 and hit a bomb and realized I can compete at this level

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Flip Washington and taking the time to talk to me at a BP session on having a reason to BP not just come to swing come with a purpose

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Be humble and be a great teammate

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Traditional and I swing a 26oz bat

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work on my swing and get into playing shape

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Texas Rangers

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
They don’t know – gyft

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
More consistency with the balls

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Sickle cell in Shreveport the environment is amazing

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Texas star the turf changed how the fields play and it’s a great facility

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?
When a buddy of mine fell 3 times running to home and he wasn’t drunk

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Favorite movie is Road House

2 responses to “Free Agent Barry Roberts II”

  1. Barry Roberts II says:

    Thank you DW for doing this man. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to do this.

  2. DW says:

    No problem. Good luck.

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