Friday November 16th, 2018
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2019 Free Agent Charlie Hinojosa

 

 

 

Charlie Hinojosa

USSSA Playing History

Major List Player

Interview conducted on 11/5/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Free Agent – Hinojosa2321@hotmail.com

2015-2016 – OC SWATS
2017-2017 – Nightmare

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I’ll play anywhere but i love the middle and 3B

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Never really seen the best player but all players I’ve played against are all great. 

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the game softball because of all the brothers that i have met and played with in the diamond are now family to me forever 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
To be honest they’re too many up and coming players haha

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
HinoFromChino And Gorilla

What is your height and weight?
6’2 250

Where do you call home?
Chino, California 

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
My favorite way would have to be spending time with my family and friends 

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played high school baseball and got drafted out of high school to the New York Mets in 2008 played until 2011

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Well it started when my two brothers used to play when i played pro ball and i always said if i don’t make it to the big time i will give softball a try. So i hit up my Cuzin Ed Vega aka “Kid Vega” in 2011 and told him i want to start playing and he told me okay mijo well how about you come over to my place and so i showed up and he had a bat and glove in his hand and said this is all you need and i asked him how do i get to your level and he said just do what you do best and your time will come and my time came 4 yrs later.  When i joined the OC swats in 2015 at the golden state major and that year we won the Bworlds! 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Non- conference play didn’t have politics like conference play does

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?
My highlight of my career would be winning my first  B worlds as a rookie !!

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Only  one person and it would be Kid Vega , he taught me to just play the game and to respect it and it will bless you with great opportunities in my career, 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Just give all that you got because it’s a blessing to be playing this game 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
No particular grip and i use a 28oz end load

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I hit the gym and keep my body in shape and recover from certain aches and pains that i had in the past season

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Don’t really have much of a favorite sports team ! Favorite sport is of course baseball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
The superstitions i have are to always carve my brothers initials behind home plate with my bat in rememberance that he’s always with me !

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Walk thru by rich homie quan

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Don’t have anything in mind 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
The new space coast fields , the facility just makes you feel like a ball player

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
The Waffle House !!

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
That i can do a standing tuck backflip haha

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My first glove and bat from my Cuzin Kid Vega ! Louisville glove and Miken bat
 


 

 

One response to “2019 Free Agent Charlie Hinojosa”

  1. T#32 says:

    I think he would big a pick up for Xtreme. He was smashing the ball at the Mws.

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