Thursday June 24th, 2021

2020 Free Agent middle infielder Chris Waterman




Chris Waterman

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 5/14/2018

Who are you playing with in 2020?
I played with OC Swats, Rebel, and Wileys the past couple years

Free agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can play anywhere on the infield and some outfield if needed but my best would be 3rd and SS

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There’s so many to choose from but would have to say Luis Reyna, Jason branch, Kyle Pearson

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like how competitive it is and how fast the game is

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Jeff bloomer he’s got a great arm and hits very well and Patrick Donahue a great infielder has very good hands

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don’t have one

What is your height and weight?
I’m 6ft weigh around 210

Where do you call home?
Brooksville Florida

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Go hit some bp or take the boat out with the family

What do you do for a living?
I work on a farm

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played some baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A friend asked me if I wanted to play league with them and fell in love with the game then my buddy needed an infielder for the conference so I seen the opportunity and loved it

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
How good the hitting is and how great the fielders are they don’t miss much

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Can’t really think of one

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Luis Reyna and Jason branch helped me a lot with my fielding and hitting

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Just play hard give it 110% every time your on the field

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Over lap one figure on top hand

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit a lot of bp and play league and workout some

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Yankee baseball

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Cincinnati I think it’s just a great time

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast Complex is amazing fields are great

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere usually

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
A softball bat 





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