Thursday July 2nd, 2020

Craig Rodriguez



Craig Rodgriguez

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/9/2018


Who are you playing with in 2019?
2019 Seminoles

2018 Riot Sports

What positions do you play and what is your best position?

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Probably Greg Connell

Why do you like the game of softball?
It fills the competitive void left by baseball

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Got to play with Taylor Nichols this year. Very versatile young player. Can be very good in a couple of years

What is your height and weight?
6’4 245

Where do you call home?
Houston, TX

What do you do for a living?
Outside Sales

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball in high school, at Ole Miss, and professionally for the Colorado Rockies and Kansas City Royals

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Been in softball for 4 years and had the opportunity to play in the Major twice and having won A Worlds in 2017

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball grip. 27 oz endload

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take bp 2/3 times a week, take ground balls and work on some pitching.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Mullet in Niceville, Fl. Tripp Roth in Lafayette, LA. AWS Winter worlds in Vegas

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
The new Space Coast complex is pretty nice.

2 responses to “Craig Rodriguez”

  1. JB says:

    Great hitter with stadium power and even better teammate/person. Best of luck Craig

  2. EJ says:

    Craig is a great guy. Very good teammate and player. He will go out of his way to help the team and his teammates. Excellent hitter, power everywhere. Brings his college and professional baseball experience to the field and it shows.

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