Monday July 15th, 2019

2019 Free Agent Joey Simmons




Joey Simmons

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/14/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019?
2019 Free Agent –

2018 Riot Sports and Russels

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield is my best but I play anywhere

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Luis Reyna

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's faster than baseball and more of a mental game.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
White chocolate because I'm one of the fastest guys at any field I go too.

What is your height and weight?
140 & 5'7

Where do you call home?
Pinellas park, Florida

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Taking groundballs

What do you do for a living?
Pool repair

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Highschool and college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Buddy brought me to freedom run. Then I've been working on my game. Defense got me to the upper level

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
All around better players in every part of the game. Smarter and stronger

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Luis Reyna

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning is all I care about

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Dean , because I started as a runner and it helped me learn the game

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Go hit BP couple times a week

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular tape and 26oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take groundballs and hit

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Rays , baseball but I can also dunk a basketball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Throwing the ball around the infield after an out. Keeps the infield in the game more

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My glove


One response to “2019 Free Agent Joey Simmons”

  1. Joe says:

    Wow, what an interview… very telling

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