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2019 Free Agent Jose Jimenez

 

Jose Jimenez

Interview conducted 11/19/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Klika Empire from El paso, TX playing C Ball.
I have played with Irum Nation at C level and West Texas Guzzlers and the Brotherhood for military ball.

2019 Free Agent – Joseajimenez12.jj@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play a little of every position to help the team, but my primary and best positions would be middle or Shortstop.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Robert Blackburn. Smoothest swing I have ever seen on the diamond.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Fast paced sport, where I could still live my childhood dream of competing in tourneys at the highest of levels and meeting new people.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Mike Nino. Dude is humble and a magician with the stick.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Jimmy because my last name is hard to pronounce for most.

What is your height and weight?
6' 230

Where do you call home?
El Paso, TX

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Playing ball and spending time with my loved ones.

What do you do for a living?
Currently a Fulltime Student

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Playing Baseball in both High School and College.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I was stationed in South Korea and saw a team having tryouts. So I asked to workout with them and fell in love with the sport.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Not in conference yet, but played a few conference tourneys. The difference I have seen is the intelligence and speed.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I study the game as well as all the top players, so that I can make myself better.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Given the opportunity to become a factory hitter for the Louisville Slugger family is definitely my highlight.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Jerry Surber. Took me under his wing, taught me the physical parts of the game and help mold me to understand the most important aspect of the game, the mental side.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Complacency and cockiness is killer. Stay hungry and don't ever feel comfortable enough to think you made it.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Over lap and 26.5 Louisville Slugger

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
There is no off season for me.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Boxing and its between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Secretly love country music and the country lifestyle. Guess it's not a secret anymore.
 


 

11 responses to “2019 Free Agent Jose Jimenez”

  1. Dude says:

    Looks like a good player. If he’s played BSC worlds; he knows how to hit and field When Loud Music is playing! haha! good luck bro. Give tha man a shot!

  2. John says:

    This is hilarious. Wiggs is a beast though…

  3. Butter says:

    I have played ball for a while with Jose and the best asset besides his ability on the field is the way he can get his team moral up when we were down. And. I’m a passionate player and sometimes lose my head and he really kept me in the game. Great ability wise and great person to be around on and off the field.

  4. Wiggs says:

    Thanks for the kind words my man. Great guy both on and off the field. Good luck in 2015….

  5. Todd p&p333 says:

    Jerry Surber from jackson, michigan?

  6. Jerry says:

    Yes. From jackson

  7. Todd p&p333 says:

    My dad used to play with your dad a long time ago, I saw the name and figured it was you cause your dad had told me you were living down there. My daughter also played ball against your daughter the last couple of years too. Tell her congrats from the Fairbanks family on a great high school career, and I thought someone told me she is at FSU now, that’s great.

  8. Jeremy Moody says:

    Level headed kid who is humble an works hard on his game. Can always find him at the field. Only got a chance to share a dugout with him a couple of times, but have had many positive conversations with him regarding softball. Jose loves the sport and wants to climb the ladder more than anyone I have known and is willing to do what it takes to get there. Best of luck buddy.

  9. Uic buddha says:

    Jose’s a good guy plays well, works on his game every day. I should know being a UIC at the park where he played at. Good manners good teammate and also I did play with him a couple times Friday night one pitch tournaments.

  10. Casey Alexander says:

    This my boy right here, straight balla‼️ Good dude too, see you again soon buddy and safe travels back home big dawg.

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