Saturday August 18th, 2018

2018 Free Agent Justin Garcia




Justin Garcia

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 1/20/2018

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Bad Boyz (Miami, FL)

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
LF, RF, 1B. LF is my best

Why do you like the game of softball?
It’s very competitive and you’re never out of the game.

What is your height and weight?
6’2 235

Where do you call home?
Hialeah, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Lifting and playing video games

What do you do for a living?
Play baseball and I work at a high school

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes, Baseball at all 3 levels

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I grew up watching my brother and eventually played with him

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Down 8 with 2 outs bottom 7, and we put up 14

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My brother. He just taught me how to be smart and how to spread the ball

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
There’s always room to learn

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I play baseball

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The Oakland Raiders and Baseball

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Drake – Fake Love

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Less home runs so everyone can learn how to hit without them

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The charity tournaments they throw. Just a good cause and you feel great even if you
Don’t win.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Disney. It was just an awesome experience super organized

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

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Someone hit a infield fly ball and while running to first it hit them in the head

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I’m lefty at every single thing I do 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I got my old coach a super nice customized fungo and a bunch of baseballs

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