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2018 Free Agent infielder Matt Michael

 

Matt Michael

USSSA Playing History

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2017 Interview

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2017 – Hard to explain: committed to an AA team and then 2 A teams but it's all good just a curve ball was thrown

2018 Free Agent – Mmichael1313@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
2nd and 1st but I prefer 3rd

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Man it is to many to start making.    B. Mack game is nasty and then Greg Connell wins the triple crown in consecutive seasons pretty hard to do.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It will humble you very quick.    Keeps the competitive side rolling to keep working in the gym and BP

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Thats to many to look at

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
BAMA from my Vegas guys Chris Hansen  Adam Elliott RIP.

What is your height and weight?
6'1.   250

Where do you call home?
Lexington, Alabama. ROLL TIDE

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
 Anything but working

What do you do for a living?
Project manager for a roofing company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
basketball  baseball and football in HS and  juco college baseball and didn't really like baseball much at all

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing C ball then got hooked up with Tommy Baugh and TJ Buzini with the Mississippi Chargers and then conference with  Wheelhouse.   Worsham ,Adiktiv

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Speed and defense

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
No i don't think so

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Nothing over the top.  That's why I still play the game

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 DAD he has played at the highest level and knows what it took to get there tb is was a lil while back but you still have to work.     He  never says I sucked until I ask

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Don't be content where you are always push on and move forward to get to the highest level possible.

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym hard and now more cardio.       And since I have changed jobs I have more time to really put in the work

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Alabama.      You already know.   ROLL TIDE

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Just a little routine I do before getting in to the Box.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Whoop there it is.        Tag team

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Maybe limit the number of major players

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
All ways like cinn major.     The toys 4 tots in Pensacola is a blast

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

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
I could care less

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I will leave that 1 alone

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I could stay in the woods everyday and not talk to anyone

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Probably to be there when my DAD went in to the alabama sports all of Fame
 

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10 responses to “2018 Free Agent infielder Matt Michael”

  1. Gator says:

    This guy is a hard worker, and someone needs to take a chance on this guy. he loves the game and works very hard at it.

  2. Moonz says:

    He hit that homerun cause of that great back stretch he did in the box.. Lol

  3. Matt Michael says:

    Thank gator mad to Moon I have worked on the stretch to get out right lol

  4. Conference guy says:

    Yes this guy deserves a shot, can hit it a mile or basehit he has the desire to really help a club and always a team player. Just a great overall teammate but deserves a chance you want be disappointed at all with Matt. Good luck Brother. Tre

  5. Steve#77 says:

    Welcome to the Worsham Athletics/ECA/Combat family.

  6. Steve Hildebran says:

    Matt is a great teammate and player! Did everything i asked and played multiple positions and never complained. Will be a great pick up for any team!

  7. Eric Lue says:

    Great teammate but better person. Loves the game and has put in a ton of work over the past few years. Would be a great addition for any team you want be disappointed. Good luck in 2015

  8. Jwill32 says:

    Very humble guy amd loves the game,amazing teammate Hits it very well and long way and locked it down on 3rd Great pick up (BAMA) good luck brother.

  9. Armysoftball says:

    Lol my wife is from Lexington

  10. Matt michael says:

    Great town. Just small shoot me an email

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