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Orlando Castillo

 

Orlando Castillo

 

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

2013 Interview
 

Why do you like the game of softball?
i like the competetion and its the closest sport to baseball
 
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Steven Lloyd aka the unicorn and Bryson Baker these guys can do it all.  Adam Rockoff might be kind of crazy but.he can hit a softball for sure! and  Luis Reyna  he can pick a ball like no body out there.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
there are a few Nick Santana, he is a 5 tool player. Andrew Collins, this guy can hit a ball a country mile. And Terry Chitty Baggs, He has a nice smooth swing. That country boy can hit

What is your nickname in softball?
O or Orlandito

What is your height and weight?
6 feet tall 212lbs

Where do you call home?
orlando florida

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
theres really not a off weekend in florida but bp and hanging out with friends and my girl

What do you do for a living?
work at a dealership called central florida sales and leasing

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
yes 4 years of baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
i started playing co-ed with some friends and got picked up for some local tournaments and GQ saw me and gave me a opportunity with Mike West and Daves Place then from there to Dirty/Demarini

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
better pitching, better defense, and everyone hits… definately more competitive

What was the best advice you were ever given?
work hard on your game everyday because someone is always trying to be better then you and Always stay positive.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Go out there and give it your all every game because someone can always be out there watching.

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Short stop, Middle infielder, Second base, My best position is middle

What batting grip do you use?
pinky on the knob, two fingers overlap

What ounce bat do you use?
26 or 27

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Bp twice a week, Gym five times a week, and play league ball

What is your favorite sports team?
Tampa Bay Rays

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball and UFC

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Never touch the foul lines

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Having a great season with all my friends on Dirty/Demarini

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Lean like a cholo…lol

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Talent over Politics

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Smokys

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Disney, well maintained fields, infielder's dream

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Where ever the team wants to go

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
My friend Mike Wrenn dancing and keeping the team up during games 

 




 

 


 

 

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