Friday September 21st, 2018

2018 Free Agent outfielder Todd Cabrera




Todd Cabrera

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 11/28/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
In 2017 I bounced around from a few teams but the team I really enjoyed playing with was Uptop out of MT.

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I’m an outfielder, I usually play Center but I can play anywhere in the outfield!

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
The best softball player I’ve seen play and have played with is Westy Guill, he is an all out player and leaves it on the field every game!

Why do you like the game of softball?
Softball to me helps me cope with not playing baseball anymore, I played college baseball and the game was a life saver for me! Anytime I’m in the diamond I know I’m in the right place!

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are so many good players it’s homestly hard to say, although a guy that I enjoy watching play is Kyle Pearson dude just crushes softballs!!!

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
I don’t really have a nickname most people just call me by my last name!

What is your height and weight?
5’9” and 183lbs

Where do you call home?
Montana is my home and always will be but right now I’m residing in Casper, Wyoming

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I love to go hunting, or spending time with my family!

What do you do for a living?
I’m a field rep/ sales manger for a construction company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played basketball and baseball in high school but Baseball has always been my real passion.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got my start in softball playing for a C team call Totem Constuction and Well water solutions, it was definitely my good friends Sean Robison and Chad Campbell who got me started!

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I haven’t made the jump yet it’s really hard to get noticed playing out of MT and WY, but I’m just looking for a shot to leave it all on the field!

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I hate to compare myself to other guys I’d like to say I’m my own player, I will do whatever it takes to help my team win, even if that includes running a wall down to get an out!

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
We were playing B/C at Mcquades and I robbed a homer up by two to end the and go to the semi-final 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?
Honestly I’d say my friends Westy Guill and Sean Robison and just having people around as competitive as them helps me to keep pushing myself!

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I can’t I’m trying to go to he next level! But just in general if I were to give advice to any player trying to make it to the next level it would be to keep plugging away and never stop working to perfect your game! Set a goal and when you get close to achieving it set the bar even higher! Don’t be afraid to work hard! Keeping grinding and you just might surprise yourself.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball style and I usually swing a 26oz bat 

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I have an indoor hitting facility and I just go hit and try to get as many reps as possible! 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
My favorite sports team is the Atlanta Braves 

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have none 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Teen spirit by Nirvana 

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
It’d be nice to see it on tv more and possibly help more with getting other players noticed! I feel like there are a lot of good players out there just waiting for there shot and never get noticed! Just like how MLB has leagues to help unlocked player get noticed it’d be cool to see someway for guys to get there names out there. 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
I love mcquades to it just a cool atmosphere with great people! 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
FOD in Las Vegas 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
I love steak and pasta so anywhere I can get that is a win for me! 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
The funniest thing I’ve ever seen was at worlds our right fielder was camped under a ball and out of nowhere slipped and fell and the ball dropped in front of him. I was laughing uncontrollably and then the next play I did the exact same thing, karma at its finest

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I’m an open book so I couldn’t really tell you! 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I can’t honestly say but I won a Gold Glove in college and that was about the coolest thing I had ever received!


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