Interview with MLB 6th Overall Draft Pick Barret Loux

Barret was drafted with the 6th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. He is a promising young pitcher from Texas A&M University.  Loux was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Here are a few quotes from Loux about his expectations and what not.

PH:  What are your overall thoughts of being drafted?

BL: Overall I am just really excited about the opportunity to play and to prove myself as a player.

PH: You were selected 6th by the Diamondbacks, is that about where you expected to be drafted or were you thinking earlier, later?

BL: Probably earlier than expected, just from other reports.

PH: Do you feel any pressure within your family and friends?

BL: . No not really, everyone is just really excited and supportive

PH: What would you say your best pitch is?

BL: Best pitch is definitely my fastball, and that is the pitch I work off most.

PH: What is your greatest strength as a baseball player?

BL: My work ethic. The times that I really improve the most are during the off season, when thats all I have to focus on

PH: Biggest weakness?

BL: My biggest weakness is inexperience with my breaking pitches. This is due to the fact that this was the first season where they were a true asset due to the elbow trouble last year. So right now it is a weakness but learning how to pitch with just a fastball change is a great base to work from and improve on.

PH: What do you feel you need to work on in the minors?

BL: Tightening up my breaking pitches to be successful at the next level.

PH: Have you had a chance to talk to any coaches or players in the majors or minors yet?

BL: No I have not been able to yet. I am very excited to be able to go work with Doug Drabek since it always nice to learn from someone that knows more about pitching than you do.

PH: When you get to the majors, which visiting stadium are you most looking forward to playing in?

BL:  I am really going to take this experience one day at a time but if I had to pick one park I would probably say either Fenway for its historical value to the game, or also Safeco Field in Seattle for its architectural advancements to a modern day ballpark.

PH: What was your best experience during your college baseball career.

BL: My best experience without a doubt was our 16 game big XII win streak due to the number of great games and comeback wins during the streak.

Alright thank you Barret.  I think it’s to say that we will see Loux in the Majors very soon.

3 thoughts on “Interview with MLB 6th Overall Draft Pick Barret Loux

  • June 18, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    it warms my heart to see young ball players who love the game as much as this fine young gentleman who has earned everything he has gotten. i believe he will only accel at the next level

  • June 18, 2010 at 2:12 AM

    The D Back got a real steal with this pick. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was in the Majors by 2012.

  • June 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

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