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.