Joining me today is Jacob Petricka. Jacob was drafted with the 63rd pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

PH: As a child, who was you favorite team?

JP:  My favorite team growing up was the Minnesota Twins but now my favorite team is the team that is giving me a chance to live my dream, so currently the White Sox.

PH: What was your favorite College baseball experience?

JP:  My favorite college experience was pitching in the JUCO World Series. Pitching in front of the large crowds is a great rush.

PH: You were drafted 63rd by the White Sox, was that higher or lower then you expected.

JP:  It was a little lower than expected but in all I’m very happy with the way things played out.

PH: What would you say your best pitch is?

JP:  My best pitch is my fastball. I can use it to blow by hitters and then I can also use it to set hitters up for a good offspeed pitch.

PH: What is your best strength as a ball player?

JP:  My best strength as a player is my determination not to give up. I could have called it quits when I tore my ligament but I used it as a way to get stronger as a player both mentally and physically.

PH: What do you need to work on as a player?

JP: I need to work on my command of all my pitches. Especially the command of my off speed ones.

PH: Have you had a chance to talk to any players or managers with the Sox yet?

JP: Yes I have had a chance to talk with the coaches here in Bristol. They are a great group of guys and with their help I know I will be able to achieve my goals quickly.

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

JP:  I’m really looking forward to pitching in the new Target field because its the newest stadium out there and it’s always fun playing on new fields.

PH: Which batter are you most looking forward to facing?

JP:  I’m looking forward to facing any major league batters because I have seen most of them on TV and getting to pitch against them will be amazing.

PH: Overall, what does Jacob Petricka bring to the table?

JP: I bring everything I got to the table and will never bring less.

Thank You again to Jacob, be sure to stay tuned for future interview’s.

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