Colorado Year in Review: No. 10 Most Viewed Profile



 

John Cackowski
State Director, Colorado

We look back at the top 10 most viewed profiles on our website from the year of 2014. Coming in at No. 10 on our list is No. 8 ranked 2015 Marc Mumper of Mountain Vista. In October we did a Q/A with Mumper about his commitment to Grand Canyon University. Below is Mumper's profile and also his Q&A.

 Marc Mumper, MIF/RHP, Mountain Vista HS, 2015
5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder/right-handed pitcher with good swagger hits from a balanced athletic setup, hands load back smooth with a short strided leg kick. Bat speed is fast with a short path and level extension which creates line-drive, gap to gap power and produced an 89 mph exit velocity off a tee  Showcases a short, loose, athletic, arm action in the middle infield with soft hands and quick footwork fielding the baseball. Threw 84 mph across the diamond and ran an impressive 6.62 60. On the mound, utilized the same quick, short, loose, arm action with a 85-86 mph fastball.

 

Q&A with Grand Canyon Commit Marc Mumper: 10/17/2014
Family Man Mumper gives credit to Dad in shaping into baseball player he has become.

Recently PBR Colorado had a chance to hear from Grand Canyon commit, Marc Mumper. The 5-foot-10, 155 pound senior might not be an imposing looking player at the plate, in the field, or on the mound, but then you watch him showcase his 6.7 60 speed, or get on the mound and flash an effortless fast-ball at 88 Marc Mumpermph, you fall in love with this sport because he shows you that baseball players come in all shapes and sizes.  The Do-It-All Senior Mumper will be another player to watch in 2015.

PBR: Why did you choose Grand Canyon?

Mumper: I chose Grand Canyon because of the academic program and fit, coaching staff and location.  I also think I will have a chance to play fairly quickly and they will give me the best opportunity to succeed and hopefully stay in baseball as long as I can. The coaching staff was for sure my #1 reason of choosing GCU. They are in their second year of division I and are a growing program and I wanted to be apart of something bigger then I am.

PBR: Where did Grand Canyon first see you compete?

Mumper:  Grand Canyon first saw me at Orange Coast Community College in California in a summer tournament and also at the Area Code Game tryouts. They also saw me in the fall down in Arizona and I knew I had a lot of interest there so we also went to a camp.

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play during your first year on campus?

Mumper:  It is hard to say where I will fit in as a freshmen, I will have a chance to compete for playing time and will need to perform at a high level in order to get a chance to play a great deal, it will be up to me, GCU has no problem playing freshmen in their program. They also are very good with infielders and are also not scared to use their redshirts.

PBR: What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that will help Grand Canyon?

Mumper:  My biggest strength as a player is my ability to play all infield positions and they like to play "small ball" with a lot of bunting and running and that is a good thing for my game.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Mumper:  My dad has definitely had the biggest impact in my life with and without baseball, He has had a very big impact with Colorado baseball as well and it helped me turn into the player I am today.

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most exciting experience?

Mumper:  I played for slammers black in the summer and the most exciting experience last summer was going to Arizona in June and playing good competition and seeing good pitching everyday.

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher you have faced in Colorado?

Mumper:  Brent Schwartz

PBR: What are your goals both individually and for the team going into your senior season?

Mumper:  My goals are a team is to just compete day in and day out no matter who we are playing is to get out and play as hard as we can and I think if we do that good things will happen this spring. Also personally for me this spring imp just wanting to compete and help my team win as many games as we can along as getting ready for college baseball.