Q&A with Underclass Invitational Participant Liam Mann

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

Prep Baseball Report Colorado is ready to hit the ground running in 2015 with two major events.  With the Underclass Invitational at Slammers South just two weeks away, limited spots are still available for this event. Over the next two weeks, PBR Colorado will continue to introduce you to 2017 and 2018 players who have committed to this event.  Continuing our second round look at registered players is Liam Mann, 5-foot-11, 140-pound, RHP/OF, 2018 from Chatfield High School.

PBR:  Describe yourself as a baseball player to those who have never seen you play:

 Mann:  I can hit to all fields, I have a strong arm. I read balls well in the outfield, and most of all I am passionate about the game.

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at?

Mann:  I am just beginning my Freshman year and I am looking forward to discovering what schools would be a good fit.

PBR:  What are your best assets on and off the field at this point in your high school career?

Mann:   Best assets on the field: played most every position, experience playing teams throughout the country, I am a strong all-around athlete that is very versatile   

Mann:  Off the field: have a field in my backyard to hit and throw on,  I have former high school college and professional players to work with

PBR:  What does your off-season preparation look like this year compared to you freshman year?

Mann:  I am a Freshman this year, but the difference from 8th grade year is that I am being more disciplined keeping my arm in shape and my skills sharp year-roud, and also I play basketball for my school, so lift weights and condition a lot during the winter, I am about to start taking BP with a former Pirates Pitcher who can still pitch well, 

PBR:  What is the best baseball advice you have received and try to follow to this point in your career?

Mann:  Be so great that they will have to notice you.

PBR:  What are your superstitions or routines that go on during a season?

Mann:  Although I have routines for every season, I don't have any superstitions, because then if you don't follow them I don't want them to impact me mentally.

PBR:  What are your goals for:

This Season: Focus more on developing as a player: squaring the ball up to the big parts of the field consistently, increasing arm strength to be able to throw the ball 275-300ft by end of season, continue consistent weight training to get stronger and faster 

Two Years: A stand out varsity player, having an arm velocity in the mid-high 80's, becoming a good curve ball hitter, 

Four Years:  On the way to becoming a good college baseball player, to be a good student with great study habits, and strong in my faith.

To see the current Underclass Invitational Roster CLICK HERE

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