On the Recruiting Trail: '16 C/1B Jake Goodreau (Southwick Tolland)

By Dennis Healy
PBR MA Director of Scouting

Jake Goodreau, C/1B, Southwick Tolland, 2016

PBR: How is the fall going and what are your plans throughout the fall?

Goodreau: The fall season is going extremely well. I am getting a ton of exposure with the teams I am playing with. The Mass AP royal team in the Showcase League is a very strong team and we attract a lot of scouts to our games. I am also playing with the East Cobb New England Expos. I will be traveling down to Fort Myers, Florida with them for the Perfect Game WWBA tournament. After this fall my plans consist of a lot of strength and conditioning workouts and a lot more college visits.

PBR: What are your goals as the spring season approaches?

Goodreau: As the spring approaches my personal goals are to simply help bring a Western Mass championship to Southwick. Southwick has never won a Western Mass championship, and I believe my teammates and my coach deserve it, so this is my number one goal.

PBR: How is the recruiting process going for you and how are dealing with it?

Goodreau: My recruiting process has been going on for about a year and a half. I'm taking my time with the process because I am hoping to find the right fit for me academically, athletically, and socially. I am taking it all in and enjoying it because you only go through this process once.

PBR: What strengths do you bring the diamond and what are you looking to improve upon?

Goodreau: Some strengths I bring to the game are is leadership, and the ability to help my teammates when they need it. I try to make everyone around me better and I try to challenge my teammates. One thing I would like to improve on is trying to be too perfect. Baseball is a game of failure and I am beginning to realize this and how important the mental aspect of baseball is.

PBR: Who do you enjoy watching in the MLB right now?

Goodreau: My favorite player to watch in the MLB is Salvador Perez, the catcher for the Kansas City Royals. I love watching him playing because he always has fun and brings so much energy to the game. He is an electrifying player too watch, plus he has a hose for an arm.

PBR: Who has influenced your life the most?

Goodreau: I a lot of influential people in my life. Between all my coaches, my teammates, and my parents. They have all taught me so much and I owe all my success, whether on the field or off, too them. They all take their own time to help me in whatever it is I need help in and I couldn't have done it without them

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