Stepping up to Bat with Derek Toadvine
Bat: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of Birth: 3/20/1992
Hometown: Springfield, OH
High School: Kenton Ridge High School
College: Kent State University
What is your biggest career highlight?
Scoring the winning run to advance to the College World Series.
Who is your favorite major league baseball player? Why?
Ken Griffey Jr. I liked the way he played in all aspects.
Have you played any other sports besides baseball?
Football – 5 years. Basketball – 7 years.
What are your hobbies?
Golf, hanging with friends, sports
What kind of music do you like?
All music. Rap, R&B, pop, country…
While growing up, who was the most influential person in your life and why?
Mom, because she raised me by herself.
Besides your on the field accomplishments, what would you consider your greatest triumph?
Becoming the first person in my family to attend college.
How did you start playing baseball?
I just always played wiffle ball with my grandfather.
If you could play catch with anyone (alive or deceased), who would it be and why?
Derek Jeter. Just to chat and pick his brain.
What would you do if you weren’t playing baseball?
Finishing my business degree.
What is your favorite…
Movie? Wedding Crashers
TV Show? Prison Break, Weeds
Video Game? MLB The Show
Athlete? Lebron James
Thing you take on the road? iPod & headphones