Stepping up to Bat with Derek Toadvine

SIY_DerekToadvine_CarouselName: Derek Toadvine

Position: Infielder

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

Twitter: @dtoad2KSU

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…

Food? Bacon

Movie? Wedding Crashers

TV Show? Prison Break, Weeds

Video Game? MLB The Show

Athlete? Lebron James

Thing you take on the road? iPod & headphones

2 Comments

Good kid,and a hometowner! We are proud to say we know, Derek. Feel like he has what it takes and a great future ahead of him,

J&D Williams Springfield Ohio

hope you will use this!

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