Prep Baseball Report

Q&A with Underclass Invitational Participant Lucas Quezada

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

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As we wrap up 2016, Prep Baseball Report Colorado is ready to hit the ground running for 2017 with two major events.  The Underclass Invitational event at Slammers South will take take place on January 29th. Over the coming weeks, PBR Colorado will introduce you to 2019 and 2020 players who have committed to this event.  Beginning our look is 2020 RHP/1B Lucas Quezada, Denver School of the Arts.

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

Quezada: When I’m pitching, I definitely try to make innings short; I attack batters and pitch efficiently.  I also make sure that I stay calm, cool and collect.  When I’m not on the field, I make sure I’m supporting teammates and make it a point to stay in the game.    

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at?  If you have already committed to play at the next level, why did you choose that particular school? 

Quezada: I can’t pinpoint one just yet because I’m still open to learning about different programs and I plan on visiting more schools in the near future before I make my decision. 

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

Quezada: On the field, my best asset is that I consider myself to be mentally strong above everything else.  I always strive for perfection by working tirelessly to get better everyday.  I’m professional and I appreciate constructive criticism, even when things don’t go my way, I’m able to bounce back by putting things into perspective.  I have grit and I never quit.   

Off the field, I’m independent and responsible. I stay on top of my schoolwork and training.  I feel in order to be a successful student athlete, I need to have a strong work ethic and be disciplined.  

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

Quezada: The best advice was ‘have a short memory.’

PBR: What does your off-season routine look like to prepare for the upcoming season?

Quezada: Without going into specifics, I like to long toss.      

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

Quezada: My only superstition is that I can’t give out my exact off-season routine, there’s too much competition.  

PBR:  What are your goals for: 

This Season: To be a big contributor to my team and support them in any way necessary. 

Two Years:  I hope to be committed to a school. 

Four Years: I expect to be ready to contribute to my college team as a freshman.