Prospect Q&A: 2018 Cade Beloso




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Name: Cade Beloso
School:
John Curtis
Position:
1B
Grad Year:
2018
Commitment:
Tulane


PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?
Beloso: I have an older brother that went through the baseball recruiting process and he gave me a lot of pointers to consider such as you can’t worry about who likes you or who doesn’t like you. I expected it to be a long stressful process which was the total opposite. During summer ball with the Louisiana Knights (where my recruiting really took off), Coach Jack Cressend from Day one said, “Enjoy the process and take it all in, you only do this once. Have fun playing ball”.

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision? 
Beloso: In a way it did, I wanted to play ball in the South somewhere. I love for my family to see my games and being closer to home would make it much easier.

PBR: Where did the college you chose first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
Beloso: Tulane first saw me at a camp I attended my freshman year, and I instantly felt in love with the place. I kept in contact with the coaches while working on my skills and trusting the process. The summer of my junior year the process kicked into full gear with the new coaching staff and had the opportunity to really bond with Coach Jewett and the rest of the coaches, which led to committing to Tulane.

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state, and why?
Beloso: I would say Blayne Enlow from St. Amant, without a doubt. He has 4 pitches he can throw for a strike in any count, including a nasty curveball.

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were an elite player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?
Beloso: My freshman year in High School when I made the varsity team, and started at 1st base the whole year where I competed well against some elite upperclassmen in the Houston Area. I then realized this “dream” of mine going to play college baseball could turn into a reality, and really dedicated all my time to focus both mental and physical aspects of the game trying to become an elite player.

PBR: What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?
Beloso: I was looking for a school I can get a great degree from knowing playing baseball will not be forever, a program with a strong coaching staff to help me get better as a ball player and become a better man than when I come in as a Freshman and lastly, a place where I felt like I was wanted. Tulane possesses all of these things and many more.

PBR: What is your best attribute as a baseball player and how does that transfer onto the field for your team?
Beloso: I believe my best attributes is being mentally strong and being a leader of the team. Baseball is a tough game and the worst thing you can do is break down and lose your cool. Being a leader helps the team by giving them someone to count on, and someone who will never lose trust in the person next to him.

PBR: What part of your game needs the biggest improvement, why, and what will you do to improve it?
Beloso: Speed and Agility, You can never be fast enough as a baseball player. Speed helps on defense and the offense part of the game. I am working hard this offseason with a running and lifting regimen to get quicker and more flexible while getting stronger.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?
Beloso: Never stop working - you have to train when others are not. Every time you are sitting around doing nothing, some player is training and working to take your spot.

Do everything you do 100%, whether it’s in the classroom or on the field. Grades make that extra difference whether a coach wants you or not.

Don’t settle for anything, there is always something you can get better at.

PBR: What do you do in the offseason to keep yourself in baseball shape and prepare for the upcoming season?
Beloso: We lift /run at school every day. I have a hitting schedule I follow at Elite Baseball Development with Coach Matt Gambill and I do speed and agility training at Sonic Boom trying to get quicker and more explosive.

PBR: What do you like most about the college you committed to and what were the key factors in making your decision?
Beloso: I love the energy that Coach Jewett and the rest of the coaching staff brings. Tulane is a great place to be around, one of the best universities in the south, excellent baseball program, and I strongly feel that being around Coach Jewett and the rest of the staff will make me a stronger and better person in the long run. no matter what I do.

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?
Beloso: Arkansas, Houston, and LSU.

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