5 Questions with Twins Prospect Brent Rooker
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins DailyThe Twins actually drafted Rooker in two different drafts. He was the team’s 38th round pick in 2016 and then the club took him with their supplemental first round pick, 35th overall, the very next year. Rooker worked his way to Triple-A last season where he was almost three years younger than the average age of the competition. Now entering his age-25 season, Rooker is on a path to make his big-league debut.
Twins Daily (TD): How do you feel like the season’s delayed start will impact your 2020 season?
Brent Rooker (BR): I’ll try to not let it impact me at all. We’re all at home preparing just like it’s the off season so theoretically we should all be ready to go when the time comes just like normal.
TD: What are your goals for the 2020 season?
BR: The goal for me for 2020 is obviously to get to the big leagues, but beyond just getting there is to make it up and perform well enough to contribute to major league wins.
TD: Did you notice a difference in the baseball at Triple-A last season?
BR: I think most guys could tell a difference with the way ball came off in AAA last year vs. in AA the year before.
TD: If you could envision your perfect MLB career, what would people say about you when all is said and done?
BR: I obviously wanna be a guy who has a lot of on field success, both individual and team; but I also want to be able to impact the people around me in a positive manner in more ways than just baseball.
TD: You can have dinner with three people (living or dead), who are they and why did you pick them?
Rooker decided to forego the final question because he thought it would be tough to pick just three people and he wouldn’t like his choices no matter how he answered it.
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