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A Chat with Ricardo De La Torre

Posted by Travis M , 02 May 2018 · 700 views

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A Chat with Ricardo De La Torre The Minnesota Twins drafted Ricardo De la Torre in the 6th round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of BB Academy in Puerto Rico. The Twins assigned De La Torre to the GCL Twins and in 153 at bats he hit .268/.341/.359. In 42 games his fielding percentage from 3 different positions were a combined .900. I got the chance to interview him via. Instagram using Google Translate.

Me: What was one of the things that brought you to baseball?

Ricardo: One of the experiences that brought me to baseball was seeing my two brothers playing ball since childhood and they inspired me to play and I really liked baseball and thanks to my parents if it were not for them I would not achieve my dream.

Me: At what age was that?

Ricardo: At 5 years old

Me: Okay, what are some exercises or diets you do to keep fit?

Ricardo: Some of my exercises that I do is always work with my legs, strengthen my legs, that's where the strength is and I always work on continuing to strengthen my arm.
In the diet and that is already spoken with the nutritionist we already have a plan created to continue like this and my diet is to eat well and nutritious.

Me: What is one of your favorite foods of the diet?

Ricardo: One of my favorite foods is salad with breast.

Me: That would be my favorite too... But here's a different kind of question. How many Fortnite victories do you have?

Ricardo: Hahaha I have 45 victories in Fortnite

Me: Who is your favorite teammate to play with?

Ricardo: I always play with my brother, Royce Lewis.

Me: What connection do you think brings you two so close?

Ricardo: The connection was from high school when we played in All Americans and in our first year as a
professional we went to roommates.
And since then he really is one of my best friends.

Me: That's really great that you ended up in the same organization.

Ricardo: That’s it

Me: How many baseball cards do you think you have signed for fans?

Ricardo: I have signed many letters but I do not know how many specifically

Me: That is very nice of you to do that.
So, who was one of the most influential people in your baseball career?

Ricardo: One of the people was my parents.

I would like to thank Ricardo for answering these questions and I wish him luck on his way to the majors!

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