Behind The Scenes gives you an inside look into the lives of the nation's top high school baseball players. We sat down with 2016 New Balance All-Area Code Team catcher Calvin Greenfield to talk about his preparation, goals for the spring and off-field interests. Greenfield, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher from Chicago, batted .714 (5-for-7) with two RBIs in the 2016 AC Games for the Chicago White Sox squad.
NAME: Calvin Greenfield
HIGH SCHOOL: Jensen Beach High
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL: My favorite thing about baseball is the opportunity to compete on a daily basis. Everyday is a new day with new goals
ONE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME YOU WANT TO IMPROVE ON: I always want to improve how I approach calling games
FAVORITE PLAYER: Cal Ripken Jr.
PRE GAME RITUAL: Foam Roll to pre-game playlist. Must high-five everyone on the team
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY: Winning gold at Tournament of Stars
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY 3 PEOPLE (ALIVE OR DEAD), WHO WOULD IT BE: Cal Ripken Jr., LeBron James, and Michael Jordan
WHAT ARE SOME GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON:
Be a leader defensively and a big bat in the middle of the line up
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON: Lifting, hitting, throwing, and doing defensive work everyday and getting ahead on all my schoolwork.
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST: Chance the Rapper
WORDS TO LIVE BY: Never get outworked
WORLD SERIES PREDICTION: Nationals beat the Red Sox in 7 games
FAVORITE PLAYER IN THE MLB: Josh Donaldson
IF YOU WERE A GM AND COULD PICK ONE PLAYER TO START YOUR FRANCHISE WITH, WHO WOULD IT BE: Russell Martin
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE EMOJI AND WHY: The laughing face because I use it the most.
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE SONG TO SING IN YOUR CAR: End of the Road by Boyz II Men
WHAT WOULD YOUR WALK UP/WALK OUT SONG BE RIGHT NOW: Too Much Sauce by Future
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR "MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN": I think of all the energy and hustle superstars like Bryce Harper bring to the game
IF YOU WERE THE COMMISSIONER OF THE MLB, WHAT IS ONE CHANGE YOU WOULD MAKE TO THE LEAGUE: I would take away instant replay
ROLE MODELS OUTSIDE OF BASEBALL: My parents
FAVORITE PREGAME MEAL: Rice cakes with Nutella and a banana
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE INSTAGRAM/SNAPCHAT FOLLOW: DJ Khaled
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR X FACTOR IS: Handling a pitching staff, calling games, and baseball instinct
WHAT SEPARATES YOU FROM THE REST OF YOUR PEERS: Work ethic
MIKE TROUT OR BRYCE HARPER: Bryce Harper
WHO HAS THE NASTIEST PITCH IN BASEBALL: Clayton Kershaw's slider
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES: Cal, Iron Man
WHO HAS THE BEST LINEUP IN THE MLB: Chicago Cubs
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