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 AC Games Home Run Derby contestant Trevor Hauver to talk about the Major League Baseball, high school preparation and non-baseball interests.
Hauver, a 6-foot 185-pound middle infielder out of Chandler, Ariz., is committed to Arizona State.
NAME Trevor Hauver
HIGH SCHOOL Perry HS
HOMETOWN Chandler, Arizona
FAVORITE PLAYER Ken Griffey Jr.
PREGAME RITUAL I grab my bat and visualize my ABs
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY Playing at Area Code and participating in the Home Run Derby
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL Hitting against top tier pitching
ONE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME YOU WANT TO IMPROVE ON Speed
IF YOU WEREN'T A BASEBALL PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Playing football
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY 3 PEOPLE (ALIVE OR DEAD), WHO WOULD IT BE? Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood and Heidi Watney
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST Drake
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY DOING TO PREPARE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON? Getting stronger and faster. Continuing to hit
WHAT ARE SOME GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON? Win a state championship and break every offensive school record
FAVORITE PERSON TO FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA Tyrann Mathieu
WORLD SERIES PREDICTION Cubs vs. Red Sox. Red Sox win
FAVORITE PLAYER IN THE MLB Mookie Betts
IF YOU WERE A GM AND COULD PICK ONE PLAYER TO START YOUR FRANCHISE WITH, WHO WOULD IT BE Mike Trout
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE EMOJI AND WHY Crying/Laughing face. I like to laugh and have fun.
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE SONG TO SING IN YOUR CAR “Call Me Maybe”
WALK-UP SONG “Going Down For Real”
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU HEAR PEOPLE REFER TO "MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN?" Baseball should be fun . . . that’s why we started playing this game
FAVORITE PREGAME MEAL PB&J
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR X FACTOR IS? My bat speed
BEACH OR THE MOUNTAINS? Beach
WHAT'S THE LAST SONG YOU LISTEN TO BEFORE GAMES “Cinderella Man”
WHO HAS THE NASTIEST PITCH IN BASEBALL? Steven Wright's knuckleball
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? T-HAUV
WHO HAS THE BEST LINEUP IN THE MLB? Boston
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