Area Code Baseball gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Samad Taylor, a middle infielder from Corona, Calif., who impressed at the Area Code Games in August in Long Beach, Calif.
NAME Samad Taylor
HIGH SCHOOL Corona High School
HOMETOWN Corona, California
FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL Playing with the best of the best and challenging myself to get better each and every day
IN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS, WHAT IS ONE ASPECT OF YOUR GAME YOU WANT TO IMPROVE ON My entire game because you can never get too good at something
FAVORITE PLAYER Jose Reyes
PRE-GAME RITUAL Listen to Jumpman by Drake and Future or anything by Young Thug
FAVORITE BASEBALL MEMORY Area Code Games 2015
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST Drakeo The Ruler
TELL US SOMETHING THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU I love crawfish!
IF YOU WEREN’T A BASEBALL PLAYER WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING Graphic Design
WORDS TO LIVE BY Don’t settle to just be OK, settle to be great
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY THREE PEOPLE (ALIVE OR DEAD) WHO WOULD IT BE? Kevin Gates, Lil Snupe, and Chief Keef
WHAT ARE SOME GOALS YOU HAVE SET FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON Win a league title and make first team all league
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY DOING TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON Working out a lot!