Player Spotlight
Ryan Mintz
  • Infielder & Pitcher
  • Willowbrook High School
    Graduating Class of 2019

Baseball Questions

  1. What age did you start playing baseball and who helped get you involved playing baseball as a kid?
      I started when I was 3 Years old. I grew up in a baseball family and my Grandpa was really into baseball so I picked it up from him and my family.
  2. What is one of your best baseball memories playing youth baseball – before the age of 15?
      Playing at Sunset Knolls and playing under the lights. My absolute favorite was hitting a home run.
  3. Name one of your favorite tournaments you have ever played in and why?
      Perfect Game, Georgia – the competition, the fields and playing against teams from all over the country was fun and a different experience.
  4. Why do you continue to train and work hard to play this sport? What are a few of your goals for your baseball career?
      I want to keep getting better and move on to the next level. I want to play baseball at a good college and long-term would like the opportunity to play pro baseball.
  5. What made you choose to play travel baseball? What is the main focus of your current 17U season?
      I chose to play travel baseball because I wanted to play more baseball all year round. The competition level is high and I like the opportunity to play out of state tournaments against different competition. My main focus is to compete and win baseball games with my team and to play at a high competitive level all season.
  6. What are you excited about for this upcoming summer?
      Playing at a high level with my team and teammates!

Random Questions – Rapid Fire!

  1. If you could be any animal in the world what would you be? Tiger
  2. Favorite Baseball Team? Cubs
  3. Fly, breathe underwater, or run as fast as a cheetah? Fly
  4. Favorite video game? Fortnite
  5. What current Pirates Baseball Chicago teammate would be the class clown? Christian Seegers

Player Advice

    If you could give the younger players in the organization a piece of advice for their own personal baseball careers, what would that advice be?
    Keep working hard and no matter what the situation, never let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything. Think fastball and adjust to the curve.