Meet the Player

Christian Bates – Varsity Baseball

Meet the Player: Christian Bates

What age were you when you started playing baseball?
I started playing baseball when I was 6 years old.

How many hours a week do you practice?
I practice around 31 hours a week.

Name one thing you are working to improve on right now.
One thing I am trying to improve is my mental game as well as not letting a bad thing change my performance.

What is something that you need to do before a game?
Before a game, I normally take a scoop of Preworkout.

How would your teammates describe you?
My teammates would describe me as a hardworking and relentless athlete.

Who is your role model, and why?
My role model is my dad because he is the reason that I am the person I am today.

What is the hardest thing about baseball?
For me, the hardest thing about baseball is putting in full effort in the classroom, the field, and the gym everyday.

What is something that stresses you out about baseball, and why?
Not being good enough stresses me out because if you aren’t good enough, there’s no one to blame. It’s just you alone to blame for not using the time that was given.

What is a recent accomplishment you are proud of, and why?
I am proud that I received my first college offer/scholarship because this has never happened before and it’s something new.

What is something you want to do before you graduate?
Before I graduate, I want to hit 315 pounds on the bench press.

What is one thing about yourself that most people do not know?
A lot of people do not know that I started my own fitness brand when I was 17.