KJ Scobey Announced as 12U Homerun Derby Hitter at the 2017 MLB All Star Games
KJ wins Semi Finals Headed to All Star Game
Scobey will now hit at the 2017 MLB All Star Games on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Marlins Park. He will compete against 7 other 12U Competitors for his chance to be the 2017 12U National Home Run Derby Champion.
A Look Inside HB Sports Youth Factory Hitter KJ Scobey
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An interview with our first HB Sports Sponsored baseball prospect KJ Scobey.
Exactly who is KJ Scobey?
When is your Birthday? May 23, 2005
What is your height and weight? 5ft. 90 pounds
What is your number you wear on your uniform? Is it special to you and why? #23 or #45 for Michael Jordan, #34 Harper, #17 for Bryant, when I was younger #2 for Jeter.
Favorite movies? Coach Carter, Remember the Titans, Rocky movies
Favorite Food? Steak or pizza
What positions do you play? Which do you like best?
Utility I like best, but most coaches like me at Shortstop, 2nd, and Catcher.
How Many Home Run Derbys have you entered?
I have competed and won 6 out of 6 so far. I have another one coming up in May to try to qualify for the youth MLB homerun derby 2017.
What Does Scobey use on the Diamond?
Favorite Bat? Been hitting the Louisville Slugger 917 31-19 from HB Sports. They also sent me a DeMarini Zen but I don’t like the big barrel as much yet. I rely on bat speed and can swing a smaller barrel faster.
Batting gloves or No? HB Sports batting gloves at practice when I have blisters but like the feel of the bat and tape so in a game no gloves.
What Bat Bag do you use: HB Sports sent me the DeMarini Black Ops Bag and I like it a lot. Has a lot of room and wheels work well.
What are your biggest accomplishments in your young career so far?
- USSSA All American Team 2x, - GSA State Champ MVP 2x, - USSSA Select 30 ticket winner, - Won Youth Baseball Homerun Derby this summer, - Won 2 MLB JR. Homerun Derbies, - Made All Star Team in Youth Baseball in Myrtle Beach, which I playing up an age group - Won FL. Cal Ripken FL State Championship ALL Stars.
I have Won A LOT of medals and rings in Tournaments.
HB Sports has been very supportive the last couple years. I am very blessed to have their support and makes me want to show them my appreciation by doing well and acting right.
Who has gotten you to where you are today, who would you like to give thanks to for helping you get there?
I spend so much time with my Dad and so lucky to have him to do everything I do, my Mom's support is more than I could ask for.
I think it was the hours of practice and my dad says I learn quickly.
I would like to give thanks besides my parents; HB Sports, Stampede Baseball, my Grandma, always on game changers, My dad’s softball friends: Luis Merejo, DirtySports Wear, Florida Baseball Heaven, and so many more I am forgetting.
Note to KJ from us at HB Sports:
Thank you for your constant dedication, sportmanship, work ethic, and most of all... your persona on and off the field! Your goals will be met because of these efforts you give.
As a Coach myself, you are the type of young man we look for during tryouts, natural talent mixed with worth ethic and hustle. We are excited to watch you grow on and off the field.
We are extremely happy to have you as part of the HB Sports Family! - Chris Bastien