Baseball is in my blood. Literally. My dad was born in the Dominican Republic and his grandfather played in the Dominican major league. Both my dad and my great-grandfather are inspirations to me as a player. Thanks to my dad I have played baseball since I could hold a bat. Winters are long in Vermont so it wasn't uncommon to be playing catch in snow boots or doing BP in a freezing garage. But, that just helped me realize how much I love baseball. All the choices I’ve made are stepping stones toward this goal. This year I decided to skip playing basketball at my high school to train harder for baseball. I faced a lot of tough conversations with my basketball coaches, but in the end I was committed to the decision and it has only improved my game. I also played varsity football this year as a walk on and I realized training for football and baseball have a lot of similarities. I approach the game like chess where I try to look a few moves ahead while staying in the present. Living in Vermont has only strengthened me as a player and given me the work ethic to succeed in baseball. The hard work and dedication are why I am where I am today. I am looking for a chance to play baseball at college while pursuing a degree in Architecture or Engineering.