The K Zone
January 24th 2018
Interviewed By Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy: What are some of the biggest differences you have experienced from baseball in Cuba and America?
Johan Oviedo: For me there are many differences, Cuba has a lot of talent, it just lacks the requirements to exploit the prospects and the boys who are going up, very good staff of coaches also in comparison here is what there is a lot of quality among all the players and they have all the requirements to develop all skills, is a very organized baseball and the minor leagues is about improving as a baseball player, in Cuba is played to win championships, tournaments and to represent Cuba.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite thing about being apart of the Cardinals Organization?
Johan Oviedo: What I like the most about representing the cardinals is that I represent a professional baseball team, I represent a team with a lot of history, with a lot of tradition and what I like most about a winning and competing team.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Johan Oviedo: Apart from baseball, outside of I like football and volleyball, from time to time I play some games, but what I do the most is to play FIFA with my friends, I like to share with family and spend time with my girlfriend!
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Johan Oviedo: My favorite player was Jose Fernandez, I followed a lot the story of “El Duque Hernández” today I try to catch the good of each pitcher and see if it helps me in my career.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite team growing up?
Johan Oviedo: Well, Cuba was the team where I was born in professional baseball in Cuba, where I could train and be among the guys that I once saw on television, I was in the pre-selection of the team but because of my age I just let me prepare with them since I had I attended school and played the championship of my age, I never saw much baseball because there was no internet but I always liked the Red Sox for video games and some players that I liked to watch!
Mike Duffy: Goals for this upcoming season and this off-season?
Johan Oviedo: My goal in this off-season was to work on my body and the things that I learned in my first year, that is, last year, to work on the small details of the pitching, of the movements and to concentrate on what I need for this year.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite stadium?
Johan Oviedo: I do not have it yet, but for now I liked my past State College team!
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite Movie? What is your favorite T.V. Show?
Johan Oviedo: I really like movies and series! It is what I do almost every day in my season, because it relaxes me and entertains me, I really like everything that has action, science and fiction, adventures, comedy, etc …
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