Sandy Gaston Interview – Top 2018 International Prospect Series – Cuba  


The K Zone

May 6th 2018

Sandy Gaston

Interviewed By Mike Duffy

English & Spanish Versions


The question isn’t if Gaston can pitch. It’s whether he will be a starter or pitch out of the bullpen one day. The most skeptical scouts wonder if he will throw enough strikes. Here’s why: Gaston is an especially hard thrower. His fastball has been clocked as 97 mph and it’s not uncommon for him to sit at 94-95. That type of velocity is rare in any market and not surprisingly, some scouts wonder if he will be able to command the high velocity on a consistent basis. But his skill is extraordinary, and Gaston is the type of pitcher any club would like to put it in its system. In terms of secondary pitches, the belief is that those will develop once he signs with a team and receives daily instruction in an academy. Gaston gave up one hit, struck out a batter and walked one at MLB’s International Prospect Showcase in February. He didn’t show his best fastball or command. The right-handed pitcher is from Matanzas, Cuba, and trains with Yuan Pino. – MLB Pipeline

Mike Duffy: When did you start loving the game of baseball?

Sandy Gaston: From a very small age. I lived behind a stadium where I was always looking at everyone until at age 8 I started playing.


Mike Duffy: What is your favorite hobby?

Sandy Gaston: I like to spend time with my family! I also love my friends and baseball a lot of baseball.

Mike Duffy: What is your favorite movie?

Sandy Gaston: My favorite movie The Mercenaries


Mike Duffy: Who is your favorite baseball player?

Sandy Gaston: My favorite player is José Fernández. Rest in Peace.


Mike Duffy: What is your favorite food?

Sandy Gaston: A good rice congriz with a big bisted pork and French fries.


Mike Duffy: What do you love about Cuba?

Sandy Gaston: From Cuba I like everything especially the farms and the animals since I was little I was with my father.


Mike Duffy: Who is your favorite musician?

Sandy Gaston: My favorite musician listened a lot to Enrique Iglesias and Los 4un cuban group.



Mike Duffy: What are you most excited about for in the Major Leagues?

Sandy Gaston: My dream is to play in the big leagues and not only that, but to be someone in baseball. Baseball is something very important to me.


Mike Duffy: Do you have a motto or thing to do to get you out of a bad time?

Sandy Gaston: My family who has always been supporting and listening to me … they are my calm my breath to keep going .. they are my everything .

Mike Duffy: What is your favorite part about playing baseball?

Sandy Gaston: When I’m in the play I feel like my dream is coming true.


Spanish- Original Version

Mike Duffy: ¿Cuándo comenzó a amar el juego de béisbol?

Sandy Gaston: Desde muy pequeño .vivía detrás de un pley donde siempre estaba mirando a todos hasta q a los 8 años empezó a jugar ..

Mike Duffy: ¿Cuál es tu pasatiempo favorito?

Sandy Gaston: Me gusta pasar el tiempo con mi familia. amigos y béisbol mucho béisbol

Mike Duffy: ¿Cuál es tu película favorita?

Sandy Gaston: Mi película favorita Los Mercenarios

Mike Duffy: ¿Quién es tu jugador de béisbol favorito?

Sandy Gaston: Mi jugador preferido que en paz descanse José Fernández

Mike Duffy: ¿Cuál es tu equipo de béisbol favorito?

Sandy Gaston: Mi sueño es jugar en grandes ligas y no solo eso si no ser alguien en el béisbol

Mike Duffy: ¿Cuál es tu comida favorita?

Sandy Gaston: Un buen arroz congriz con un gran bisted de cerdo y papas fritas

Mike Duffy: ¿Qué te gusta de Cuba?

Sandy Gaston: De Cuba me gusta todo en especial la fincas y los animales desde chiquito andaba con mi padre el tenia una rica particular

Mike Duffy: ¿Quién es tu músico favorito?

Sandy Gaston: Mi musico favorito escucho mucho a Enrique Iglesias y Los 4un grupo cubano

Mike Duffy: ¿Qué es lo que más esperas cuando vas a las Grandes Ligas?

Sandy Gaston: Mi familia quien siempre a estado Apoyándome y escuchándome ..ellos son mi calma mi aliento a seguir adelante ..ellos son mi todo ..

Mike Duffy: ¿Tienes un lema o una cosa para hacer para sacarte de un mal momento?

Sandy Gaston: Cuando estoy en el pley me siento como si mi sueño se estuviera haciendo realidad. El béisbol es algo para mi muy importante.

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