Dodger Draft Pick Q&A: Theo Alexander

Get to know Dodgers' 7th round draft pick, Theo Alexander.

Jared Massey: Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions, Theo! First, tell us a little about yourself. Where you grew up, how you got into baseball.

Theo Alexander: I grew up in Kirkland, Washington and started playing baseball at around 5 years old. I got into it by all of my frienda playing it so I played to hangout with all of them not knowing the opportunities that would have been given to me.

JM: If you could, give us a scouting report of yourself. Your skillset, your current height/weight.

TA: I'm 6'2 205. My skill set would be mostly my bat. I have power to all fields and will gain more over time. And my arm and range in the outfield will increase over time as well.

JM: What type of player are you? A speedy, leadoff guy? A middle of the order masher? Somewhere in between?

TA: I've hit middle of the order all of my life so I'd say that I fit near the middle of the line up.

JM: What past or current players do you admire or pattern yourself after?

TA: I admire Ken Griffey Jr. and Matt Kemp. They are great players and play the game well.

JM: Now, getting into your career. Tell us about the experience of playing at Lake Washington for the past 4 years. TA: My experience at LW has taught me how to deal with a lot of adversity and has taught me a lot of life lessons.

JM: How have you evolved as a player from the time your Freshman year til now?

TA: I've evolved in the way of being mentally and physically stronger. I've grown in every way possible.

JM: What other sports did you play in high school? How did it help you develop as a baseball player?

TA: I didn't play any other sports in high school. Only baseball. It's always been my true love and passion.

JM: What was the highlight of your high school career?

TA: My highlight was growing as a team and making it to playoffs all 3 years of me being at LW.

JM: Now that you're a pro, what are your goals, both short term and long term?

TA: My short term goals are to make it to the big leagues as fast as possible and my long terms are to be one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game.

JM: Lastly, if Dodger fans had to know just one thing about you, what would it be?

TA: They should know that I love big crowds and when everyone comes and supports the squad!!

JM: Thanks for taking the time, Theo and good luck!