PinstripesPlus: Congratulations on being drafted. Tell us what it feels like to be a New York Yankee.
Kevin Carby: It's a real dream come true. I love it. The Yankees are a great team, and I'm real pumped to be drafted by such a good organization
PinstripesPlus: Talk about your game. What type of player do you see yourself as and how you can fit it with the Yankees?
Carby: I'm a contact hitter mostly but I do have some power. I like to steal bases whenever I'm on. I could definitely be defined as a middle infielder. I've got quick hands. I love baseball and I'm a pretty devote guy when it comes to it. I lift three days a week and run three other days so I work hard at it.
PinstripesPlus: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Carby: My strength is my hitting and my range in the infield right now. I do need to work on my arm in general, getting it stronger and more consistent.
PinstripesPlus: Who would you compare yourself to as a baseball player?
Carby: I think I play a lot like Robinson Cano in the way that we are both offensive type middle infielders and we're also both switch hitters. I think I'm gonna' end up at second just like him too.
PinstripesPlus: Were you expected to be drafted by the Yankees or were you surprised when they selected you?
Carby: I was actually surprised that the Yankees drafted me. I had talked to them twice, but the one time a scout came to see our game, I missed it. I was expecting maybe the Dodgers, and my coach had told me that the Braves were gonna' draft me. So when I heard it was the Yankees I was surprised but really pumped.
PinstripesPlus: Do you see yourself staying at shortstop or changing positions?
Carby: I think I'll start out at second in the minor leagues, but then I'll eventually play second base in the majors because I am more of an offensive middle infielder and those guys tend to play at second base.
PinstripesPlus: What would you say is your best baseball moment and why?
Carby: Probably being drafted both times, once after my senior year in high school and then a couple days ago. I was really excited after high school, but being drafted this time by the New York Yankees was even more exciting and I was really pumped up about it.
PinstripesPlus: What are your plans for right now? Do you plan on signing now and starting your professional career immediately?
Carby: Well I'm gonna' be under the control of the Yankees for all of next year, so for now I am going to play for Texarkana for all of next year and then try to sign with the Yankees after next season.
PinstripesPlus: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family?
Carby: My Dad is a truck driver and my mom is a school teacher, so I spent a lot of time with my Mom since my Dad was away a lot of the time. We're a close family which makes it great. I like to stay around the house but also go out and have fun sometimes.
PinstripesPlus: Tell us about your experience as a baseball player in High school and at Texarkana CC?
Carby: I played football and baseball in high school. I worked hard which also made baseball come so easily to me. When I got to college I realized I needed to work even harder, which ahs also made my experience at Texarkana come easy as well.
PinstripesPlus: What are your plans for the summer?
Carby: I'm gonna' be playing for a summer team in Junction City. And then when I get back home in August I'll start working out again with the Texarkana.
Q&A with 25th Round Pick Kevin Carby
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