Matthew Menendez is a catcher for the Palm Beach Snowbirds. Menendez just finished his freshman year at University of Central Florida.
Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself (hometown, high school or anything about yourself you want to add)
A: My name is Matthew Menendez, I’m from Pembroke Pines Florida and attended elite squad baseball academy for high school.
Q: Why did you choose UCF to play collegiate ball?
A: Choosing UCF was easy. The atmosphere that UCF has and how it’s put together was something I wanted to be a part of. They have a great program, and I knew that it would be an easy place to call home.
Q: How long have you been playing baseball for?
A: I’ve been playing baseball sense I was 6 years old.
Q: What are you studying in school?
A: I am studying human Communications at UCF
Q: How did you find out about the CLPB and why did you want to play with them?
A: I found out at the CLPB league through a few friends that played in the league and from my coaches at UCF. The league offers good talent and gives the opportunity to get better at the sport I love.
Q: What’s are your goals for the season and in the future for you personally?
A: My goal for the season is just to become a better baseball player and just keep adding to my skill set. I want to be the player that could make an impact to a team, and I know I have to work hard to get to where I want to be.
Q: How would you describe your personality on the field?
A: My personality on the field is a mix of two things, having fun on the field and extremely serious. There are times for fun and times to lock in while playing so I try to keep it a good mix of both.
Q; Who’s your favorite player to watch? Why?
A: My favorite player to watch is Buster Posey. I enjoy watching him because he is an impact player and leads his team. He has been able to do what he does for many years, and I strive to be able to do that as well.