The Elite Squad catcher is a vocal leader heading into his junior year at his new school Savannah State. Almodovar is from the Dominican Republic but, moved to Miami when he was 10.
Q: Why did you choose Cari Albert state college?
A: I chose Carl Albert because it gave me the opportunity to become a Juco Bandit and truly challenged me in all aspects of life from living in Miami to going to a small town by myself. It truly made me stronger.
Q: How long have you been playing baseball for and what made you start playing?
A: I’ve been playing baseball ever since I could walk, in my country it is a big tradition and I’ve loved it ever since I started.
Q: How did you find out about the Elite Squad and why did you want to play with them?
A: Growing up in Miami I always knew about Elite Squad so when I saw they were joining the CLPB I got in contact with the coaching staff and I have really enjoyed playing for them.
Q: What’s are your goals for the season and in the future for you personally?
A: I have a lot of goals for the future in this next season I am working towards becoming an All American and entering the MLB Draft, and competing for a World series title with my team. As far as outside of baseball I want to open a big hospitality company with the world’s biggest nightclubs, hotels, and restaurants. As well as opening my own hedge fund.
Q: How are you enjoying the season 1 month in?
A: I am having a lot of fun so far into this season, getting the chance to play against a lot of players from all over the country.
Q: How would you describe your personality on the field?
A: On the field my personality is a competitor and a leader. I always want to win and have success with my team. I also know how to have fun and enjoy the game.
Q: Do you have any superstitions or routines you do before any game?
A: My superstitions change throughout different seasons but what has always remained the same is thanking God before I step on the field to play. I also take a deep breath before every pitch to stay relaxed.
Q: Who’s your favorite player to watch? Why?
A: My favorite players to watch are Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina. They are the perfect combination for me because Pujols is a role model on and off the field you never hear about him getting into any trouble and he is humble and a beast. Molina because he is the perfect definition of a catcher leading the staff and doing whatever it takes for his team to win.