Interview With Prospect C.J. Beatty

Sam BornsteinContributor IJuly 30, 2010

ST. LOUIS - JULY 20: Randy Winn #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium on July 20, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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These 10 questions are just everyday questions. Please enjoy it!

Sam Bornstein: What does it feel like being in the MLB?

C.J. Beatty: It feels out of this world, words can't describe it. Its like living in a dream world everytime you go to the field.

SB: When you hit a homerun, what does it feel like?

CB: Outstanding is how it feels. It is hard work paid off.

SB: What does it feel like to sign a Contract worth that much money?

CB: Its a blessing and an honor, but all smiles when i saw the check.

SB: What was your favorite moment on your college team?

CB: There were many moments, but I would say the bus rides.Those guys were my family, my brothers. We had a great time!

SB: Do you like playing Shortstop of Leftfield better? Why?

CB: At first i loved to play shortstop growing up because I loved watching Derek Jeter. But playing in the outfield now has emerged as my new love. I just love throwing guys out and making hard catches.

SB: Why did you choose North Carolina A&T State University over all the other colleges, like LSU, Kentucky, NC State, Ohio State, Kansas, WVU, and Virginia?

CB: I chose NCA&T because of 3 things. First, the scholarship offer (full-ride 100%), Second, they are D-1, and Third, the school is 30 minutes from my house, not to mention I was playing everyday even if i wasn't doing to well. Thats what made up my mind.

SB: Is there player you hang out with the most?

CB: I hang out with Joe Mather, and Bryan Anderson (40 man roster guys) alot down here. Because of experience.

SB: If someone on your team gets promoted to the next team/Higher class team in minor leagues, how do you feel?

CB: I feel as if i need to work harder so that next call can and will be me!

SB: What do you do to prepare for games?

CB: It starts mentally. You have to be mentally strong to play this game. You can't just get by on just talent alone. You need to be mentally strong to have and edge in a game. ( I also take like 200 cuts off a tee before everygame)

SB: What do you do in the off-season?

CB: Nothing but Cardio Baby! I team up with the Carolina acceleration in Greensboro. North Carolina and they are the best at getting me prepared.

SB: What was your favorite MLB Team growing up?

CB: The Yankees because of my idol Derek Jeter. He is the man and Mr. Do it Right, and thats who I follow behind.