We were able to get in contact with Aiken’s Tray Roberts recently and he agreed to answer some questions for BLF. Roberts, an outfielder committed to South Carolina, is one of the top prep players in South Carolina.
Matt Grabusky: How old were you when you started playing baseball?
Tray Roberts: I started playing baseball when I was 6.
MG: At what point did you realize that you had a chance at a future in the sport?
TR: Around the age of 14 I realized I could go beyond high school even college if I kept working.
MG: What do you feel are the strengths of your game?
TR: The strengths of my game would be my defense, arm strength, speed, and instincts.
MG: What aspects of your game do you feel need the most work?
TR: I believe I can work on all aspects of my game, but swinging the bat with more confidence would be the main thing I focus on.
MG: Is there a player in the Majors who you would compare yourself with, or who you model your game after?
TR: I like to compare myself to Adam Jones, he plays the same style of game I do.
MG: Who has had the most influence on your baseball career?
TR: All of my coaches and my mother have been my motivators throughout my career.
MG: What have been your best experiences on a baseball field?
TR: Playing in the Metrodome this past summer with the top players in the country was a great experience.
MG: In baseball ended tomorrow, you would?
TR: If baseball was to end tomorrow, I would pursue my career in nursing or network engineering.
MG: What is something that baseball fans would be surprised to learn about Tray Roberts?
TR: People of the baseball world would be surprised to know I can do a split or I watch ABC Family girly shows.
I would like to thank Tray for taking the time to answer questions for Big League Futures and our readers.