Tuesday, February 12, 2008


The #9th ranked prospect put up a .346-.429-.579 line with 18 HR's in 2007

By Chuck Richter - Angelswin.com Senior Editor

The Angels organizational minor league player of the year slugged .538 between two levels, posting a .411 on-base pct. and clubbed 44 doubles. He showed a good approach at the plate walk 59 times, while fanning 89 times. Chris was kind enough to answer some questions today in attempts at giving fans a closer look at Chris Pettit the ball player and the person.

So with no further ado, let's introduce to you...

Chris Pettit (OF, Los Angeles Angels)

Q: (Angelswin) When did you start playing baseball?

A: (Chris Pettit) When I was 5 years old, coach pitch

Q: (Angelswin) Who was the most influential in your pursuit to the big leagues?

A: (Chris Pettit) My dad and my grandpa

Q: (Angelswin) What baseball player was your favorite growing up?

A: (Chris Pettit) Darin Erstad, Jim Edmonds, and Mike Piazza

Q: (Angelswin) Team you followed growing up?

A: (Chris Pettit) Angels and Dodgers

Q: (Angelswin) Best 1-game performance in your career to date?

A: (Chris Pettit) 5-5 game at High Desert with 2 HRs and 2 2Bs

Q: (Angelswin) What part of your game needs the most improvement?

A: (Chris Pettit) There's room to improve all parts of my game

Q: (Angelswin) What aspect of your game do you take the most pride in?

A: (Chris Pettit) Playing hard and hustling

Q: (Angelswin) Who impressed you both on the mound and in the batters box while you were with Cedar Rapids & Rancho last year, and why?

A: (Chris Pettit) at CR, I was impressed with Matt Manship from Beloit because of his command of his 2 seam fastball and good curveball. In Rancho I was impressed with Jesus Rodriguez from Inland Empire because he threw a pitch that we termed a splinker because it was like a combination between a sinker and a splitter and he threw it well for strikes with good movement on it

Q: (Angelswin) What was Chris Pettit's off-season like?

A: (Chris Pettit) I'm fairly laid back, I spent a lot of time with my friends relaxing after the fall league season was over. As far as work goes, I got a job working as a bartender at a nice little sports bar called Shipmates.


The lighter side of Chris Pettit


Q: (Angelswin) If there is one thing people should know about Chris Pettit the person, it is?

A: (Chris Pettit) I am extremely competitive at everything I do

Q: (Angelswin) What’s your favorite food?

A: (Chris Pettit) I'm a sucker for ice cream

Q: (Angelswin) What kind of music do you listen to?

A: (Chris Pettit) Anything and basically everything except for country

Q: (Angelswin) What’s your all time favorite movie?

A: (Chris Pettit) Either Gladiator or I'm a big fan of the SAW series

Q: (Angelswin) What's your most visited website?

A: (Chris Pettit) Yahoo Sports and MySpace

Q: (Angelswin) What do you like to do besides play baseball, what’s your hobby?

A: (Chris Pettit) I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with my friends

Q: (Angelswin) What person are you going to call first when you get promoted to the big leagues?

A: (Chris Pettit) My Dad, Mom, and Sister

That's it for now, but we'll be sure to catch up Chris again in Tempe in a few weeks.

Send comments or questions to charlesrichter@hotmail.com
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