The K Zone
December 5th 2016
Revised on December 3rd 2017
Interviewed By Mike Duffy
Kevin Gowdy was drafted by the Phillies in the second round this year and is now ranked as the #11 Prospect in the Phillies Organization. In 2015 he went on to help the Team U.S.A 18U team win a gold medal and some of his teammates included other top draft picks this year like Will Benson, Blake Rutherford, and the First pick of the Draft Mickey Moniak. Deciding to sign with the Phillies rather then attending UCLA, he knows what he wants; and thats to play professional baseball! Here my interview with Phillies next sensation Kevin Gowdy.
Mike Duffy: What went through you head when you were drafted?
Kevin Gowdy: The biggest challenge from high school to pro ball is probably how much work it is. In high school we’d only play 2-3 games a week, and pro ball is everyday.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Kevin Gowdy: My favorite hobby outside of baseball is probably going to the beach.
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Kevin Gowdy: My favorite baseball player growing up was Zack Greinke, but Nolan Ryan’s always been my favorite pitcher even though I never got to see him pitch.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite team growing up?
Kevin Gowdy: The royals were my favorite team growing up because my dads from Kansas City.
Mike Duffy: Goals for this offseason?
Kevin Gowdy: My goal for this offseason is to rehab my elbow really well so when I start throwing again in January I won’t have any pain or setbacks.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite stadium?
Kevin Gowdy: My favorite stadium is either Citizens Bank Park or Dodger stadium.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite movie?
Kevin Gowdy: My favorite movie would probably have to be Stepbrothers.
Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball?
Kevin Gowdy: I’ve always dreamed of playing professional baseball but it never really became a reality until later in high school.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite baseball memory?
Kevin Gowdy: My favorite baseball memory is winning a gold medal with the 18u USA baseball team in Japan.
Mike Duffy: What was it like to win the gold medal?
Mike Duffy: What is one takeaway after your first full season?
Kevin Gowdy: My first takeaway after my first full season is learning how to deal with adversity and keep my head up.
Mike Duffy: Who is your favorite Musician and song?
Kevin Gowdy: That’s a tough one, I don’t think I could choose a single favorite haha. But I am really into country and classic rock music.