The K Zone
July 19th 2017
Interviewed By Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy: I was wondering when you go from high school, minor leagues, to the majors, what was the biggest challenge when you reach each stage?
Alex Robles: The hardest thing was each level, I came across more and more players with the same abilities as me, and I had to learn to out work them and work on the mental side of the game just as much as the physical side. The people that separate themselves from the pack are the ones who recognize that talent alone isn’t going to be what gets you to the next level, but dedication, hard work, and being mentally strong will.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite thing about being a Twin?
Alex Robles: My favorite part about being a twin is really having a chance to work through the the farm systems and make it up with the team that drafted me.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Alex Robles: I love to just hang out with my friends in my off time, baseball takes up a lot of my time, but I love to go to the beach and relax with my small circle of friends
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Alex Robles: My favorite player growing up was Alex Rodriguez, I loved the way he played and he was the biggest star that I could remember.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite team growing up?
Alex Robles: The Yankees were my favorite team growing up.
Mike Duffy: Goals for this season?
Alex Robles: My goals for this season is just to get better in every aspect of my game, and just work hard every single day and really dedicate myself to this game as much as I can.
Mike Duffy: How did draft day feel?
Alex Robles: Draft day was amazing, my parents, my wife and her mom, and my friends were all just so happy that God gave me an opportunity to keep following my dream!
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite stadium?
Alex Robles: Chase Field is probably my favorite stadium.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite tv show?
Alex Robles: I Love “How I met your Mother”
Mike Duffy: Do you have a motto or a thing to do to get you out of a rough time?
Alex Robles: A motto that I have is just to “Seize the Day” I don’t let things ever be too big, and I always try and find a way to fix something if something is wrong, or if everything is going good, I find a way to get better, either as a baseball player, or as a Person.
Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball?
Alex Robles: I knew I wanted to be a professional the moment I watched the 2001 World Series, the excitement that I saw when the the D backs won, I got chills, and I just knew I wanted to be part of something like that when I got older.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite thing about playing infield?
Alex Robles: I’m playing some Infield and Outfield and hitting, I love to play every day, it’s hard to stay at 100% every day, but being able to help the team every day on the field and hitting is awesome.