The K Zone
August 31st 2017
Interviewed By Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy: I was wondering when you go from high school, minor leagues, what was the biggest challenge when you reach each stage?
Tyler Watson: The biggest obstacle even moving one level to the next is to understand that you got there for a reason and changing anything will not help. Be yourself.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite thing about being a Twin?
Tyler Watson: I’ve met a lot of great teammates so far being a Twin.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Tyler Watson: I love to read, I guess the best thing I can do while playing baseball is try to educate myself anyway I can.
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Tyler Watson: I will always be a Big Papi fan.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite team growing up?
Tyler Watson: My dad is from Boston so I grew up a Red Sox fan.
Mike Duffy: Goals for this season?
Tyler Watson: This season I just want to learn from my mistakes and my successes. Never forget what got you there and never forget what didn’t work.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite stadium?
Tyler Watson: My favorite stadium is probably Chase field because I grew up there!
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite movie? What is your favorite tv show?
Tyler Watson: My favorite movie is it’s a wonderful life! My favorite show is 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?
Tyler Watson: Lord we know what we are but know not what we may be.
Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball?
Tyler Watson: I’ve always wanted to be a professional baseball player from day one.
Mike Duffy: What do you enjoy most about staying with host families during the season?
Tyler Watson: Staying with host families have given me connections and experiences that I’m extremely thankful for.
Mike Duffy: For a shout out to your old teammates lol! What do you miss most about your time in the nationals organization?
Tyler Watson: Wow haha I think about my boys all the time. Still hasn’t sunk in that I won’t see them very often anymore but I’m so thankful that my best friend Blake Perkins lives in Arizona so I can still see him!
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite thing about being a pitcher? Hardest thing about pitching? When did you start getting good at it?
Tyler Watson: I love being a pitcher because it’s so strategic, hardest thing about pitching and almost anything is not letting your head get in the way even though it’s a mental craft. I started getting good my senior year of high school once I realized I wasn’t as good as I thought I was!
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