-The K Zone-
September 29th 2017
Interview 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?
Jon Duplantier: The biggest challenge is being on your own. You have to grow up a lot and be a grown man when maybe some guys aren’t ready for the responsibility.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite thing about being apart of the Diamondbacks?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite part about being with the dbacks is I get to play the game I love for and organization that is respectful and supportive.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite hobby besides baseball?
Jon Duplantier: I like to fish on my off days. Just relax and let my mind wander.
Mike Duffy: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite player growing up was Roger Clemens.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite team growing up?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite team was the Astros or Rangers. Anyone in Texas.
Mike Duffy: What was your favorite memory of this season?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite memory this season was being in the Futures Game.
Mike Duffy: What was it like knowing you were recognized for your great year on the MLB Pipeline team of the year?
Jon Duplantier: Being recognized for the team was awesome, because it brings attention to the dbacks farm system and all the work we’ve put in.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite stadium?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite stadium is Minute Maid.
Mike Duffy: What’s your favorite movie?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite movie is Space Jam.
Mike Duffy: Do you have a motto or a thing to do to get you out of a rough time?
Jon Duplantier: Just think about positive energy and count my blessings.
Mike Duffy: When did you know you wanted to play professional baseball?
Jon Duplantier: My mom said I first told her when I was young like 6 or 7.
Mike Duffy: What is your favorite thing about being a pitcher? Hardest thing about pitching? When did you start getting good at it?
Jon Duplantier: My favorite thing, is the one on one battle, the hardest thing, getting out of a bad streak, when I turned 20 I guess.
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