Scottsdale, Arizona —— On Tuesday evening ahead of the Salt River Rafters’ home game against the Mesa Solar Sox in Scottsdale, Baseball Census on-air host Sande Charles sat down with Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jake Gatewood for a far-ranging interview about his career and time so far this month in the Arizona Fall League.
The power-hitting corner infield prospect had plenty to say during the chat, not the least of which was his reveal to us that, once again, Gatewood has been given brand new contacts — literally as of Tuesday morning, in fact — because his vision keeps changing and he’s now finally wearing the right lenses to help him see the ball at the plate. That’s no small feat considering he’s expected to see and hit baseballs a long way for a living.
You can watch our full video interview with the hulking Milwaukee Brewers prospect here:
In addition to the contact lens news from Tuesday morning, Jake Gatewood and Sande Charles cover quite a bit of ground in this interview, including (but not limited to) where Gatewood sees a similarity between himself and Miguel Cabrera, why the first base prospect still idolizes big league shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, and what it’s like to be able to text Tulo and Manny Machado for advice from time to time — not a bad pair to listen talk about baseball.
In addition to watching our interview with the Milwaukee Brewers prospect at the Arizona Fall League above, we also got him on camera describing his stance and swing mechanics — we’ll be posting that to the Baseball Census YouTube channel shortly as well, and linking it here.