Hey Fans! Chad Tracy coming to you from Surprise, AZ, home of the Texas Rangers and Surprise Rafters. I guess I should start with a little bit of background about myself. I have been with the rangers since the 2006 draft. I was drafted out of Pepperdine University as a catcher, but have since learned to play left field and first base. I grew up in Florida and California, attending a couple years of high school in each place before getting a scholarship to play at Pepperdine. I loved every second of college and helped the Waves to 3 conference championships and three regional championship appearances from 2004-2006. As I said before, I was drafted in 2006 and have played at 4 levels since being drafted, most reently with the Frisco Roughriders of the Texas league. It has been a great climb so far, and I can only hope for more positive things to happen in the future.
I have been back in Arizona since the 17th of September working out with our instructional league team. We started work with the fall league team on the 2nd of October and it has gone great so far. The workouts have not been too taxing, just covering a lot of the basics, taking BP, and a little live pitching. It’s been nice to spend a lot of time getting to know everyone and catching up with the guys that we already know. I played with or against alot of my fall league teammates during college or my first couple years of pro ball, so it’s been pretty easy in that regard.
Other that that, all I can say is we are pretty excited about strapping it on for real tomorrow. Practice is necessary, but it’s always exciting to get out there and play the first game. It seems like everyone is pretty enthusiastic about having the oppurtunity to be here and our coaching staff are good people and competitors as well. Seems like everything is in place to have a solid month and a half of baseball. Look forward to seeing everyone at the games!
I’d be glad to answer any questions you might have. Just write me a message.