The North Palm Beach Flamingos infielder is enjoying life on the east coast. Quitoriano is from Clovis, California and currently attends Menlo College.
Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself
A: I went to Clovis High School and then to Fresno City College. To myself I seem shy but when you get to know I’m really outgoing and a fun guy
Q: How long have you been playing baseball for and what made you start playing?
A: I started playing ball late compared to most guys; I started playing when I was 11. I started playing because I wanted to get this thing called Block C at my elementary school and I didn’t want to play volleyball so I chose baseball.
Q: How is it playing for head coach Nick White considering he is your coach at Menlo College?
A: It’s really nice playing for my coach. He allows us to be ourselves and have fun and show our personality. He lets us play the game our way.
Q: What’s are your goals for the season and in the future for you personally?
A: My goals for this summer season is to keep an OBP above .450. Batting average is a little low but all my ABs are good and I’m hitting the ball hard. For the fall and spring seasons to show all the hard work I’ve put in over the last 3 years and move up to our varsity team at Menlo and lock down my spot.
Q: How are you liking Florida compared to California?
A: Florida is really nice except for the humidity. I love it because I can drive 15-20 mph over the speed limit and the police won’t care. It’s nice being in a new area to see the world as well.
Q: How would you describe your personality on the field?
A: My personality on the field is not to be the leader but to feed off the energy of others and play my hardest. Just who I am, I’ve never been the leader figure, but I’ve always been a great follower and getting the others going. And on the field as a hitter, I describe myself as a pain because I can spray the ball all over the field and take any extra base.
Q: Do you have any superstitions or routines you have to do before any game?
A: I’m really weird. My superstitions is that I have to keep my hands really dry before game day. I also keep my distance from everyone and get into my zone. And the typical do not step on the white line. Lastly is to always text my dad before every game.
Q: Who’s your favorite player to watch? Why?
A: My favorite player to watch is Aaron Judge. He’s humble and a beast. He’s been my favorite player because I’ve been watching him since his freshman year at Fresno state in 2011.