Mike Minor talks Long Journey to Becoming an MLB All-Star & Playing as Himself in MLB The Show

August 15, 2019 12:00 AM
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Fanatics View got a chance to speak with Rangers ace Mike Minor.

Minor spoke on his 2019 all-star selection, and overcoming obstacles to finally get his first nod.

“Yeah it felt really good”, he told Fanatics View. “I started my career as a starter, had shoulder surgery, came back in the bullpen. Last year I was a starter again, I was average at best, and when that happens people don’t believe in you. I made that a goal this off-season, and to have that come to fruition, and have Woodward tell me that day, it was a big deal. It was a great experience, meeting a lot of guys and enjoying it with Joey and Hunter.”

In addtion, Minor spoke on the popular baseball video game, MLB The Show.

“I used to play it in college, and later on I played and was really good at it – a lot better than in person. It’s pretty cool to see yourself and how similar it is to the way i throw – mechanics and everything”, he finished.

Finishing the interview, Minor spoke on some of his idols growing up.

“When i was a kid i used to follow McGuire, Sosa, and Griffey because i liked to hit home runs. I know that was the steroid era, but it was fun to watch as a kid; those guys hit the ball out of the ballpark almost every night. Me and my dad would watch the Braves games and watch Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz. He would tell me I could be just like Glavine. I would even watch Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee during college, and coaches would tell me I had similar style”, he finished.

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