Blue Jays: An Interview with Jordan Groshans

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 17: A detailed view of a Gatorade cooler and a baseball glove sitting on the field during the Detroit Tigers Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 17, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 17: A detailed view of a Gatorade cooler and a baseball glove sitting on the field during the Detroit Tigers Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 17, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Jason Day of Australia plays a shot from a bunker on the fifth hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 09, 2020 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Jason Day of Australia plays a shot from a bunker on the fifth hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 09, 2020 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Lee: I’d like to end off the interview with a few questions that show Blue Jays fans more about Jordan Groshans the person, rather than Jordan Groshans the baseball player. I know you’re a big Fortnite, Call of Duty guy. Are there any other cool hobbies or passions other than baseball that you have?

Groshans: I would say playing Call of Duty and golfing are definitely my two favourites. I’m also a big movie guy. Me and my grandmother, we go to movies all the time – that’s kind of our thing. I’ve seen every movie out, still working on a few, but those are things I like to do because you play a lot of baseball games in a year and your mind needs a break. You need to get away from the game sometimes and give yourself that kind of mental relief so those things to me are a great help.

Lee: Do you have a favourite baseball player or player that you’ve modeled your game around?

Groshans: So, I have a favorite player – Francisco Lindor. He’s a leader on and off the field. I really like that guy, really like how he plays the game and how he handles himself. I actually don’t model my game off of anybody. I think that I’m a unique player. I don’t want to be like Mike Trout, I want to be the next Mike Trout. I want to be that type of player and that’s how I’ve always been. I’ve tried to be my own person and that’s something I take great pride in.

Lee: And finally, is there a fun fact about Jordan Groshans that Blue Jays fans should know?

Groshans: That’s a good one. I’m actually very good at juggling. People don’t know that but when I was in middle school and in high school, I used to practice a lot. I used to be able to do six baseballs at a time. I haven’t done it in a while, so I don’t know if I can do it anymore but I used to be really good at it. I don’t know why. It was just something I did in my room when I was bored. If I couldn’t play video games or if I was tired, I was like, “Hey, why not try this?” So that’s something I’m really good at.

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On behalf of Jays Journal, I’d like to thank Jordan Groshans for taking the time to interview. Make sure to follow Jordan on Twitter @groshansj10!

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