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.
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!