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Hunter Steinmetz Leaves it All on the Field

11th round pick strives to be the best he can be every night

Hunter Steinmetz Leaves it All on the Field

June 13, 2018

Photo credit: Andrew Jansen

Photo credit: Andrew Jansen


Outfielder Hunter Steinmetz strives off facing the best of the best. With this in mind, there’s no question why the 11th round pick is ready to begin his pro career.

“I am looking forward to playing against the best every day in pro ball,” said Steinmetz. “Playing against the best always pushes me to do better, whether I am successful against a certain pitcher or not.”

But Steinmetz had few issues finding success at the plate in college. Finishing his collegiate career with an impressive .308/.418/.444 slash line at Missouri State; Steinmetz put up consistent numbers all three years he played for the Bears, which is something he’s very proud of.

“I take a lot of pride in putting up consistent numbers,” stated Steinmetz. “Consistency is the name of the game and if I’m failing to be consistent at the plate I know I’m not working hard enough.”

The prospect does more than just work hard at the plate, he also strives to be a reliable outfielder that can make a play on any ball that’s hit in his direction.

“I am confident that any ball that is hit in the air in my general area should be caught,” explained Steinmetz. “I take pride in no balls dropping near me, whether I have to run into a wall or dive.”

Fans should be excited to see how Hunter Steinmetz’s career pans out, as he leaves it all on the field.