While getting to know Will Benson, Outfielder and Designated Hitter for the Cleveland Indians, it was easy to understand how his infectious style and spirit sets him apart. Will was drafted to the Cleveland Indians as the 14th overall pick in the 2016 First Round not just for his baseball skills, but who he is as a person.
While getting to know Alex Kirilloff, Outfielder for the Minnesota Twins, it was easy to see that although he took an unusual path, it led still led him to his dream of becoming a First Round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Alex took online classes instead of attending High School and was able to dedicate more time to his dream, a direction he felt God was leading him to.
While getting to know Bowdien "Bubba" Derby, it didn't take long to notice a small detail that makes him different than a lot of athletes. Getting drafted to the MLB out of college can leave a lot of room for highlighting strikeout records and boasting an impressive ERA as a rookie. Instead, he highlighted the importance of thinking simple – one pitch at a time – and boasting about following God's plan for him, not his own.