Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Profile on Albert Cartwright

Hey. Here's a nice little profile on minor-leaguer Albert Cartwright:

Reporter Brent Stubbs:
Cartwright, whose journey took him from Queen's College and Freedom Farm where he started as a catcher to Heritage High School where he was transferred to the outfield, is now playing for a role as a second baseman in the Astros' minor league pipeline.

Cartwright:
"I feel good. Last year, I was hitting the ball pretty good until I broke my arm. But I'm back now. So I hope to have a much better season. It's tough, but you have to think about it as a game. And going out there, I just try to have as much fun as I can and not try to put too much pressure on myself...

...Sometimes you think about it and start to put pressure on yourself. But you just have to put in your mind that if you make it, you make it. If you don't, you don't. If it's my time, I know I will make it. In spring training, we're just trying to secure our jobs. The best players in spring training are probably the ones who will start during the regular season. There's a lot of players, like about 2-3 in each position, so you have to go out there and work hard. But I really try to enjoy the whole aspect of the game."


How does he feel now?
"I came back a little too early and I kind of struggled a bit. But it's fine. I'm back to 100 per cent and I'm ready to play."

1 comment:

Steve Duer said...

Nice to see him with a G-stros hat on in the pic.

Albert was delayed his draft year in G'ville because he had visa problems. The second year, he and Altuve split time at 2nd. The fact that he went up and Altuve stayed back surprised me when it occurred. But it also told me what the Heck & Co. thought of him.