Getting To Know The 2011 Sounds: Pitcher Daniel Herrera

July 3, 2011 11:31 AM

Full Name: Daniel Ray Herrera

Position: Left-Handed Pitcher

Nicknames: D-Ray or Chief

Walk-Up Music: Link Wray & His Ray Men - Rumble

Resides: Austin, Texas

Hometown: Odessa, Texas

School: New Mexico Lobos

Something The Fans Don't Know About Me: I don't speak Spanish

Types Of Pitches I Throw and My Outpitch: Sinker, Cutter, Breaking Ball, and Screwball (outpitch)

Favorite Movies: Fight Club, Snatch, and Quentin Tarantino movies

Favorite Music: The Black Keys, Black Mountain, and Guns N Roses

Bookmarks: Funny or Die

Favorite Cartoon As A Kid: X-Men

Favorite Ice Cream: Edy's Girl Scouts Samoas® Cookies Ice Cream

Favorite Actor: Brad Pitt and Jason Statham

Favorite Restaurant: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Last Book I Read: Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden

MLB Player I Model My Game After: Fernando Valenzuela

Favorite Professional Athletes Growing Up: Nolan Ryan and Ken Griffey Jr.

Most Memorable Baseball Moment: My Major League Debut on June 3, 2008 at Philadelphia

Best Dressing Teammate: Chase Wright

Most Intense Teammate: Justin James

Funniest Teammate: Brendan "Big Guy" Katin

Favorite MLB Team: Texas Rangers

My First Car was: 1959 Chevrolet Apache

My Dream Car is: 1971 Chevrolet El Comino

I Currently Drive a: 2009 GMC Denali

My Hidden Talent is: Owning a Store in the Clubhouse

I'm Afraid of: Snakes

What's On TV: Swamp People and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

If I Wasn't Playing Baseball, I Would Be: Playing Drums

Favorite Athlete in Another Sport: German professional table tennis player Timo Boll

Favorite Nintendo Game: Dr. Mario

My Favorite City To Travel To: Chicago, Illinois

If I Could Face Any Batter, it would be: Willie Mays

Who would portray me in a movie about my life: A young Cheech Marin

Advice I Would Offer Kids Who Want To Play Professional Baseball: You have to really love the game to succeed and survive at this level

Most Underrated Baseball Skill That Kids Should Learn: Fundamentals and respecting the game

Favorite Place to Visit in Nashville: Grimey's Records

Person I Would Like to Meet Outside of the Baseball World: Willie Nelson

Most Influential On My Pitching Style: Fernando Valenzuela

My First Job and How Much I was Paid: Mowing Lawns - $20 per yard

One Thing I Cannot Live Without: My iPod - it has over 21,000 songs on it

My Dream Date: Leah Jung

Best & Worst Aspects About Being a Ballplayer:
Best: Being in the clubhouse
Worst: Traveling and no off days

My Welcome to Professional Baseball Moment was: Playing Rookie ball in Arizona in 100 degree heat

Most Influential in Getting Me to Where I am Today: My Father

Offseason Activities To Relax: Roam around Austin, Texas and listen to records

If I Could Be Anyone Else In The World For One Day, It Would Be: Willie Nelson

The Most Famous Person in my Cell Phone: Dusty Baker

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