Meet The GJ Rockies

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to GJ Rockies players and some of their favorite things. In this installment, meet Justin Valdespina, Pedro Gonzalez, Javier Guevara, Shael Mendoza, and Joey Bartosic.

Photo by Todd Bennett

Pitcher Justin Valdespina

Favorite baseball memory? My first pro appearance last year

Favorite baseball player? Pedro Martinez

What would be your dream job? Run my own baseball facility to stay involved in the game

Favorite superhero? Batman because he’s elusive

What are some of your hobbies? Music, movies, watching basketball

Favorite movie? Get Out

Photo by Todd Bennett

Outfielder Pedro Gonzalez

Favorite baseball memory? My seven RBI game on the Dominican Summer League team

Favorite baseball player? Alex Rodriguez

What would be your dream job? A basketball player even if I don’t think I’m that good at it

Favorite superhero? Thor

What are some of your hobbies? Watch and play basketball, video games

Favorite movie? Transporter 3

Photo by Todd Bennett

Catcher Javier Guevara

Favorite baseball memory? Getting a walk off while playing in the DSL against the Cardinals

Favorite baseball player? Alex Rodriguez

What would be your dream job? Football player

Favorite superhero? Superman

What are some of your hobbies? Listen to music

Favorite movie? The Fast and the Furious

Photo by Todd Bennett

Infielder Shael Mendoza

Favorite baseball memory? When we got to playoffs

Favorite baseball player? Robinson Cano

What would be your dream job? A track runner

Favorite superhero? The Flash because he is super fast

What are some of your hobbies? Playing dominoes

Favorite movie? The Fast and the Furious

Photo by Todd Bennett

Outfielder Joey Bartosic

Favorite baseball memory? Playing in the Cape this past summer

Favorite baseball player? Pete Rose

What would be your dream job? A food critic because you get to eat great food for free

Favorite superhero? Superman because he’s a five-tool player

What are some of your hobbies? Golf, reading, hanging out with friends

Favorite movie? The Sandlot