Caden Lemon’s was the Brewers 3rd draft pick in the MLB draft which started this Monday. He is an 18 year old 6’6″ Right Hander from Alabama.
Q: Has baseball always been your main sport?
A: Yeah for sure ever since I was a kid.
Q: Were you always a pitcher?
A: Yeah always since we were allowed to pitch.
Q: When did it start to become reality that you would not only get drafted but go on the first day?
A: It has always been a goal since my junior year, as a family we weren’t sure it would be the first day, but we were happy about it and it’s a huge honor.
Q: What do you feel your strengths are as a pitcher?
A: My competitiveness, how much I want to play, my will to win and the fact that I always want to be out on the mound.
Q: Have you ever been to Wisconsin?
A: I have not, the furthest north I have ever been is Chicago.
Q: Did you have a feeling the Brewers would be the team to pick you?
A: I had a meeting in Biloxi, but was trying keep an open mind.
Q: What do you feel you need to improve on to be successful?
A: You can always improve on anything in my mind. I want to work with the coaches in the minor leagues and eventually pitch for Milwaukee.
Q: What kind of player do you seek to emulate?
A: No not exactly, I believe everyone is different and why model your game after someone that is not you. If you make yourself the best you can be that is your best route to success.
Q: Do you have a pitcher you think is most similar to you?
A: Not really, people have told me Noah Syndergaard, but I think that is more because of the hair and being tall.
Q: Do you ever plan on cutting your hair?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: What is it like to be graduating high school one week and on the brink of being a professional athlete the next?
A: It is kind of what you plan your life for and what I worked for throughout senior season. It was a huge honor, but in the back of my head this is what I worked for and put in the time for. It is amazing to reach your goals.
Q: Do you have a favorite game you have played in?
A: The game at Thompson High School this year. It was to make it into the playoffs, we were down 1-0, I pitched game 2 and we won that to force a game 3.
Q: If you debuted tomorrow what would your walkout song be?
A: Ooh that’s hard probably Gyalchester by Drake.