Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2010 MLB Amateur draft, Kellen Sweeney is a six foot tall, left hand hitting infielder, currently improving his game with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League. Kellen was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended Jefferson High School, becoming only the eighth baseball player(and third Blue Jay) to be drafted by a big league club. Despite being in the middle of his third full season as a professional baseball player, Kellen was nice enough to take the time and answer a few questions for me.
When asked about his favourite ball player growing up, Kellen echoed the statements of many young infielders who grew up in the Midwest.
“My favourite ball player growing up was Chipper Jones. Growing up in the Midwest, the [Atlanta] Braves were always on TBS so I would always watch them. [He] was a great player and someone to look up to.”
Like many youth today, Kellen played two sports growing up, but it didn’t take long for him t...