Questions From Quarantine: Ben Hernandez

Since everyone has a little bit more time on their hands these days, we wanted to check in with our guys and see what they are up to. Welcome to "Questions From Quarantine", where we chat with our youth and high school players to get a pulse on what their generation is doing during this new reality.



Meet Ben Hernandez. Ben is a 2020 RHP committed to UIC in his fourth and final year with the program. Ben is currently waiting to see what happens with the MLB draft to see if he will be starting his professional career or heading to college in the fall.

What's your name?  
Ben Hernandez

What's your Twitter and your IG handle?  
Twitter: ben_hernandez17   IG: benhernandez17

What were you doing right before you read this?  
Driving around in my car.

Finish this sentence- Without school and baseball I finally have enough time to… 
Eat and sleep.

What's the worst part of social distancing and quarantine?  
Not playing baseball.

What's the best part of social distancing and quarantine?   
I get to work on my patience and visualizing facing hitters.

What are you worried about running out of the most?  
My gains.

Insta, Snap, or Tik-Tok? Why? 
I like tiktok more because it’s funny and it’s kinda like IG almost.

Which class are you most excited about being done with? 
All of them.

If you could quarantine with anyone dead or alive who would it be? Choose 3.  
Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, and Christian Yelich, my reason is because I need to face hitters and tbh I would K them up. No cap.

Would you rather play in the College World Series or be a high school draft pick? 
Play in the CWS.

Droppin' bombs or throwin' ched? 
I do bothŸ

Who's the most over-hyped player in Major League Baseball right now? 
Bryce Harper.

Pants up or down? 
Neither.. Tweeners all the way baby!!

Hottest sneakers in the streets right now? 
Not a big sneaker guy. 

Tell me 5 songs you keep on rotation right now. 
Go Flex -- Post Malone
No Worries --
Lil Wayne ft. Detail
Love Sosa --
Chief Kief
6 foot 7 foot --
Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz
Sucker for Pain --
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft. X Ambassadors

What 3 items can you not live without right now? 
My verse of the day, my mommy, and a baseball.

Top 10 in the MLB right now are...? 
1. Bartolo Colon
2. Mike Trout
3. Christian Yelich
4. Gerrit Cole
5. Max Scherzer
6. Stephen Strasburg
7. Justin Verlander
8. Jacob DeGrom
9. Nolan Arenado
10. Walker Buehler.

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