Eric Krebs Interview

Eric Krebs was a 16th round selection (481st overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft out of Alvin Community College. (image on card via Eric Kreb's facebook page)

He played five seasons in the Pirates organization with his best season coming in 2008 with Lynchburg (A+) when he had a 4-2 record with 3 saves and a 4.11 ERA.

In May 2009, Krebs was traded to Dodgers to complete the Delwyn Young trade. 

In 2010, he split time between Inland Empire (A+) and Chattanooga (AA) in the Dodgers organization. He had a 0-4 record with 5 saves and a 4.80 ERA between the two levels.

On February 17, 2012, Krebs signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters for the 2012 season. 

CM: Who was your favorite baseball team growing up? Player?

EK: Well being from Houston I was a big Astros fan. Always enjoyed going to the Astrodome and Minute Maid Park. Nolan Ryan was my favorite player. I liked his competitive attitude and the way he played the game

CM: Did you collect sports memorabilia growing up? If so, what's your favorite item?

EK: I just collected baseball cards. My collection consists of about 3,000 cards.

CM: Do you remember where you were when you were drafted? What was your reaction?

EK: I was driving to my girlfriends house at the time. I received the phone call from my scout. I was extremely shocked that it happened. I called my parents right away.

CM: What was your reaction the first time you saw yourself on baseball card?

EK: I thought it was pretty cool to see myself on a baseball card and having fans asking me to sign them or getting them in the mail from fans.

CM: What was it like playing in the Pirates and Dodgers organizations?

EK: Both were a great experience to play for. They have traditions that go way back and being a part of it and learning all about them was awesome. I met some baseball legends and had some great coaches.

CM: What's your favorite memory of playing baseball in the minor leagues?

EK: I would say meeting tons of awesome fans and teammates. Getting to travel and experience all the different towns was very cool.

CM: What were the circumstances of you signing with the Skeeters? What does it mean for you to be from Texas, and be on the inaugural roster for the Skeeters?

EK: It's a special opportunity to be part of the first season. Baseball around Houston is very important to people and can't wait to play in front of all the fans. I'm glad I get to be close to home so my family and friends can come watch some games.

CM: What's one thing you want Skeeter fans to know about you?

EK: I go out there and give 100% every time I'm out there on the mound. I like to visit with fans and sign anything they might want.

CM: What have you heard about the Atlantic League from other players?

EK: I've heard there are some nice stadiums and awesome fans. Ive been told the level is close to AAA and is a very talented league to play in.

CM: What pitches do you throw, and what's your best?

EK: Fastball, Slider and occasional change-up. My best pitch would have to be my slider. It's my strikeout pitch but can also get it over for a strike when needed.

CM: If you could play catch with one person dead or alive who would it be? 

EK: I would have to say my Grandpa who is passed away. He never got to see me play in high school, college or pro ball. I know he would have been my biggest fan and wish he was around to experience it all with me.

Here's another great interview with Eric Krebs from another blog.

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