Get to know your Syracuse Chiefs!
We’re focusing on a different player every week when they are in town and General Manager Jason Smorol joins us on the air! We’re calling it the Catch of the Week! Make sure to look for your favorite player during the many games this season at NBT Bank Stadium and click on their logo below to see their schedule!
Austin Adams #12
Position: Right Handed Pitcher, reliever
From: Tampa, Florida
How he got into baseball: He started playing when he was 9. Before that, he played soccer, but saw some kids playing baseball one day and his dad played baseball in college, so he was all for him trying a different sport, and Austin’s love for baseball began.
If he wasn’t playing baseball: He loves music but is not musical, so may write for a music blog or something similar.
When he is not playing baseball: He loves to listen to music and read, and also hang out with his wife and daughter.
Favorite food: He loves all food but chooses chicken.
Because he loves reading, does he have a favorite book or author?: No but his favorite genres are self-improvement and money management.
Favorite animal: Tiger
Favorite movie: Titanic
What he loves best about Syracuse: The summer weather and Pastabilities
What he doesn’t like about Syracuse: The cold start to baseball season.
Erick Fedde (just got moved up to Washington Nationals)
Position: Right Handed Pitcher, starter
From: Las Vegas, NV
How he got into baseball: His parents were big fans of all sports so he played them all and loved baseball the best.
Why he loves baseball: He loves the competition of the one on one battle between the pitcher vs. the hitter.
Biggest Fault: He is over competitive and hates to lose.
Favorite color: Orange (ever since he got an orange toy car as a kid!)
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
If he could binge watch one TV show on Netflix: Game of Thrones
Favorite food: Chips and all different kinds of salsa
If he was famous for something other than playing baseball . . . . : He would be playing soccer or laser tag.
What he loves best about Syracuse: Going to Destiny USA
What he doesn’t like about Syracuse: The cold start to baseball season. He doesn’t even own a jacket.
Jose Marmolejos #6!
Position: First Baseman and Outfield
From: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
How he got into baseball: His dad took him when he was five or six, and he’s been hooked ever since.
Why he loves the most about baseball: He loves hitting (and is very good at it!)
Favorite movie: Rush Hour 1, 2 and 3
If he could binge watch one TV show on Netflix: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Favorite food: Dominican rice, beans and chicken
What he likes about Syracuse: Destiny USA and a bunch of great restaurants
What he dislikes about Syracuse: The Spring started out with bad weather but it has gotten much better!
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite animal: Monkeys
If he got $500,000 but had to spend it right away: He would buy some apartments in the Dominican Republic (where he is from) and rent them out!
Irving Falu #10
Position: Second Base
From: Puerto Rico
If he wasn’t playing baseball: He plays Winter ball in Puerto Rico so even when he’s not playing with the Chiefs, he’s still playing ball! He loves to hang with his wife and kids and he goes to church a lot too.
His favorite movie: The Replacements, but also loves Minor League and Summer Catch.
His favorite TV show: The Spanish television show La Casa De Papel (AKA Money Heist)
His favorite food: Lasagne
What is his biggest fault (according to the other players)?: He is too humble
Chris Dominguez #17
Position: First and Third Base and Left and Right Outfield
From: Miami, Florida
Got into Baseball because: Both of his parents love the sport and so they encouraged from a small boy to play
If he wasn’t playing baseball: He loves film and movies so maybe a movie critic
His favorite movie: Back to The Future
His favorite TV show: Suits with Meghan Markle!!
If he had $500,000 but had to spend it right now: He would do whatever he needed to help his family
His favorite food: Traditional Cuban food – steak, rice and beans. He also loves to cook and grill!
Loves Syracuse because: Of the culture and the people are really nice
His favorite animal: A Penguin
Hunter Jones #18
From: Seattle, Washington
Got into Baseball because: He’s been playing since TBall when he was little and his dad also played in the Big Leagues
What does he love most about being a Syracuse Chief: Hanging out with his teammates and being part of a great group of guys
What would his teammates be surprised about when it came to him: he took drama class when he was in 5th and 6th grade and LOVED IT.
What would he be doing if he wasn’t playing baseball: He would be a WWE Wrestler
Favorite Movie: Space Jam
If he could only watch one TV show on Netflix, it would be: American Ninja Warrior
If he had $500,000 in front of him but had to spend it immediately, what would he buy: a REALLY nice car and then use the rest to help his family
Favorite food: Steak and lobster and loaded mashed potatoes
Favorite place that is not on the baseball field: his Man Cave with his TV, playstation, dog and cat