Syracuse Chiefs Catch of the Week!

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

Age: 27

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

Age: 25

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

Age: 25

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
Age: 35

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

Age: 31

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

Position: Outfield

From: Seattle, Washington

Age: 26

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



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