Armani Sanchez has a never ending love for the game of baseball
Armani Sanchez is the most dominant high school baseball player in Houston, Texas.
He plays shortstop for the Heights Bulldogs and he just recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by committing to play college baseball for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Sanchez is coming off a season where he had a batting average of .432 including 13 RBIs and 22 runs for himself.
“What makes me good at baseball I believe is my baseball IQ,” Sanchez said. “I know where I’m supposed to be at all times. I stay ahead of the play and I’m very coachable.”
In addition to his IQ, Sanchez is a “never too high, never too low” type of guy.
No matter how successful he is on the field, he feels there is always room for improvement, and even when he fails at something, he tries to remain positive.
Sanchez has been holding a bat in his hand since the age of four, and he credits his mother with having the biggest impact on him being the dominant player he is today.
“My mom has been my #1 supporter since day one,” Sanchez said. “There are no words to describe my mother mainly because she’s a single mother which to me is the toughest job in the world.”
VYPE: What led to your decision to commit to OU?
Sanchez: Oklahoma has always been a dream school to me. As soon as I got to campus they made it feel like home. I love all sports and I love to see all of Oklahoma athletes succeed.
VYPE: What got you into playing baseball?
Sanchez: I’ve been holding a bat since I was four years old and it has stuck with me thanks to my family. I’ve fell in love with the competitiveness also.
VYPE: What’s something your coach always tells you?
Sanchez: “Learn how to take failure cause failing is a part of life.”
VYPE: If you could play a different sport, what would it be?
Sanchez: Baseball is what I live for.
VYPE: Favorite quote and/or bible verse?
Sanchez: F.F.L which means “FAMILY. FOR. LIFE”. That’s stuck with me since I was a young kid. I also have it marked on my cleats.
VYPE: What’s your dream job?
Sanchez: My dream job is to be a professional baseball player.
VYPE: What’s your favorite hobby?
Sanchez: I would say designing clothes for my friends and our brand. The brand is called Spiffy which means “fresh” and we have 3 crosses on the back cause my friend Alex Botello and I are strong believers in God. We let Him lead our paths.
VYPE: What’s your biggest fear?
Sanchez: Biggest fear would be planes, but not because of how high they go, but because of the movie, “Snakes On A Plane”.
VYPE: Favorite Artist/Song
Sanchez: Bad Bunny
VYPE: Favorite vacation spot?
Sanchez: Columbia: It runs in my blood.
VYPE: Favorite brand of shoes?
VYPE: Favorite athlete?
Sanchez: Fransisco Lindor
VYPE: Favorite food or snack?
Sanchez: Mexican food