Introducing Clemson's Jonathan French Official Axe College Athlete
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Introducing Clemson's Jonathan French, official Axe College Athlete. Jonathan French is the starting catcher for one of the top D1 programs in the country. Let's welcome Jonathan to #TeamAxe. We are excited to see his performance in the 2022 season.
#9 Jonathan French
C | So. | 5-10 | Clemson | 230 | Lilburn, GA | Parkview HS
Drafted 2019 Cleveland
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Get To Know Axe College Athlete Jonathan French
Jonathan French Interview:
Axe: What’s one hitting tip you would give younger kids?
Jonathan: Try and hit the ball as hard as you can off the center field wall every time.
Axe: Biggest tip for kids aspiring to play collegiate baseball?
Jonathan: Don't get caught up in other’s achievements, sure going to an all-American/all-star game is a great accomplishment but it isn’t everything. Once you step onto a college campus that all goes away, so just focus on your game and keep working hard for what you want for your future.
Axe: What are the highlights of playing D1 baseball?
Jonathan: The competition. Getting to go out and compete against the best of the best is a privilege.
Axe: How does the Axe Handle help your swing?
Jonathan: The Axe Handle allows me to stay palm-up palm-down in my swing which gives me a more efficient swing path.
Axe: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?
Jonathan: It has always been Yadier Molina, he’s the GOAT.
Axe: Favorite pro baseball team?
Jonathan: Boston Red Sox
Axe: What is your favorite Axe model? Why?
Jonathan: The 2022 Avenge Pro Hybrid BBCOR is my bat. I feel like it's the most balanced bat I've swung with a ton of pop.
Axe: If you could hit a home run off one pro pitcher, who would it be?
Jonathan: Jacob DeGrom, you have to always to go after the best.
Axe: What do you love most about hitting a baseball?
Jonathan: I love the weightless feeling when you square the ball up.
Axe: What music do you listen to while training?
Jonathan: I like to listen to Billy Joel. It’s something I can sing to.
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