18U - 16U Player Profile

Arkills-McLain, Justin

Player Biography

Courtesy: Mudville Sports Information
Player: Justin Arkills-McLain

Favorite Thing to Do (Other Than Baseball): Hanging out with friends and running
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Subject: Literature
Favorite Musician: Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Pro Baseball Player Most Like You: Josh Reddick or Clayton Kershaw

Favorite Sports Moment: Hitting a walk off grand slam to win a playoff game way back in PONY baseball

What can you say about the Mudville coaching staff?
Very experienced, Hard working and committed to their players.

What made you decide to join Mudville?
The quality of coaching, sense of community, and emphasis on player development.

What do you love most about the sport of baseball?
How rewarding it can be if you put in the hard work, and the amount of focus it takes to succeed.

If you weren’t playing baseball what sports would you play?
Soccer, Basketball

What kinds of things do you like to do away from the field?
Hanging out with friends, lifting, shooting hoops, and camping

When you attend college what do you intend to major in and why?
English Language and Literature or Sociology because I love to write and read and the way people operate socially is very interesting to me. 

If baseball doesn’t work out, what do you aspire to do after college?
Write, either as a journalist or an author, or become a physical therapist or trainer.

Are you involved in the community? If so, what have you done?
Yes, community service work, such as trail clearing.

What number have you worn in high school? Does it have any significance to you?
22, My favorite number

Do you have any high school teammates, current or former, who will or already play college baseball? And where?
John Trupin- Lewis and Clark College

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given and by whom?
“Just relax up there.” – Pops

Do you have any pregame superstitions? If so, what are they?
Yes, I wear my socks inside out, and never step on the foul line

If you could meet any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Alex Morgan, John Legend, and Gary Payton

If you could visit one country you’ve never been to, where would that be and why?
Peru, because it seems like a gorgeous and environmentally diverse area.

Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
Edgar Martinez

What is your favorite baseball team?
Seattle Mariners

What sporting event would you most like to see?
NCAA Basketball Championship


High School Information
School: Garfield Class Of: 2014
Position: RHP/OF Batting Average:
Ht: 6'-0" Wt: 175 Bat: R Throw: R

Academic Records
GPA: SAT (M): Not Taken SAT (V): Not Taken ACT: Not Taken
College Choice or Signed with: Undetermined
Possible College Major: Undetermined