Chris Lashmet was drafted by the Pirates back in 2011. He has spent time in State College, West Virginia, and Bradenton on his way up. He answered a couple of questions for me recently, and he signed a photo I took of him last year!
He let me know that his favorite book is the Alchemist. He has never contributed to a baseball book.
Coming from Illinois, he was a Cubs fan, and he mentions that Sammy Sosa was his favorite player.