By Michael Teich
LA Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling is having a breakout season on the mound, but the 28-year-old, who's also a licensed stock broker for B. Riley FBR, has his eyes on more than just the game.
The pro athlete told Cheddar in an interview Thursday that he is bullish on FANG stocks and holds about 65 percent of his portfolio in the tech sector. Stripling said he applies a similar mindset to investing and baseball.
“You have to be gutsy. You have to go with your gut,” he said. "If you pick a company you like, you got to trust it and go with it.”
Stripling also sees technology potentially transforming the game of baseball. He acknowledged that he heard the league could be leaning towards replacing umpires with artificial intelligence that can identify strike zones and track balls and strikes.
“Guys always complain about umpires, you know, but now we might have an automated zone, which would be crazy.”
For the full interview, click here.