Gattis joined MLB Network Radio's "Power Alley" show with Jim Duquette and Mike Ferrin yesterday to talk about his life before minor league baseball, his time in the Venezuelan Winter League, and his thoughts on spring training.

You can hear Gattis talk about his past in this interview clip, and here are some quotes from the rest of Gattis' interview. Enjoy.

On what he got the most out of in winter ball:

Gattis: "I really think it was the environment. The fans...I'm not joking, the first exhibition game I played was in a little town called Cabimas, and it was the most intense game by far that I've ever been a part of. I had no idea what to expect; I don't think anybody ever does the first time. The environment, the fans, and the pressure — everybody really really wants you to do good. I think the pressure and environment was the best for me; to be able to handle it."