"I had my Tommy John surgery July 3rd, 2012," said Humphreys. "I've done a lot of rehab. And it's been going good. I feel like I have come back better but I won't know until I can just let it go and go 100%. I should be close to 100% if not this summer, then during fall ball at State."
While the surgery has caused him to play second base this season instead of his normal shortstop position, it hasn't affected his hitting.
"I have little streaks of power but most of the time I'm just trying to drive the ball up the middle," said Humphreys, who hit .389 with 11 home runs this past season. "Really, I'm just trying to put the ball in play every time I go up to bat."
Once he's back to 100% he's looking forward to playing shortstop again, although he'll be willing to play whatever position the Mississippi State coaches prefer him to play.
"I feel like I became a pretty good shortstop after being shaky my 9th and 10th grades years," he said. "That's where I feel the most comfortable but I would be happy to play anywhere, third base, second base, first base."
As for his summer plans, he's going to continue his rehab and then head to Mississippi State for second semester summer school.
"I'm not going to play baseball with anybody this summer," said Humphreys. "I'm just going to do my throwing program then head to State for summer school and workouts in July."
While he has kept up with his future team, he hasn't been able to keep up with them as much as he would like.
"I've kept up with State but I haven't been able to go to many (of their) baseball games because of playing baseball and doing my Tommy John rehab," said Humphreys. "But I do keep up with them a lot. Me and the (State) coaches stay in touch."
He stays in contact with three of the Mississippi State coaches.
"I normally talk to (assistant) Coach (Butch) Thompson and (assistant) Coach (Nick) Mingione but I've also talked to (head) Coach (John) Cohen a couple of times," he said. "He's encouraging. They all let me know that they are behind me 100%."
This past season, Humphreys, in addition to hitting .389 with 11 home runs, also hit 11 doubles, scored 43 runs scored and knocked in 32. He only struck out 17 times in 152 total at-bats.
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