On the pitching:
"We have about 12 or 13 guys who will get a chance to pitch, and we will
how that goes. It is basically a survival of the fittest and we will see
comes out on top and gets a chance to pitch. We have some guys who have
racked up some innings in the past, and hopefully we will have some
from them and get a chance from them to go into the season and having some
success. We will also expect them to lead our new guys as well."
On the position players:
"I really like the guys who will be playing the field for us, but the
problem is we really do not have any backups so we cannot afford for
to get hurt. We have about one extra infielder and one extra outfielder.
does not give us as much of an opportunity to make substitutions late in
game. I really like our position players both defensively and we have some
good offensive players returning. These guys will likely play most of the
On the defense:
"Baseball is such a consistency sport. We think we are going to be able to
hit at a pretty high level once we get to stay outside for an extended
period of time, but you have to be able to play defense. I do not care how
short the fences are or what the field surface is like, you have to play
defense consistently to compete at a championship level."
On the running game:
"We like to run, but if we had nine guys who could hit the ball out of the
yard we would just sit there and bang it. We do not have that luxury. We
have some guys who are capable of manufacturing some runs, but we are not
going to run everybody just to run them. We have a couple of guys who can
run and we will do different things to try and put pressure on the other
Right-Handed Pitcher Daniel Rew
On what he has picked up from Coach Anderson:
"Do not play around on the corners and go after guys early in the count is
the biggest thing I have taken from him. I can get ground balls or pop-ups
early in the count and save my pitches for later in the game.
On his style of pitching:
"I am not a flame-thrower. I have control of four pitches that I can throw
at any time. I like to go after hitters. I feel that I know how to pitch
I know how to get guys out."
On catcher Jason Jaramillo calling his own pitches:
"Jason and I work real well together. This is his third year to catch me,
and he understands how I like to go after guys and how I like to get guys
out. We have pretty much been on the same page every time he has caught me
in the fall. He knows what I want to throw and where I want to throw it
pretty much all the time."
Third Baseman Josh Fields
On what Coach Anderson has brought to the team:
"He has basically just told us that all we can do is to dictate whether or
not we give our best effort. You are going to play how you play, but at
end of the day you have to keep your head up. You have to come back the
day and do the exact same thing."
Catcher Jason Jaramillo
On having more freedom on the field:
"You do not really think about it, but playing baseball you tend to press
little bit. Ever since Coach Anderson has gotten here he has simplified
game for us. It is just a game and we are out there to have fun. When you
have fun you play well. That attitude has rubbed off onto all of the
so I think we are going to be good. I am excited."
On the pitching staff:
"We have a lot of new guys coming in, but the departure of Scott Baker is
going to hurt us. You cannot replace a guy like that. I think people will
surprised at the depth we have on our staff. We have some really talented
arms and guys like Daniel Rew and Spencer Grogan who are going to lead the
staff. I think we will be all right and I am looking forward to the
Left-Handed Pitcher Spencer Grogan
On the attitude of the pitching staff:
" Attitude and mentality has been a big focus this year. Coach Anderson
told us to go 100% during practice. You cannot let the game get to you
mentally. All you can do is to go out there and give it all you got. I
seen a big difference this year with that mentality."
On his confidence in letting Jason Jaramillo call pitches behind the
"I have all the confidence in the world in him. He is a great catcher and
has a great mind on him. He has been calling pitches during our scrimmages
during the fall and spring. He knows what he is doing back there. He acts
like a true professional behind the plate."
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