LH – Yeah, I'm feeling good and I'm working out hard for this season. Working everyday and doing extra work and I'm feeling good.
GVB – You pitched at State College last season, were you happy with your performance?
LH – Yes, I was really happy, I worked hard and pitched every day. I had bad days, but there weren't many. I'm just continuing to work, I had good year.
GVB – What are some of the things you are working on? In the minors the Pirates emphasize fastball command, are you happy with your fastball command?
LH – Yeah, I had a good year at State College, but it would be up and I worked to keep my fastball downhill and the fastball is getting better, I don't have bad mechanics right now.
GVB – You feel your mechanics are pretty good?
LH – Yeah, I just keep working, my first year they weren't good and now it's better and I just work on it.
GVB – Fastball is the big thing, but what are some of the other pitches you throw?
LH – I throw a change up, a curve ball and at State College I threw a slurve, but when I came to instructional league they told me I was too young to throw that, so I have three pitches.
GVB – Are you confident in the three pitches?
LH – I'm very comfortable with the pitches, the first pitches is the fastball, but when I need a pitch for an out I throw a breaking ball.
GVB – What was the biggest surprise in your first full stint in the minors at State College?
LH – It was different people and playing at night. I never pitched like that, I pitched to older guys who were 21-years old and I was 17, but I felt great. I'm still growing.
GVB – Have they told you where you will start out?
LH – I'm going to stay in extended spring training and then go to West Virginia. I'm excited and I'm working everyday and I'm ready for the season.