|Aaron Nola, image- Jay Floyd|
- What are your thoughts on where you are now versus where you were at this point last year?
I feel like I'm more prepared this year than I was last year. I think part of that was because (this year) I got off my first full season of pro ball and I kind of knew what the off-season was like after going through the first one. So, I knew what I needed to do workout wise. I knew what I needed to do pitching wise and conditioning wise. So, I feel like I'm in a better place now than I was last year.
- Is there anything specific that you would point out as being improved, like mechanics, repertoire or anything, when thinking about now and last spring?
Yeah, I feel like my stuff is a little bit better than it was last year at this time. Uh, but it's not completely where I need it to be or where I want it to be. So, this spring training I'm going to focus on my arsenal and the pitches in there and my control. I feel like working and trying to get those pitches better is my main focus this spring training.
-I know a lot of people would already rave about your curve ball, so is it another offering that's the focus there?
My change up. I've been working on my change up all off-season and I'm still continuing to work on it. That's one pitch that I need solidly in my arsenal and I need it- it's not where I want it to be right now, but that's why I am going to continue to work on it. That's a pitch that I really want to throw a lot more this year.
- Is there anybody so far that stands out in spring training as being a big help to with the improvements you're looking to make? Or maybe into last season, is there anyone that has been a really big help to you?