You’ve mentioned the Cape League more than once already. How do you feel that summer experience helped make you the player you are today?
“I wouldn’t be speaking with you if it weren’t for the Wareham Gatemen, and that I can say with complete confidence.
"I guess you could say I had a storybook experience in Wareham in that I had a wonderful host family who I’m still in contact with on a daily basis and the coaches were some of my closest mentors to this point. It was really the best nine weeks of my life. Everything kind worked out in a perfect fashion. Yes, it created draft stock that didn’t exist beforehand, but at least for me on a personal note, it felt like it was exactly where I was supposed to be and when I was supposed to be there.
"It’s a summer that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.”