The process for a Major-League baseball player to be ready for a season hardly ever ends. Many of them have personal trainers, private chefs and state-of-the-art resources to compete with the best of the best. But before getting to that pressurized point in their lives, they enjoyed the innocence of their high school careers. Several Red Sox players recently took some time to reflect on their mental and physical preparation back in those days, and offered advice for current youth players.
The players also made it clear that high schoolers should soak in this special part of their lives, because they will remember it forever.
One thing Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello believes is important is for high school athletes to prepare their bodies for the start of tryouts.