Last season, Gordon Beckham was part of the Freshman All-American team. He hit .280 and belted 12…
Dave McMahon -- You are not pitching in these World Series games, but how much are you throwing?
Joshua Fields -- I just threw some long tosses on the flat ground today. They were from mound distance.
DM -- How was your experience in the Cape Cod league?
JF -- I enjoyed it. There is no place like the south, but it was fun. The exposure you get up there is second to none.
DM -- Entering this season, what do you still think you need to work on?
JF -- My offspeed pitches. I would like to control my breaking pitches better. This way batters won't be sitting on my fastballs as much.
DM -- Even though you haven't been playing in these games, you have been watching them and keeping stats on them... which pitchers have really impressed you this fall?
JF -- Stephen Dodson has looked real good. Jason Leaver has looked real smooth and so has Andrew Turner.
DM -- How different is your new pitching coach Brady Wiederhold compared to last coach Roger Williams?
JF -- I don't know, I haven't worked too much with him.
DM -- Have you talked to him?
JF -- Yes sir. He's a great person. Very high energy.
DM -- How do you replace your set up guy, Rip Warren?
JF -- He will be tough to replace. Especially his experience will be tough. I have confidence in the new guys, but they don't have the same experience.
DM -- Your fastball is constantly being clocked in the mid 90's.... watching the Detroit Tigers, they have guys that are throwing 100 mph or more... does that amaze you?
JF -- They are amazing. To be at 100 is pretty cool. To keep doing it and controlling it is really something else.
DM -- Thank you for your time and we can't wait to see you back on the mound.
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