Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's Bray Day! Episode 14

Aaron Bray was the 27th round draft pick for the Astros in last June's amateur draft. He was also the winner of the Astros County Adopt-a-Player contest. Each week, Aaron will write a column for Astros County detailing his off-season. Check the sidebar for archives.

Astros fans,
Hope all is well. I'm sure everyone is all caught up in the Mark McGwire news. So I'm going to stray away from that topic. I hope all of you are ready for a new season up ahead. I know that the talent we had on our team in Greeneville last year is good and looks promising. I know all this hard work I have put in the last few months will pay off. So, be excited for the future if the organization.

You mentioned talking to some people about Spring Training, what was some of the advice they gave you?

As for my question, advice that I received was advice you get all the time. Spring Training is not easy and you need to bust your butt. Showing up to spring training in shape means make sure you're more than in shape. So I've used the advice of guys who have been successful in the minor leagues. They also told me that when you get the opportunity to show what you have, you make the best of the situation. Spring training could be discouraging to some because you feel you don't get enough at bats or enough innings on the mound.

I hope you all have a great week.

Spring Training is a little over a month away! There's no way I'm getting through all the minor leaguers!