How many factors have to align for a successful steal?
Depends who you are. For me, a million — score of the game, who's on the mound, scouting reports, who's catching, who's hitting. But when it looks good, I just want to be aggressive, stop thinking, and go for it.
What are your favorite ways to train?
Sometimes, early in the day I'll do some full-body or upper-body lifting, but 45 minutes before every game I do a lower-body lift real quick, and that usually consists of squats or deadlifts. I like deadlifting a lot.
What is your most valuable trait as an athlete?
I think it's the mindset. Some days, you're not going to be very good, but just picking it back up and getting back out there the next day and giving everything you've got all the time is my biggest asset. I can compete and move on.