Former Okotoks Dawg Jordan Procyshen is looking to catch the eyes of the Boston Red Sox as he enters his first ever MLB Spring Training camp.
Prochyshen is looking to build off his time spent with the Red Sox's 'A' affifiate the Salem Red Sox where he batted .249 with four homeruns & 29 RBIs in 61 games played in 2016.
The Calgary native says he has high expectations coming into a big league camp, but always understands where he is in his young career.
"One of the first things that Ben Crockett our farm director stated that was 'obviously since you're coming out of A ball don't expect to make the club out of camp but take in as much as you can' so for me it's going to be a great learning experience," he says.
Procyshen says he does have the butterflies a little bit when it comes to playing with Red Sox stars like Dustin Pedoria, Chris Sale and Mookie Betts but he knows all too well that once he hits the diamond in Florida it's all business.
"Yes and no, obviously when you're a little kid and you're still in high school I actually remember watching when David Price made his debut. So that aspect is a yes but at the same time you have to be professional about while still enjoying it."
The graduate of the Dawgs Academy says he has a couple of goals heading into camp and hopes to make the best of it.
"I'm hoping I can break into "AA" but I mean wherever they send me, they send me I have no control. If they send me back to Salem or send me to "AA" I'm going to go and I'm going to have the best attitude and just try and get better."
MLB pitchers & catchers report to Spring Training on February 13.