This is Pat Overholt coming to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. Today is Sunday, November 2, and I am catching up on a little rest on our offday. Well it’s been a very busy first few weeks out here and I couldn’t ask for a whole lot more. Playing against some of the best talent throughout the minor leagues really gives you a good idea where you stand as a player.
It’s been a good start to the Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox. We have been playing some good baseball and as many of the other guys have said we seem to have some of the best team chemistry I have ever seen. When a team is put together for somewhat of a short season as we have been down here, it’s always important to come together as a team and play together as we seem to have done well the past few weeks.
This is my second go around in the AFL as I was a member of the Peoria Saguaros last fall. Seeing the progression of many of my former teammates on to the major leagues has really given me a first hand look into the crop of talent that continues to come through the AFL year after year. It also motivates me to continue to work on the things I was sent down here to work on. For me those things are fastball command, continued development of my change up, and locating the ball down in the zone.
As most seasons seem to come and go very quickly I’m sure this AFL will be over before we know it. It’s always fun to play in Arizona so that my family is able to make weekend trips down here. They were all able to visit last weekend which was fun as always. Being from Salt Lake City it makes only a little over an hour flight so that’s nice! The off season will sure fly by as my fiance and I are planning our wedding in January. Thanks for reading and please e-mail me with any questions or comments you may have!