Tom in Boston: How hard is it transitioning from playing high school baseball to playing pro baseball? Are you adjusted now or is it an ongoing process?
Mattair: It is definitely an ongoing process. You always miss home and your friends and family back home. From going from a 20 game season to 180, which I did last year, it’s definitely on going. It is a great process, but something that you have to work through over time. I wouldn’t say that I am there. It is something that I have to work on every day.
Tom in Winnipeg: Where do you think that you have made the most progress from last year and where in your game do you feel you want to work on the most moving forward?
Mattair: I would say hitting for both of those questions. I’ve matured as a hitter, laying off those curve balls in the dirt early in the count to get myself into hitters counts. I am continuing to try to mature as a hitter and stay aggressive to get into hitters counts where I can get a fastball to hit. It is something that I work on day in and day out.
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