Catcher Andy Yerzy can't point to a single adjustment he made or some moment where everything suddenly clicked. But now that he's in his second pro season—and more than a year removed from being drafted out of his Toronto high school—everything just feels different. In a good way.
“I feel like it's a maturation process," said Yerzy, 19. “I feel like I'm a little more mature. Coming out of high school, I wasn't used to seeing those type of arms. I got a spring under my belt in extended (spring training)—and I don't want to say that I've fully adjusted to the arms, but I feel more comfortable at the plate than I did last year."
He feels more comfortable behind the plate, too. The 2016 second-round pick looked raw both offensively and defensively in his pro debut. A year later, he's showing flashes of what drew the Diamondbacks to him in the first place.