Last season the Phillies selected catcher Josh Ludy as a senior out of Baylor University in the 8th round of the MLB amateur draft. The 22-year-old righty hitter had a solid debut as a pro. Serving mainly as a backup, the Indiana native sported a .271 batting average along with 11 doubles, one triple, a homer and 12 RBI in 32 games for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Following the regular season, Ludy was among a group of prospects selected to spend an extra month in the Florida Instructional League.
This week, I spoke with Josh to get his thoughts on his transition from college to the pro’s, time spent at instructs, his off-season training regimen and plenty more. Read ahead to check out the full interview.
- You performed well last season with Lakewood after signing your first professional contract. How would you assess your first go of it in the professional ranks and was the adjustment from college to the minors what you expected?
I feel the first year for me went well. Ob...