And once the throwing program starts, do you have a good place for that? I'm lucky to be at school because the Carolina Panthers do their training camp at Wofford, so they paid for our entire weight room and we have a state-of-the-art NFL quality weight room, so I have access to pretty much anything I need. And then once I start throwing, I'll have baseball guys at school that I can have a catch with and then once I am home, I'll be able to have a catch with my dad and he's more than okay at playing catch.

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It's really a special experience because I know when I was a kid, we had some of the Arizona State players come through and help us with practice and they were, like, idols to me back then and to see them go on and a lot of them played professional baseball, so I got to watch them move on and play farther when just prior to that they were helping me when I was just a little kid. - The Phillies will mandate certain things they want their players to work on during the off-season.

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Right-handed hurler Luke Leftwich had a remarkable season in 2016, earning a nod as a Class A South Atlantic League All-Star with a 7-3 record with a 2.00 ERA through his first 12 starts of the season before being promoted to Class A Advanced Clearwater in June.

Overall, in his first full year as a pro, Leftwich tallied a 10.1 K/9 mark along with a .255 batting average against and a 1.26 WHIP.

So, I'm taking this semester and then going back (to baseball) for the season and then I'll finish (with college) up next fall.

-With all the studying is there any time for work or coaching this off-season? I've been helping out with the college baseball team whenever they need me or to help run a practice or something.

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The 22-year-old was a 7th round draft selection by the Phillies in 2015.