Ryan Westmoreland is featured in an article today by the Lowell Sun in which he talks about the pressure and the high expectations for him. Ryan seems unfazed by the attention he has recieved in recent trade talks and during his stellar first season.
Westmoreland is currently hitting .288 with 6 HR’s, 25 RBI’s and is 12-12 in stolen bases. His .884 OPS is first on the team and places his amongst the NY-Penn League leaders.
Westmoreland’s focus on the game has led to his success, something that he will not change. “Every time I step into the box I try to get to that point to where the pitcher will be worried about facing me and where he’s going to throw his pitches.”
“It helps my confidence but at the same time I try not to pay attention to that outside stuff just because I try not to let little stuff affect me,” said Westmoreland. “What happens on the outside is, people can say whatever they want. If it’s good, that’s great, but at the same time I really try just to focus on the game. That’s really all that I can control.”
Westmoreland’s story can be found in today’s Lowell Sun. The article is labeled as “The Can’t Miss Kid” by Matt Spencer.