awesome. He is young and he really has power and speed."
"He can look bad, and all of a sudden he'll put a good swing on the ball and he'll put three runs on the board."
"Let's put it
this way: Pat’s one of those kids who maybe doesn’t have to
listen, but he gets in the cage and works as hard as anybody I’ve
ever seen. He doesn’t just want to be a big-leaguer, but a superstar
—a front-line, all-star, major-league player. He has those types
pretty natural hitter. He understands hitting and he can fix himself.
He’s got a very good thought process at the plate. He’s just
a guy who sees it and hits it."
"I've seen some
great players. I've seen some first picks, but I'll tell you, I've never
seen anyone hit the ball as hard as he does consistently. It was really
a dream to get the opportunity to coach him."
"Pat has big,
big pop. But what he shows more of than any young player I’ve ever
seen is deep-count discipline."
big, strong kid with a quick bat, and he’s a better athlete than
we were ready to give him credit for coming in. He didn’t get outworked
by anybody. He was quiet, he listened, he blended in, he did a good job."
going to be here for a long time. He’s going to be the man here."
"I’m always about effort and work, and this guy did that every day. He was the first guy showing up. He was always in the cage, always worked on his defense even though he didn't play out there. He was very supportive among his teammates. It's just unfortunate that it did not work out."
"He’s not only one of the best teammates I’ve ever played with, but he’s one of my best friends, too."
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