Taylor Trammell was in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. He was on the “Alumni” Team fhat was scheduled to take on the 2019 Dayton Dragons in an exhibition game. Unfortunately that game was rained out. But prior to the announcement I was able to catch up with Trammell for a few minutes along with some of the other members of the media. I also edited up some video of Trammell from spring training that includes multiple doubles.
How was it to be with the big league guys?
I learned so much. I learned a whole lot. The guys were amazing. The big leaguers helped me out. It was fun to get to know those guys, it was awesome.
What’s the next step for you in your game?
Consistency. That’s just something that I’m trying to be better at. No more of the big humps, low humps – just stay on the high side of the roller coaster. You’re going to fail in this game. You’re going to go through slumps. It’s just how you handle it.
Is there something that you picked up in big league camp?
Base running. David Bell and his staff were keying on this. A lot of people look over it. Looking at situations, understanding what to do, when to go certain places – there’s a lot that goes with it. Learning from Delino DeShields, there’s a lot of stuff and getting a chance to understand certain situations – it’s just going to make me a better player. The staff has really emphasized it.
Is there any one thing that you are looking to improve on a little more than other things this season?
My defense. I think that’s something that’s been really good for me. I’ve just relied on my athleticism in the past. Getting a chance to understand things, get my footwork, how I can do this or that, to help make me a better defender going forward it’s just going to make me a better defender going forward and that’s just going to give me a better chance to get where I want to be in the future.