Australian-born RHP Josh Warner has been solid in 25 innings of work for the Williamsport Crosscutters, posting a 1.08 ERA and striking out 21 batters. Hitters are averaging just .188 off of him. The Phillies signed him as a non-drafted FA in January 2010. In 2011 he played for the GCL Phillies going 2-6 with a 6.91 ERA. The 20-year old spoke about pitching in the Australian Baseball League, what he still needs to develop, and possibly adding another pitch to his already impressive repertoire.
The interview with him, as well as manager Andy Tracy's comments, will run on Bus Leagues Baseball.
Here's a sample:
On what pitching coach Aaron Fultz has worked on with him: A few mechanical things. My stance as well. I'm not leaning over as much. He's also really helped me with the mental side. Knowing what hitters do when, recognizing swings, and understanding when it's time to strike a hitter out.
Andy Tracy: He works really hard on his off-days. He takes the game very seriously. He's trying really hard to work off his fastball.