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FutureBacks.com Interview: Phil Avlas

FutureBacks.com Interview: Phil Avlas

Phil Avlas is a smart guy, which has become something of a cliche for catchers. While we all know that catchers are supposed to be the smartest guys on the field, Avlas knows his game on the diamond and off. The Double-A Tennessee Smokies catcher talked to FutureBacks Managing Editor James Renwick about offseason workouts, weight loss, steroids, and his guys.

FutureBacks:  You sort of exploded offensively last season, how much of that was figuring things out and how much, especially the power numbers, was because of the hitter friendly California League?   Phil Avlas:  A little bit of both, me and the League.  I worked hard in the offseason lifting, getting where I want to be.  I know that I'm going to be losing weight during the season, so a lot of...

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