"He had the skills," Lukevics said. "He has foot speed, arm speed, bat speed. … He's a solid young man. He had the work ethic and he had the intangibles. And with that, and more at-bats, he took advantage of the opportunities he received last year. Sometimes kids are immature and the mental doesn't equal the physical. But in his case you didn't have to worry about that. The mental was there. You just had to worry about the physical. And as the years went on, he got stronger and he got better."