"It's all on the defensive side of it, getting the confidence of the pitchers, getting the self-confidence of calling the game, knowing the hitters," Showalter said. "He spends a lot of time [preparing]. He's got a good support group and all the information he needs. But he's a smart guy. They learning curve shouldn't be too long with him. He's a very quiet, confident guy. I don't want to start talking about who he reminds me of, but as he gets his feet on the ground, you'll see him [grow]. I just want him to be himself. I don't want him to start thinking, I've got to present this look and I've got to act like this in this situation. He's got a strong backbone. You don't do the things he's done [without that]."