"He's got the right kind of excitement, kind of taking it all in," Showalter said. "A really good senior sign. One of those guys who, at every level, managers loved to have him because he's such a high-energy, effort, always-on [guy]. [Norfolk manager Ron Johnson] and [Bowie manager Gary Kendall] used to talk about how it didn't matter the rain, sleet, [heat]. He just always was the same, so I know he's looking forward to the opportunity."