Dylan Rheault believes the foundation has been laid for pitching success.
Now, it’s up to him to do the building.
The 27-year-old right-hander from Garson was thrilled to sign with the Cincinnati Reds this past December, after a year of limited duty in the independent leagues, feeling he had found the ideal match for his abilities and approach.
“That was the team I wanted to go to,” said Rheault, who’s due to travel Wednesday from Denver, where he trains in the off-season, to Goodyear, Ariz., where he’ll report for spring training in a couple of weeks.
“They changed all their pitching views and hired some guys from Driveline Baseball,” said Rheault, referring to the data-driven performance training system founded by Kyle Boddy.
“Kyle is a guy I have followed for like six years now, so it’s kind of a perfect fit. I have been up there and thrown with them, and basically, it’s the first time I have been in an organization where my views are also there, so I don’t think there will be any push-back on anything. Literally, everything is going to be on me, so I have no excuses this year and if I don’t make it, it’s on me. If I do make it, it’s great.”