Ryan Lavarnway - Cool As Can Be

With Ryan Lavarnway's call-up, a lot of fans are wondering how he'll deal with the pressure. He certainly has the right attitude, according to the Herald. He told the Herald that he has stayed disciplined and kept a level head, and that approach has been backed up by regular catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He'll need that positivity and discipline to be successful, since his numbers from his last stint with the Sox aren't anything to brag about. According to www.redsox.com he only hit .157 with 2 homers and 8 RBIs in 43 games last year. He has been working hard, and he gives the Pawtucket hitting coach, Dave Joppie a lot of credit, according to the Herald article. The numbers in Pawtucket certainly support him being called up right now. He is currently batting .310 through the first 11 games, according to the Herald. This is the big leagues though and a completely different story. But this is also a different year, and I think his focus and discipline, as well as the work he's put in with Pawtucket, will allow him to be successful this time around.