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Boyd getting more comfortable in Left Field every day

Top prospect Brandon Nimmo isn't the only B-Met that will be learning a new position in 2015. But, for playoff hero Jayce Boyd, the transition will be a little harder. Boyd played first base and DH for the B-Mets in 2015, but this year will move to left field and occasionally DH. Boyd's throwing mechanics last year, he'll even admit, were suspect at best coming off shoulder surgery, but this year he's worked out the kinks. Despite starting from scratch in the outfield, every day he feels more comfortable.

"Each day I go out there I get a little more comfortable in situations," Boyd said. "That's probably the hardest part to learn, the situational stuff where you're coming up throwing the ball in certain situations. Obviously as a baseball player you figure out that stuff as it goes, but until you're thrown into that situation you don't really learn it that quick."

"This is the only advice I gave him, your first two steps really determine whether or not you'll catch it or not," said fellow outfielder Nimmo. "So just make sure you get reads off the bat in batting practice and the more you can know where it's going to be hit as soon as it's hit off the bat, the more balls you're going to get to."

B-Mets open the season in Akron on Thursday night. The home opener scheduled for April 16th.