Former Vol and current New York Mets minor league prospect Charley Thurber recently sat down with Mets Merized Online for a very interesting and insightful Q&A
about his first season in professional baseball.
Thurber is currently working out in Knoxville with Tennessee baseball strength and conditioning coach Herman Demmink and a number of other professional baseball players. Here is an excerpt from the Q&A with Thurber.
This off-season I have been back in Knoxville, TN, at UT, working out with Herman Demmink of 3D Performance. We have been going through intense workouts focused on explosion, power, fast-twitch speed/quickness, and durability. I've had the pleasure to be working alongside a number of my former teammates from UT who are also in the professional ranks, including fellow Met and Volunteer, Blake Forsythe. We are enjoying working with a number of current major leaguers like Joe Nathan, Nate McClouth, and fellow Tennessee Volunteers Chase Headley, Mike Lincoln, and Luke Hochevar. Herman has a thorough, cutting-edge program and I look to come into this season the strongest, fastest, and healthiest that I've ever been.