RG – I'm pleased with it, but I really didn't think about what I did the whole year until the season ended. I really reflected on it and it's just a blessing that I was able to go out there and do the things I did.
GVB – Some amazing numbers – 124 runs scored in 134 games, that isn't easy to do.
RG – It's a lot of running don't get me wrong, but it was just a tribute to the guys behind me. I did my job of getting on base and they drove me in.
GVB – 100 runs scored and 100 walks, your approach at the plate – that is a signal that you were being patient at the plate – right?
RG – Yeah, definitely, when Carlos Garcia gave me the role of hitting leadoff and gave me that role at the beginning of the year – the role is to get on base and let the guys behind me score me and get on second and third and get in good position to score.
GVB – How do you feel about other aspects of your game, are you happy with your defense?
RG – I'm very happy. I feel very comfortable playing all three outfield positions and I'm just going out there and learning something new everyday.
GVB – You are going to play in the Arizona Fall League, are you excited about that?
RG – Yeah, just play and have fun. It's a chance to play against higher competition.
GVB – What are some of the things with your game that you want to work on?
RG – Just honing my swing at the plate and taking better routes in the outfield, working on little things like that.
GVB – Do you have a dominant side at the plate and do you like your progress as a switch-hitter?
RG – I've been weird all my life, I threw left-handed and hit right-handed. I'm finally getting more comfortable with that.
GVB – Are you happy your progress through the Pirates Minor League system and do you have any sort of timetable?
RG – I just go out there and play the game and let the guys up top make the decisions and just have fun with it. All I can control is my effort on the field and my play.