"I'm looking forward to the 15th. It's the first step of this year, and I'm looking forward to starting off well and keeping it going."
This could be a breakout year for Phil who spent the offseason improving his changeup to add to his arsenal of fastball cutter and that curve. He is still working on it:
"I don't think I'm done working on it, it's never a finished process. I still feel like I can mature and throw my pitches in different scenarios, different counts. Now, with four pitches, I can really pitch."
If what he did last year wasn't really pitching then this year is going to be interesting.