It's hard to say what was more impressive on Sunday afternoon viewing the scene at Harvard-Westlake's O'Malley Family Field.
First there were three first-round draft picks from Harvard-Westlake hanging out together _
There also were three pitchers looking healthy after having Tommy John elbow surgery in recent years _ Fried, Giolito and
They were part of nearly a dozen Southern California products coming out to support Fried's Baseball Fanfest that featured a workout, autograph session and bringing attention to Crohn's Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that Fried's younger brother, Jake, has been battling.
The weather was perfect, and to see a healthy Fried and Skaggs ought to make
"Mentally, it's more draining than anything," Skaggs said. "Your arm is going to be fine. You have a brand new elbow. It's all about the mental state. It's all about believing in yourself, going out and being confident and knowing that you're 100% and ready to go."
Said Fried, who's in the Atlanta Braves organization: "I'm good to go and looking forward to playing a full season."
Giolito had his surgery in 2012 and seems ready to make his major-league debut for the
"The arm is doing really well," Giolito said. "The further out from surgery it gets, the better I feel. I'm looking forward to having the leash taken off a little bit and pitch as many innings as I can."