For young players making their way through a full 162-game season for the first time, getting to the finish line is always the goal.

Knowing what it takes to get through a season and understanding how they have to prepare their body for that grind is one of those lessons they learn along the way. Then, when they’ve become “veterans,” they’ll have nailed out a routine that they know will get them all the way through year, one that just becomes natural for them the further along they get in their careers.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera