When it came time for Logan Moore to choose a career path, the decision wasn't a hard one.
Moore, whose father played professional baseball, has dreamed about getting the chance to follow in his father's footsteps.
And now, as he gets ready to start his season with the Williamsport Crosscutters, he has the chance to literally follow in those footsteps.
Moore's father, who was a pitcher, got called up to the majors twice, once in 1988 and again in 1990, to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brad Moore's appearances gave his son something tangible to shoot for as he embarked on a baseball career of his own. It also gave Logan Moore a collection of cards featuring his father, most of which featured him playing for the Phillies.
"I've always liked the Phillies a lot," Logan Moore said. "I would always go through my father's cards and most were the Phillies. I thought that was cool.
"My father was really proud when I got drafted. It was cool how it worked out, getting drafted by the Phillies. He's excited for me and I think it will be fun to move up in the same organization that he was with most of his career."
Logan Moore's professional career started when he signed with Philadelphia after being drafted in the 2011 draft. He spent his first season with the Phillies in the Gulf Coast League, appearing in 28 games.
He hit .225 with one home run in 71 at-bats during his first professional season.
"I went to a junior college in Colorado called Northeast Junior College," Moore said. "And then I got drafted and signed to go to the University of Tennessee. I chose to turn professional. My ultimate goal is to play professional baseball and I figured I might as well do it now."
After his first professional season, Moore moved up to the Lakewood BlueClaws this year, finishing with 17 hits in 96 plate appearances. Moore scored 11 runs and added 11 RBIs.
"I'd like to be back in Lakewood by the end of the year," Moore said. "I'd like to put up some decent numbers here and learn a lot like you do at every level."
Despite his second-year struggles, Moore is in a prime position to get his wish of returning to Lakewood. Besides having the ability, Moore has the ultimate go-to guy in his father, who isn't shy about offering advice.
"My father was a pitcher and I'm a catcher so he helps me out with calling pitches," Moore said. "He helps with the little stuff of the game that gets overlooked sometimes. He also reminds me that it's a grind and to just stay positive."