Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts isn’t having the best season, but he certainly isn’t acting that way.
If there’s anything positive to take away from the 21-year-old’s .224 batting average this season, it’s that he’s still able to maintain his composure and try his hardest every single day.
“I can’t imagine a kid his age handling it the way he has,” former Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley said. “If there’s one thing, it’s the way he’s done that more than anything else. I remember when I was 20 years old, I had a great year, and the next year I got killed…and the first half of the season I was devastated. It’s hard to come back from that.”
Hear more about Bogaerts in the video above.
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