Typically, being boisterous and showboating will earn a young player a cocky reputation.
It’s been the opposite for 22-year-old Andrew Benintendi.
A dislike for the spotlight, some bland quotes in the media and a generally shy personality have combined to make the Red Sox outfielder appear arrogant to some.
“Yeah, I’ve heard it before, where I come off as kind of put-offish,” Benintendi said. “But that’s just kind of how I am, I guess. Not a big talker. I guess it has been misinterpreted that way. Definitely not trying to be a, you know — it might just come off that way.”
Benintendi is absolutely a confident character and player.
At the same time, he isn’t dour. A product of Ohio and the Midwest, he visibly enjoys the game. He’s not hard to find smiling, nor is …
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