Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/9/13
Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Xander Bogaerts received a ringing endorsement from Brian Butterfield (who is the 3rd base coach and infield instructor for the Red Sox), who told the Boston Herald that Bogaerts could be a great shortstop for years to come. If you are unaware, Butterfield did a lot of work with one Derek Jeter, one of the all time great shortstops. Yes, I know it is tough to admit for Sox fans (although it shouldn't be - it's the truth), but Jeter is a legend and a sure-fire Hall of Famer. So when the guy who worked with Jeter at the beginning of his career says Xander has huge potential, take it seriously. Very seriously. Butterfield has also spent time working with Bogaerts at both 3rd base and short, hitting 50-60 ground balls to him before batting practice before each game, according to the Herald. So he would know what he is talking about. It is clear Xander is special and he can go on to be a great shortstop for the Red Sox. He's already handled himself well
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