By: Scott Lauber (ESPN.com)
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Andrew Benintendi stepped out of the batting cage, knocked the dirt from his cleats and began to head to the next activity on the Boston Red Sox’s workout schedule. But first, his hitting coach wanted to give him some love.
“Those were some sexy swings,” Chili Davis said.
Indeed, when Benintendi turns up his left-handed swing, it’s a turn on for any admirer of hitting. Benintendi’s sweet stroke is easily one of the prettiest you’ll see. It’s his calling card, the signature skill for the 22-year-old rookie left fielder who was recently ranked by ESPN’s Keith Law as the No. 1 prospect in baseball and might well develop this season into one of the bright young faces of the game.
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