This is that kid who, when running balls out, would artlessly stop directly on first base instead of running through the bag. With two strikes he took "choking up" to another level, swinging more handle than barrel. Then, if he cued that pitch foul, you could expect a dramatic shaking of his hands and the staple phrase, "Ah! Stinger!"

Even if this guy was parked under a weak popup, he'd always turn it into an awkward basket catch. He was a kid with pinch runner skills and no confidence, but because his dad was an assistant coach, he played left field and batted second.