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Tim Britton at the Providence Journal writes about the development of Xander Bogaerts’ approach at the plate:

The only thing crazier than this team mutating from 93 losses to a berth in the ALCS is that the Sox would get there on the back of their precocious prospect’s patience. Bogaerts putting the Red Sox in the ALCS with a home run? That was somehow more plausible at season’s start than what transpired at the Trop Tuesday night

I had no idea that Bogaerts took so few walks coming into this year. I just assumed he had his current, patience approach his whole career. For last night at least, it looks like his new approach paid off.