Xander Bogaerts loves watching from the on-deck circle and learning what J.D. Martinez does at the plate.
Bogaerts' start this season has been quite impressive, too.
The Red Sox shortstop hit a three-run homer, Martinez added a two-run shot and Boston avoided its first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
"It's pretty impressive what he does when you're behind looking at him," Bogaerts said. "Normally I'm a guy who gets to the on-deck circle a little bit later. I've got to get there early if he swings at the first pitch and gets a hit. He hits some bombs on the first pitch."