The toughest part for Jamie Callahan was believing he belonged.
It wasn’t because he was only 17 when the Red Sox took him in the second round last year.
It was more about how he saw himself.
No matter how many batters he mowed down in high school or how much scouts marveled at his command of three pitches, or how mature he seemed, he never looked at himself in the same light as all the “can’t-miss” prospects that surrounded him once he became a professional.
In his mind, he was still the small-town kid from South Carolina who was at a Florence gas station when he got the call from the Sox last summer.
“I’m the type of guy that I give other people more credit and I kind of put myself down sometimes,” Callahan said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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