Getting praise from a three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner has to feel pretty good.
Hearing that you're the best centerfielder he's ever seen?
"That meant a lot to me," Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier told the Tampa Bay Times. "That really made me happy."
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Fellow outfielder Grady Sizemore is certainly no slouch himself, moreso back in his prime, but those words would definitely provide a huge boost of confidence to Kiermaier.
"I don't know if he meant it," Kiermaier said. "But those words did come out of his mouth."
"Of course I meant it," Sizemore said. "He does things I've never seen a centerfielder do before."
Like what kind of things? Let's take a look:
(h/t Tampa Bay Times)