Sebastian Keane spent an hour before the final day of North Andover (Mass.) High baseball tryouts in March posing for a cover shoot to recognize the fact that he’s the top high school prospect in New England.
All the while, North Andover High girls lacrosse players and track athletes walked by a scene in which the star pitcher posed dressed in his full game-day uniform in 40-degree temperatures as a photographer stood just a few feet in front of him snapping shot after shot.
It was a scene that could unnerve any high school senior — not exactly an age when boys love to pose for photos, particularly in front of their peers. But Keane possessed a certain sense of calm like he had been here before.
“Because this has come to him incrementally, he’s been comfortable,” said Tom Keane, Sebastian’s father and former baseball coach. “He has a mellow, low-key approach. He’s always been like that. He doesn’t get stressed. His high school coach has said that Sebastian’s so mellow, nobody in school would know this is going on.”