You're definitely not the only one. Barely played in 2019, got mono. No season all of last year. Delayed season in 2021. His development is really behind, IMO. Luckily he's supposed to be a natural at everything, but we simply haven't seen him play pro ball for anything but an extremely miniscule amount of time.
He needs to play a ton, and he needs to hit.
The first time that I read about Joe Altobelli was in my older brother's 1977 Complete Handbook of Baseball, which I read about 30 times. At the time, he was the manager of the San Francisco Giants. He may have gotten the NL Manager of the Year Award in 1978 when the Giants went 89-73, if the award had existed at the time. It was the franchise's first winning season since 1973.
At 88 years-old, he didn't get cheated out of his years.