Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 25
Born: July 6, 1994
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: 1st round, 2015 by BOS;
31st round, 2013 by CIN
How Acquired: Draft
College: Arkansas
High School: Madeira HS (OH)
   

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Andrew Benintendi photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: ben-INN-ten-dee
First Pro Contract: June 29, 2015 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Chris Mears
Signing Bonus: $3,590,400
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: July 3, 2015 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: August 2, 2016 (BOS)
MLB Debut: August 3, 2016 (BOS)
Service Time (1/20): 3 years, 62 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): Arbitration Eligible
   
Twitter: @asben16
Instagram: @andrewbenintendi16

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Compact, short, strong, athletic build. Maxed out physically. 

Hit: Quick hands and explosive through the zone while staying under control. Shows advanced knowledge of the strike zone.  Two-handed finish. Pull heavy approach.

Power: Plus bat speed. Compact strength. Leverage in swing for future plus power.

Arm: Average arm strength and accuracy.

Field: Athletic defensive actions with average reads and range in center field. Able to play all outfield positions if necessary.

Run: Above-average runner with base-stealing potential. Not a burner, but quick, athletic strides with accelerating speed underway and great instincts.




  Career Notes: Drafted by the Reds in 2013 but did not sign. Had right hamate bone removed before college. Suffered strained quad late in freshman season at Arkansas and did not play summer ball, focusing instead on building upper body strength while rehabbing the injury; had significant jump in power production as a result. Under-the-radar player at Arkansas had dramatic late climb up draft boards in part because some teams did not realize he was a draft-eligible sophomore. Was one of the top prospects in baseball entering 2017 season. Second in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2017. World Series champion in 2018.

Summation: Future potential regular, everyday-type outfielder. Ceiling of an occasional All-Star. Athleticism and profile to potentially play all three outfield positions. Average to above-average tools across the board. Needs to prove raw power and approach will continue to translate against advanced pitching. 

Links
The Write-Up: Benintendi and more from Lowell (8.4.15)
Benintendi adjusting quickly... (8.11.15)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review
The Write-Up: Andrew Benintendi (7.7.16)
Breaking down the Andrew Benintendi call-up (8.2.16)
 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2014 Arkansas NCAA Coll --- 19 61 225 45 62 8 1 1 27 75 24 20 17 4 0.276 0.368 0.333 0.701
  2015 Arkansas NCAA Coll --- 20 65 226 62 85 13 2 20 57 162 50 32 24 4 0.376 0.488 0.717 1.205
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 35 124 19 36 2 4 7 15 67 25 15 7 1 0.290 0.408 0.540 0.948
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 19 74 17 26 5 0 4 16 43 10 9 3 2 0.351 0.430 0.581 1.011
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 34 135 30 46 13 7 1 32 76 15 9 8 2 0.341 0.413 0.563 0.976
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 21 63 237 40 70 18 5 8 44 122 24 30 8 7 0.295 0.357 0.515 0.872
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 21 34 105 16 31 11 1 2 14 50 10 25 1 0 0.295 0.362 0.476 0.838
  2017 Boston AL MLB Bos 22 151 573 94 155 26 1 20 90 243 70 112 20 5 0.271 0.352 0.424 0.776
2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 148 579 103 168 41 6 16 87 269 71 106 21 3 0.290 0.366 0.465 0.830
  2019 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 138 541 72 144 40 5 13 68 233 59 140 10 3 0.266 0.343 0.431 0.774
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2020 - - - Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2015 National Player of the Year (Louisville Slugger)
2015 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year
2015 First-Team All-American (Louisville Slugger)
2015 Golden Spikes Award
2015 Dick Howser Trophy
NY-Penn League Player of the Week (August 10-16, 2015)
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (August 2015)
Carolina League Player of the Week (April 25 - May 1, 2016)
Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month (April 2016)
2016 Futures Game All-Star
Eastern League Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2016)
2016 Greg Montalbano Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year
American League Rookie of the Month (August 2017)
2017 Baseball America All-Rookie Team
2017 Topps All-Rookie Team
  2015 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2015 SoxProspects.com Offensive Player of the Year
2015 SoxProspects.com Rookie of the Year
2016 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 25 - May 1, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (April 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 27 - July 4, 2016)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 25-31, 2016)
2016 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2016 SoxProspects.com Player of the Year
2017 SoxProspects.com Graduate of the Year
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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