Andrew Benintendi
Andrew Benintendi
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Boston Red Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
What do you call a player who is above average across the board but doesn't excel in any one area? His teammates call him Beni. Benintendi fell four homers short of his second straight 20-20 season but increased his doubles by 15 along with powering six triples, resulting in a 41-point jump in SLG along with a 20-point ISO increase. Keying this surge was an improved handling of southpaws (.694 OPS as compared to a .622 mark the previous season). Batting second for most of the season, Benintendi eclipsed the century mark in runs for the first time in his young career. If there's a concern, it comes from Statcast as his exit velocity and barrel rate are pedestrian. However, a solid 82% contact rate keeps his batting average floor high while allowing him to take advantage of Fenway Park. Benintendi may still develop more power and continue to improve against LHP. Chasing that is a risk, but settling for a repeat of 2018 is reasonable. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox in August of 2016.
Knocks two hits, steals base
OFBoston Red Sox
April 21, 2019
Benintendi went 2-for-6 with a stolen base in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Rays.
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Benintendi is starting to heat up, collecting his sixth multi-hit game and second stolen base this month. The 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .282/.346/.451 in 82 plate appearances in 2019.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
10
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+27%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+35%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .663 319 37 5 33 8 .240 .319 .344
Since 2017vs Right .845 1076 157 33 155 34 .292 .370 .475
2019vs Left .642 24 2 0 3 0 .235 .348 .294
2019vs Right .867 52 5 2 8 1 .292 .346 .521
2018vs Left .694 164 24 4 21 4 .247 .301 .393
2018vs Right .877 497 79 12 66 17 .305 .387 .490
2017vs Left .622 131 11 1 9 4 .232 .336 .286
2017vs Right .813 527 73 19 81 16 .280 .356 .458
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .795 679 94 15 91 16 .287 .348 .447
Since 2017Away .812 716 100 23 97 26 .273 .367 .444
2019Home .988 20 2 1 1 0 .294 .400 .588
2019Away .744 56 5 1 10 1 .271 .327 .417
2018Home .861 340 51 7 51 9 .314 .363 .498
2018Away .795 321 52 9 36 12 .263 .369 .426
2017Home .711 319 41 7 39 7 .258 .329 .382
2017Away .838 339 43 13 51 13 .283 .373 .466
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Benintendi compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.44
 
BB Rate
9.8%
 
K Rate
22.0%
 
BABIP
.340
 
ISO
.169
 
AVG
.282
 
OBP
.346
 
SLG
.451
 
OPS
.796
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Normally, a 20-20 inaugural season puts you in contention for Rookie of the Year honors, but when someone else shatters the first-year home run record, you fall short. Such is the case for Benintendi, one of only nine hitters to accomplish the aforementioned feat. Benintendi's impressive season occurred in spite of a weak showing versus southpaws. The lefty-swinging outfielder sported a meek .622 OPS in 112 at bats when saddled with the platoon disadvantage. That said, it's encouraging Benintendi's struggles weren't making contact, but hitting too many medium-speed grounders with a lefty on the hill. This should be correctable with an adjustment, baking in some upside to Benintendi's already impressive skill set versus righties. Also promising is the youngster walked at a greater clip against lefties. A power-speed combo doesn't come cheap, but considering Benintendi is likely to get better, while hitting in a productive spot in a lineup destined to improve from 2017, he's worth a high draft pick or an extra buck or two at the auction table.
Benintendi had a whirlwind year, from being drafted in the summer of 2015 to reaching the majors in the summer of 2016. The 22-year-old started the 2016 season at High-A Salem where he needed just 34 games before getting a bump up to Double-A Portland. He was challenged in the Eastern League, but eventually adjusted and raked to the tune of a .323/.389/.586 line over his final 50 games. That was just enough to convince the Red Sox to call him up to Boston to provide production out of left field, a new position for him. There were some shaky defensive moments out there, but he made all he plays. At the plate, 14 of his 31 hits went for extra bases and he got on base at a good clip, but struggled in a small sample against left-handed pitching (28 at-bats). There's still some work to do, but he has a good approach and, as the primary left fielder, will get plenty of chances to develop his bat.
Benintendi blossomed in his sophomore season at the University of Arkansas in 2015, leading the SEC in batting average (.380), home runs (20), on-base percentage (.489), slugging (.715) and walks (47) while becoming the first college baseball player to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season since 2009. Production like that is worthy of hardware and Benintendi received it, capturing the Golden Spikes award as the top amateur baseball player in the nation as well as the SEC Player of the Year. Then it got better. As a sophomore eligible draftee, he was drafted seventh-overall by the Red Sox and continued to dominate pitchers. Benintendi adjusted to wooden bats quite well, posting a .972 OPS with 11 homers while maintaining a good approach, walking 35 times compared to 24 strikeouts, in 54 games for short-season Lowell and Low-A Greenville. Talent evaluators believe he’s one of the closest 2015 draftees to the big leagues.
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Carries offense in win
OFBoston Red Sox
April 20, 2019
Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a home run and five RBI in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Rays.
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Returns to lineup
OFBoston Red Sox
April 19, 2019
Benintendi (foot) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Still sitting Wednesday
OFBoston Red Sox
Foot
April 17, 2019
Benintendi (foot) remains on the bench Wednesday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
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Available off bench
OFBoston Red Sox
Foot
April 16, 2019
Benintendi (foot) is available off the bench in the right situation Tuesday against the Yankees, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Remains out of lineup
OFBoston Red Sox
Foot
April 16, 2019
Benintendi (foot) is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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