Andrew Benintendi
Andrew Benintendi
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Boston Red Sox
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Players are supposed to take steps forward in their third full season, but Benny Biceps did not get that memo. Instead, he compiled his way to a league-average season, posting full-season lows nearly across the board. It should be noted that his overall offensive production was exactly league average despite it being a decline from his efforts in 2017 and 2018. As for causes, his strikeout rate jumped seven percentage points as pitchers were able to get him to swing and miss through pitches at a higher rate than in previous seasons, and many of those misses came within the strike zone. Pitchers would get ahead of him early with first-pitch strikes, and get him in protection mode which forced more guessing and strike zone expansion to protect the edges. He was particularly awful against offspeed stuff. The league has adjusted to him; now it is Benintendi's turn to adjust to stop the statistical backslide. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Red Sox in February of 2020.
Removed for pinch hitter
OFBoston Red Sox
August 9, 2020
Benintendi was removed for a pinch hitter during the fourth inning of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto.
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Benintendi, mired in a slump to begin the season, was dropped from leadoff to the seven hole for Saturday's game against Blue Jays right-hander Chase Anderson. He grounded into a double play in his only at-bat. When left-hander Anthony Kay came on to face Benintendi with two outs and runners on first and second, manager Ron Roenicke replaced Benintendi with Kevin Pillar. Benintendi is batting .059 (2-for-34) over 11 games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
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#8
#9
6
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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#3
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#5
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1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .740 362 44 9 48 4 .253 .331 .408
Since 2018vs Right .809 959 134 20 108 28 .279 .360 .449
2020vs Left .333 10 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000
2020vs Right .364 35 3 0 1 1 .071 .257 .107
2019vs Left .796 188 20 5 27 0 .269 .358 .438
2019vs Right .764 427 52 8 41 10 .265 .336 .428
2018vs Left .694 164 24 4 21 4 .247 .301 .393
2018vs Right .877 497 79 12 66 17 .305 .387 .490
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+75%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+16%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .826 670 97 15 87 12 .282 .350 .476
Since 2018Away .750 651 81 14 69 20 .261 .354 .396
2020Home .278 26 2 0 1 1 .048 .231 .048
2020Away .487 19 1 0 0 0 .077 .333 .154
2019Home .830 304 44 8 35 2 .264 .347 .483
2019Away .718 311 28 5 33 8 .268 .340 .379
2018Home .861 340 51 7 51 9 .314 .363 .498
2018Away .795 321 52 9 36 12 .263 .369 .426
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.67
 
BB Rate
22.2%
 
K Rate
33.3%
 
BABIP
.105
 
ISO
.029
 
AVG
.059
 
OBP
.273
 
SLG
.088
 
OPS
.361
 
wOBA
.206
 
Exit Velocity
77.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.0%
 
Barrels/PA
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Batting seventh Saturday
OFBoston Red Sox
August 8, 2020
Benintendi is batting seventh against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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Could be replaced at leadoff
OFBoston Red Sox
August 8, 2020
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke hinted Friday that Benintendi could be replaced by Alex Verdugo as the team's leadoff hitter, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Sitting vs. southpaw
OFBoston Red Sox
August 5, 2020
Benintendi is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Out against lefty
OFBoston Red Sox
August 2, 2020
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
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Sitting Friday
OFBoston Red Sox
July 31, 2020
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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