Andrew Benintendi
Andrew Benintendi
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Boston Red Sox
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed with Boston in June 2015, including a $3,590,400 signing bonus.
Takes seat Friday
OFBoston Red Sox
September 21, 2018
Benintendi is not in Friday's starting nine against the Indians, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
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Benintendi will get the day off after the Red Sox clinched the division title Thursday night against the Yankees. Travis Sam draws the start in left field and will bat eighth with Benintendi on the bench.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+36%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+30%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2016
 
 
+129%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .629 314 34 5 29 8 .227 .304 .325
Since 2016vs Right .855 1084 165 33 156 33 .295 .372 .483
2018vs Left .675 150 22 4 18 4 .234 .289 .387
2018vs Right .878 472 77 12 63 16 .304 .386 .493
2017vs Left .622 131 11 1 9 4 .232 .336 .286
2017vs Right .813 527 73 19 81 16 .280 .356 .458
2016vs Left .429 33 1 0 2 0 .179 .250 .179
2016vs Right .984 85 15 2 12 1 .338 .400 .584
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .790 678 96 14 90 15 .285 .347 .443
Since 2016Away .818 720 103 24 95 26 .274 .366 .451
2018Home .845 321 48 7 47 8 .302 .353 .491
2018Away .809 301 51 9 34 12 .268 .372 .437
2017Home .711 319 41 7 39 7 .258 .329 .382
2017Away .838 339 43 13 51 13 .283 .373 .466
2016Home .993 38 7 0 4 0 .364 .447 .545
2016Away .761 80 9 2 10 1 .264 .316 .444
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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
0.67
 
BB Rate
10.8%
 
K Rate
16.2%
 
BABIP
.322
 
ISO
.179
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.362
 
SLG
.466
 
OPS
.828
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Heads to bench Tuesday
OFBoston Red Sox
September 18, 2018
Benintendi is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
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Out of lineup Tuesday
OFBoston Red Sox
September 4, 2018
Benintendi is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
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On bench Sunday
OFBoston Red Sox
September 2, 2018
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
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Sitting out series finale
OFBoston Red Sox
August 26, 2018
Benintendi is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
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Drives in three
OFBoston Red Sox
August 22, 2018
Benintendi went 1-for-5 with a double, three RBI, a run scored and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Indians.
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