Andrew Benintendi, Outfield, Boston Red Sox, #40
Date of Birth: 7/6/1994
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: University of Arkansas
Andrew Benintendi, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, was a top player at the University of Arkansas. In 2015, he was named the SEC Player of the Year and Baseball America's College Player of the Year and he won the Dick Howser Trophy for batting .380 with 19 home runs.
Benintendi was first drafted in 2013 by the Cincinnati Reds but he didn't sign with them. Two years later, he signed with the Red Sox. He played in 54 games in the minor leagues in 2015.
On August 21, 2016, Benintendi hit his first major league triple and his first home run. He played in 34 games with the Red Sox and he finished with a .295 batting average, 31 hits, including 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 home runs, and 14 RBIs. Defensively, he played 29 games in left field and 5 games in center field and he made 55 putouts and 1 error. In the postseason, he had 9 at-bats in 3 games and he had 3 hits, including a double and a home run, and 2 RBIs.