Andrew Benintendi is an American professional baseball Left fielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2016 through 2020. Benintendi was drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the seventh overall selection in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
He endorsed with the Red Sox, getting a $3.6 million signing bonus
Benintendi made his professional with the Lowell Spinners of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.
Andrew completed the 2015 season playing 19 games for the Class A Greenville Drive going 26/74 (.351) and posting an OPS of 1.011.
He started the 2016 season with the Salem Red Sox of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and got an advancement to the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League on May 15.
The Red Sox exchanged Benintendi and cash contemplations to the Kansas City Royals as a feature of a three-group exchange which the Red Sox gained Franchy Cordero, Josh Winckowski, and three players to be named later (distinguished in June as minor league possibilities: outfielder Freddy Valdez from the Mets, and pitchers Grant Gambrell and Luis De La Rosa from the Royals).
In his first year with the Royals, Benintendi batted .276/.324/.442 with 17 homers and 73 RBIs in 134 games. He drove all left defenders with 1,116 innings played and a .987 handling rate and won his first Gold Glove Award.
Andrew Benintendi Siblings: Who is Andrew Benintendi’s Sister Olivia Benintendi?
Andrew Benintendi has a sister called Olivia Benintendi with whom he grew up. However, it’s quite unfortunate her personal life is not much covered by the media.
Andrew Benintendi Awards
- World Series champion (2018)
- Gold Glove Award (2021)
- Golden Spikes Award (2015)
- Dick Howser Trophy (2015)