Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Hardware For Sox Top Pick Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi
Andrew Benintendi—the Red Sox top pick in the recent MLB Draft (#7 overall)—has added yet another award to his trophy case. Previously, he was Baseball America National Player Of The YearCollegiate Baseball National Player of the Year, recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy and SEC Player Of The Year. Now, Benintendi is the 2015 Golden Spikes Award winner. The award (sponsored by Major League Baseball) is presented by USA Baseball to honor the top amateur baseball player in the nation. Previous Golden Spikes winners include: Terry Francona, Will Clark, Jason Varitek, J.D. Drew, Alex Gordon, Tim Lincecum, David Price, Buster Posey, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant. Not bad company! Congrats, Andrew!