Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Red Sox Sign Top Pick Benintendi For $3.6M

(Photo by Andy Shupe)
According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have signed their top pick in the 2015 MLB Draft for a full slot bonus of $3,590,400. Andrew Benintendi, out of the University of Arkansas, was taken by Boston with the number seven overall pick in this month's draft. Only two other draftees in the Top Ten were signed at the full slot bonus— Tyler Jay (Twins) and Cornelius Randolph (Phillies). Benintendi—the Collegiate Player Of The Year—possesses power, speed and athleticism that many equate to another Sox CF draftee—Jacoby Ellsbury. The dismal showing of the 2014 Carmine Hose may someday bear fruit with Benintendi.