Thursday, December 17, 2015

Benintendi Is Baseball America's College Player O' Year

Red Sox 2015 first-round draft pick Andrew Benintendi was named College Player Of the Year by Baseball America. Previously, he had been honored as National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and SEC Player of the Year. The 21-year old out of the University of Arkansas was terrific at both short-season Single A Lowell and Single A Greenville in his first professional season—hitting a combined .313 with a .416 OBP. In just 54 games as a pro he has 11 HRs and 30 RBIs to go along with a .556 slugging percentage and an .972 OPS. Congratulations, Andrew! We will surely see you soon in the Red Sox outfield.