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16 Andrew Benintendi LF

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
82%40%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
390.103141
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019BOS13854172144136859140103.343.431.266
2020BOS14394401111712.314.128.103

Player Updates

August 12, 2020 04:08 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Headed to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained right rib cage, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Benintendi apparently picked up the injury during a rundown in Tuesday's loss. X-rays came back negative, but the issue is still serious enough to keep the outfielder sidelined for at least 10 days. In his absence, Kevin Pillar, Alex Verdugo and Jackie Bradley should handle the majority of outfield duties for Boston. Ryan Weber was added to the roster in a corresponding move.

August 12, 2020 07:48 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Two hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Rays.

Moved back into the leadoff spot after a temporary bump to the bottom third of the order, Benintendi responded by getting on base three times, although the rest of the Boston offense couldn't cash him in. In fact, the 26-year-old doubled his hit total with Tuesday's performance -- he's now 4-for-39 (.103), and only 11 walks have kept him in the leadoff mix during his brutal start to the season. He'll need to string together a few more good days before he'll be back on the fantasy radar in shallower formats.

August 10, 2020 03:40 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi isn't starting Monday against the Rays.

Even against right-handers, Benintendi's role has been in flux recently in the midst of a slump. With southpaw Ryan Yarbrough on the mound for Tampa Bay on Monday, Alex Verdugo will shift to left field with Kevin Pillar starting as the right fielder.

August 9, 2020 11:04 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Removed for pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi was removed for a pinch hitter during the fourth inning of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto.

Benintendi, mired in a slump to begin the season, was dropped from leadoff to the seven hole for Saturday's game against Blue Jays right-hander Chase Anderson. He grounded into a double play in his only at-bat. When left-hander Anthony Kay came on to face Benintendi with two outs and runners on first and second, manager Ron Roenicke replaced Benintendi with Kevin Pillar. Benintendi is batting .059 (2-for-34) over 11 games.

August 8, 2020 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Batting seventh Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is batting seventh against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Benintendi had been the primary leadoff hitter against right-handers to begin the season, but he's been in a major slump over the first 10 games. As a result, Alex Verdugo will replace Benintendi at the top of the order. It's unclear whether the change in the lineup will continue in future contests. Benintendi has hit just 2-for-33 with a double, one RBI and 15 strikeouts this year.

August 8, 2020 08:44 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Could be replaced at leadoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke hinted Friday that Benintendi could be replaced by Alex Verdugo as the team's leadoff hitter, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Benintendi has been the regular leadoff hitter against right-handers but is slumping badly. The manager slotted him there once again Friday when he went hitless with a walk in five plate appearances. He's batting .061 (2-for-33) overall and .083 (2-for-24) as a leadoff hitter.

August 5, 2020 03:52 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Sitting vs. southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Benintendi is 0-for-11 in his career against opposing starter Ryan Yarbrough, so he'll give way to Jose Peraza in left field for this one. Through nine appearances this season, Benintendi is 2-for-29 (.069) with a stolen base and a 9:12 BB:K.

August 2, 2020 07:44 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Benintendi is one of three lefty-hitting lineup regulars that will take a seat in the series finale with southpaw James Paxton on the bump for New York. First baseman Mitch Moreland and outfielder Alex Verdugo will join Benintendi on the bench. Benintendi has just two hits -- a single and a double -- in 34 at-bats this season.

August 1, 2020 10:04 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Benintendi is 2-for-21 with seven walks in 29 plate appearances through seven games, and he'll hit the bench with southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the mound for the Yankees. Alex Verdugo will move over to left field Friday while Kevin Pillar receives the start in right.

July 29, 2020 12:24 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Plummets to ninth spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi will hit ninth Tuesday against the Mets, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Benintendi led off against a lefty on Opening Day but sat against the next southpaw the Red Sox faced Sunday. This time around, with lefty David Peterson on the mound for the Mets, he'll start but hit at the bottom of the order, with Jose Peraza leading off.

July 28, 2020 07:48 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Shows off speed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Mets.

Benintendi got on base with an infield single to lead off the first inning and managed to steal second. The 26-year-old has reached double-digits in stolen bases in each of the last three seasons. He's hitting .071 with six strikeouts in 16 plate appearances -- Benintendi could be moved out of the leadoff spot if his batting doesn't improve soon.

July 26, 2020 07:32 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.

He is 0-for-9 with four strikeouts, two walks, a run and an RBI through two games. Righty-hitting Kevin Pillar will get the start in right field against southpaw Wade LeBlanc while Alex Verdugo shifts to left field.

July 8, 2020 10:20 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Batting leadoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi will replace Mookie Betts has Boston's leadoff hitter in 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Benintendi was used as a leadoff hitter for the first portion of the 2019 season, but he was eventually replaced by Betts, who is now with the Dodgers. At the top of the order, Benintendi batted .256/.355/.412 over 199 at-bats.

March 5, 2020 09:48 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Playing left field Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Benintendi will lead off and man left field in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Boston's initial lineup called for Benintendi to play right field, a position he's never played at any point during his four seasons in the majors. The Red Sox ultimately called an audible and have decided to use Benintendi in his more natural position in left for what will be his first game action in the field since he picked up a minor quadriceps injury last week. Thursday's lineup looks to be entirely made up of regulars, so at this point, Benintendi seems to be interim manager Ron Roenicke's top choice to replace the departed Mookie Betts as Boston's leadoff man.

March 5, 2020 08:40 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Manning right field Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi (quad) will man right field and hit leadoff in Thursday's spring game against the Astros, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

Benintendi's injury has limited him to just one appearance as the DH since Feb. 27, but he is set to both hit and play the field Thursday, so it seems he has put the soreness behind him. It's notable that he will line up in right field, as he has not made a start in that spot in a big-league game.

March 4, 2020 12:28 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: May play field Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim manager Ron Roenicke suggested that Benintendi (quadriceps) might be cleared to play the outfield in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

After experiencing minor quad tightness just under a week ago, Benintendi returned from a three-game absence to serve as Boston's designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the 9-1 loss, but more importantly, he didn't experience any setbacks with the quad. Benintendi was scheduled to do outfield drills Wednesday, so if he responds well to that activity, expect him to have a defensive role versus Houston.

March 2, 2020 04:16 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Will be designated hitter Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi (quadriceps) will return to the lineup as a designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Benintendi has been battling a minor quad issue over the last few days, but the Red Sox don't appear overly concerned. He'll still have plenty of time to get into fielding shape by Opening Day.

March 1, 2020 10:20 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Managing quad tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi is dealing with quadriceps tightness but could return to game action Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old has been held out since the issue cropped up Thursday, but his expected quick return to the lineup indicates it's a minor injury. Benintendi is expected to begin the season working as Boston's leadoff man after the departure of Mookie Betts.

February 25, 2020 08:28 AM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Whacks leadoff homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi batted leadoff and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's spring game against the Twins.

Benintendi, who launched his solo home run on the second pitch of the game, is expected to be Boston's primary leadoff hitter in 2020, replacing the departed Mookie Betts. He served in that role to start the 2019 season, going 5-for-42 when leading off games, but 2020 is a different year. Thus far, Benintendi has hit safely in the two games in which he's led off a game.

February 11, 2020 05:20 PM
Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Listed as possible leadoff man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Benintendi was mentioned alongside new teammate Alex Verdugo (oblique) by interim manager Ron Roenicke as a possible leadoff man following the trade of Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Benintendi's career 109 wRC+ is nearly identical to Verdugo's 107 mark, though he managed a career-worst 100 wRC+ last season and may need to show signs of a bounceback if he's to win the competition. Even with Betts now in Los Angeles, the top of the Red Sox's order remains strong, and whoever becomes the leadoff hitter will get to bat in front of Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore47112 .333 .468 .234
vs Shepherd (Career)000000
vs RHP3811018 .336 .428 .265
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020BOS14394401111712.103.314.1280.442
2019BOS13854172144136859140103.266.343.4310.774
2018BOS148579103168168771106213.290.366.4650.830
2017BOS15157384155209070112205.271.352.4240.776
2016BOS341051631214102510.295.359.4760.835
Total4851837279502512602214005313.273.353.4350.788
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020BOS1410501101
2019BOS13840523353716
2018BOS14841626972219
2017BOS151261243816716
2016BOS341115011100
Total4851191380021817932
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2015ASX-Lowell Spinners35124193624715251571.290.408.540
2015AFX-Greenville Drive197417265041610932.351.430.581
2016AA-Portland632374070185844243087.295.357.515
2016AFA-Salem34135304613713215982.341.413.563
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/187
Birthdate:
7/6/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Arkansas
MLB Experience:
5
Awards:

2015: Golden Spike