Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi

Height/Weight: 5' 9"/180 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Cincinnati, Ohio
College: Arkansas
Draft: 2015 1st round (7th pick) by the
  • BoSox Injection

    Red Sox designating Franchy Cordero for assignment doesn't spoil Andrew Benintendi trade

    The Red Sox are parting ways with outfielder Franchy Cordero The Boston Red Sox announced that they have reinstated right-handed reliever Phillips Valdez from the COVID-19 Related Injured List. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, outfielder Franchy Cordero has been designated for assignment. This ends the brief tenure in the Red Sox organization for Cordero, who was acquired from the Kansas City Royals last winter as part of the package for Andrew Benintendi.

  • Sports Illustrated Kansas City Royals News, Analysis and More

    Consistency and Health Are Key for Andrew Benintendi Heading Into 2022

    When the Kansas City Royals acquired left fielder Andrew Benintendi back in February, the organization was reeling from the end of the illustrious Alex Gordon era and needed someone to fill that void. Whether that thrust unrealistic expectations upon the former Boston Red Sox outfielder is neither here nor there and regardless, Benintendi was coming off a terrible 14 games in 2020 and needed a fresh start. He got that in Kansas City.

  • Royals Review

    2021 Season in Review: The best Royals defensive plays

    The Royals showed they could flash some leather this year, finishing fifth in baseball in Defensive Runs Above Average, according to Fangraphs. They could have as many as five Gold Glove finalists this season - Salvador Perez, Whit Merrifield, Nicky Lopez, Andrew Benintendi, and Michael A. Taylor. Let’s show the glove some love with a look back at the top Royals defensive plays of 2021.