Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fantasy Focus: Impact Rookies- Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi, OF, Red Sox.  DOB:  7/6/1994.  B-L, T-L.  5'10", 170 lbs.  Drafted in 2015 Round 1(#7).

2016 A+:  .341/.413/.563, 13 2B, 7 3B, HR, 8 SB, 9.7 BB%, 5.8 K%, 155 PA.
2016 AA:  .295/.357/.515, 18 2B, 5 3B, 8 HR, 8 SB, 9.1 BB%, 11.4 K%, 263 PA.
2016 MLB:  .295/.359/.476, 11 2B, 3B, 2 HR, SB, 8.5 BB%, 21.2 K%, 118 PA.

Well, that didn't take long!  Andrew Benintendi was an early favorite of Covechatter to be the Giants first round draft pick in 2015 only to rocket up draft boards all the way to a top 10 overall pick by the Red Sox, as if they need more talent on that team!  He's now rocketed up their farm system and is now projected to be their starting LF in 2017 and possibly bat second in their lineup where he will have opportunities for RBI's and R to go with double digit HR's and SB's with a .290+ BA.  If you are in OBP leagues, he'll give you that too!  Comp is Adam Eaton, although his defense will be mostly wasted in the shallow LF of Fenway Park.  You don't care about defense in most fantasy baseball leagues, though.

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