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Andrew Benintendi

Born: 07/06/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 170
Primary Position: CF
Physical/Health
Smaller, thin frame; listed height and weight are likely accurate; has surprising strength for size and frame; minimal projection remaining.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 08/17/2015
Dates Seen 7/24/2015 to 7/26/2015
Affiliate Lowell Spinners (Short Season, Red Sox)
Makeup

Appears quiet and reserved on the field; confident in what he's doing; interacted with teammates as expected in team environment.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2018 Moderate 60 50; Average Regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Plus bat speed thanks to strong arms and wrists; shows pre-swing noise with hands but quiets quickly when he initiates slight leg kick; high hands drop slightly to set path toward hitting zone; swing has moderate leverage; takes aggressive swing and doesn't get cheated, but still controls barrel well and shows ability to make contact on a variety of pitches; willing to work counts and take pitches; demonstrated strong pitch recognition during series; natural hitting ability could play up slightly because of approach and willingness to wait for pitches that can be driven; potential above-average hitter with occasional seasons better than that.
Power 55 Flashes plus raw power in batting practice; will occasionally translate to game situations; more often shows above-average power in-game; leverage in swing allows him to lift ball and drive it out of the park; bulk of power is to pull side with limited demonstration of ability to drive ball consistently to opposite field; potential 20-25 home run bat at peak.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Few instances during series where he really got down the line on a dig; when he did, flashed 4.25-4.30 times; athleticism shows through when running; showed aggressiveness on the bases that translated to ability to take extra base and put pressure on defenders; potential to steal 20+ bases at MLB level; speed plays on defense as well.
Glove 50 Showed solid reactions to ball off the bat; average first step, typically in proper direction; moved well to both sides; occasionally struggled with balls hit directly at him; runs well enough underway to demonstrate above-average range to the gaps; routes were typically straight line with only occasional deviations. average up the middle defender with defensive profile that could play up on a corner.
Arm 55 Throws showed consistent above-average velocity; throws maintained velocity well and carried to all bases with ease; accuracy was generally good but faltered when situations required a quicker release and footwork was rushed.
Overall

Broad skill set; five tools that could play average or better at peak; hit and power can carry profile with hit tool playing up thanks to approach and potential to get on base in other ways; solid runner that can handle center field at average level; sum of the parts is likely greater than any individual tool.

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