Andrew Sebastian Benintendi, also known as Benny, is a professional American baseball outfielder playing for the Kanas City Royals of MLB ( Major League Baseball). In 2016, he made his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox and played with them until 2020. Benintendi was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
Before entering into his professional career, Benintendi played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas. Benintendi bats and throws left-handed. Only 421 days after being selected in the draft, Benintendi was promoted by the Red Sox to the major leagues on August 2, 2016, straight from Double-A. Benintendi made his major league debut on 2nd August playing as a pinch hitter against the Seattle Mariners. On August 3, he recorded his first major league hit off of Hisashi Iwakuma. Benintendi was considered one of the top prospects for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
Andrew Benintendi Net Worth and Salary
According to sources, Andrew Benintendi has an estimated Net Worth of $4 Million. Andrew Benintendi earns an estimated salary of $620,500.
Andrew Benintendi traded to Kanas City Royals
Boston Red Sox sent Benintendi to Kanas City Royals in a three-team trade that also included the New York Mets. Boston Red Sox traded him with an unspecified amount of cash to the Royals for outfielder Franchy Cordero and two players to be named later. In the trade, Boston acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Josh Winckowski and a player to be named later from the Mets. The New York Mets received outfield prospect, Khalil Lee, from the Royals.
Chaim Bloom, the Red Sox chief baseball officer said to the reporters in a conference call late Wednesday night after the deal was announced that; “For our fans, this is not the first time in the last year they’ve seen an important player leave,”. “I know it’s tough. I know it’s painful.”
The baseball outfielder’s Formative Years
Andrew Benintendi was born on the 6th of July in the year 1994 and for the year 2020, he is 26 years old. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Benintendi attended Madeira High School in Madeira, Ohio, and as a senior for the Mustangs baseball team, he batted .564 with 12 home runs, 57 runs batted in (RBIs), and 38 stolen bases.
Benintendi was titled as the ABCA/Rawlings National High School Player of the Year and Ohio Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. He ended his high school career with an Ohio-record 199 career runs scored.
He joined the University of Arkansas to play college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. As a freshman, he played in 61 games, with 60 starts, and hit .276/.368/.333 with one home run and 27 RBI. Benintendi also named himself the Baseball America College Player of the Year Award, the Dick Howser Trophy, and the Golden Spikes Award.
Is he in a relationship?
According to sources, the baseball outfielder Benintendi is not in a relationship and is currently single.