Andrew Benintendi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1994 (27)
Andrew Benintendi Season Stats
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Andrew Benintendi News
Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi is back in the lineup Monday for a matchup with the Chicago White Sox and right-handed starter Johnny Cueto. One of Kansas City's best position players this season, Benintendi is batting .316 with a .375 on-base percentage and two home runs in 128 plate appearances this season. He wasn't in Sunday's lineup but will return and hit second on Monday against the White Sox. The outfielder has yet to face Cueto in his Major League career.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi got some good news on Friday as he was informed that he won his arbitration case. Benintendi will now earn $8.5 million for his services in 2022 after the Royals offered $7.3 million in March back when they kicked off the arbitration process. The 27-year-old outfielder is off to an excellent start this season, hitting .314 with one homer, nine runs, and 12 RBI over 105 at-bats.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi had a perfect day at the plate in Monday's 10-7 defeat to the Cleveland Guardians, recording three hits, including a home run, two runs, and three RBI in three at-bats, while walking twice. He's now slashing .538/.625/.769 with a home run over his first four games. Benintendi's plate discipline has been excellent as well, as he's walked three times and struck out only once in 13 at-bats. The former Golden Spikes Award winner is looking to build on his solid 2021 season when he hit .276 with 17 HRs, eight stolen bases, 73 RBI, and 63 runs. Benintendi's ability to run and hit for power is enticing, and so is manager Mike Matheny's inclination to bat him third in the lineup. Fantasy managers who drafted the 26-year-old have themselves an all-around contributor.
2020 was not the year anyone expected for Boston Red Sox outfielderAndrew Benintendi. After slashing .266/.343/.431 in 138 games in 2019, the 26-year-old only played in 14 games due to a rib-cage strain. While he has a solid walk rate (21.2%), his strikeout rate (32.7% in 2020) has increased over the past three seasons. Benintendi is a free agent after 2022, but he is currently on the Red Sox's radar to trade. It is unknown how that would affect his play, but the injury will be something to monitor this spring. As of now, he has a place with the Red Sox, but his fantasy stock is down after he slashed just .103/.314/.128 in his 14 games last season. At a current ADP of 226 and just outside the top-50 fantasy outfielders, fantasy managers should consider buying low when it comes to Benintendi, especially if he remains in Boston.