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Andrew Benintendi

Born: 07/06/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 180
Primary Position: CF
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)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Moderate 60 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.

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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