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Andrew Benintendi

Born: 07/06/1994 (Age: )
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 180
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Average build w/ medium physical features. Chiseled, muscular forearms. Doesn't stand out physically on ML field; tools play above size.

STANCE: Relaxed, simple overall swing w/ confident, calm demeanor in box. Slight knee-bend in a medium-width, straight-on hitting base. Modest leg-lift trigger gets him to fairly wide launch position. Limited hand/head movement before the pitch; overall quiet load into swing.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 00/00/0000
Dates Seen April 11-13, 2016
Affiliate Salem Red Sox (High A, Red Sox)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Low 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Impressive shortness to swing and ability to alter approach based on count and situation; took outside pitches the other way; also able to turn on hittable pitches to pullside and clear hips for pull power. Quick bat; inside-out path to ball; mostly level swing-plane. Overall very advanced hit-tool w/ look of .270+ avgs.
Power 50 At-least average raw power, if not a bit more to pullside; likely plays a hair under raw power grade as level swing-plane and modest physicality play game power more regularly to the gaps. Above-avg producer of doubles and triples.
Baserunning/Speed 55 More a solid-avg runner than burner; plus BR instincts and ability to read pitchers/game situations still allow ceiling of double-digit SBs; showed consistent good reads off the bat on balls to OF; went first-to-third efficiently.
Glove 55 Direct routes to the ball w/ good reads allow him to get the most out of solid-avg speed in the field; longer strides w/ gliding range tracking fly balls; average-to-solid defense in CF w/ instincts to handle either corner spot.
Arm 50 Limited looks at throwing arm, though had more of an average look to carry. Physical sizse, offensive profile, and arm-strength profile best in LF if he does move from CF.

Impressive position prospect; rare blend of a high ceiling paired w/ high-floor of everyday contributor. Best case is a quality regular in CF w/ plus hitting ability and a bevy of average-to-solid other tools, plus excellent instincts.Advanced toolset; highly-skilled player; could be a quick mover to big league level. High interest.

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