FAYETTEVILLE – Former Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi took the minor leagues by storm since being drafted seventh overall by the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Now with his recent call-up to the Red Sox 25-man roster, Benintendi completes a rapid rise that has taken the baseball world by storm.
See what some major baseball writers are saying about Benintendi as he looks to make his Major League debut tonight in Seattle with the Red Sox.
That said, almost no one who has seen Benintendi since the day he turned pro is surprised at his rapid ascent https://t.co/OTF8r61rcu
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) August 2, 2016
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August 2, 2016
— Michael Lananna (@mlananna) August 2, 2016
Dombrowski said Benintendi and Moncada are “special players” and close to the majors. They weren’t getting traded.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 2, 2016
Happy Andrew Benintendi day. Red Sox have produced Bogaerts and Betts in recent years. Next in line arrives today. https://t.co/K81NWPp9ji
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) August 2, 2016
— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) August 2, 2016
Best predictpr ohit tool excellence is molre XB and more BB than K. Beninintendi’s 151 minor league games:/312, 932 OPS, 74 XBH, 74 BB, 63 K
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) August 2, 2016