Andrew Benintendi: From Rookie to Key Player

No Longer the Sox Rookie The Arkansas Razorback alum is in the spotlight today. Andrew Benintendi is entering his 2nd full season with the Boston Red Sox. Sadly, he won’t be basking in the limelight of being the team’s rookie. But, there is no doubt that the 23-year-old left fielder will be in any shadow unless given by the green monster. He had an unbelievable rookie year coming in second place behind Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees for AL Rookie of the Year. Benny and the Razorbacks The small, lightweight boy from Madeira, Ohio quickly became a force to be reckoned with in Arizona. He wasn’t just a bench warmer or a place holder. He stepped up and was awarded in doing so. His accolades speak for themselves: Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team Led Arkansas with 17 stolen base Golden Spikes Award Winner Dick Howser Trophy Winner SEC Male Athlete of the Year Baseball America National Player of the Year Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year SEC Player of the Year (Coaches) All-SEC First Team (Coaches) Louisville Slugger All-America First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-America First Team NCBWA All-America First Team D1Baseball All-America First Team Baseball America All-America First Team Collegiate Baseball All-America First Team NCAA Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team MLB Draft Pick – No. 7 Overall – Red Sox Benintendi has quite the college resume...

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