2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Andrew Benintendi
Colby Conway takes a closer look at the Red Sox outfielder and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season
From a statistical standpoint, Andrew Benintendi had an excellent 2018 campaign, slashing .290/.366/.465 with 16 home runs, 103 runs scored, 87 RBI and 21 stolen bases across 148 games with the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. After hitting 20 home runs and swiping 20 bags in 2017, fantasy owners were slightly disappointed he didn’t join the 20/20 club again. However, a stacked Boston lineup allowed Benintendi to eclipse 100 runs, and the noticeable jump in batting average led to a heightened on base percentage, slugging percentage, wOBA and ISO. While fantasy owners may have been left wanting a bit more in a few categories from Benintendi’s 2018 stat line, analytic fanatics will be ecstatic that his WAR more than doubled last year (4.3 WAR).
Benintendi may have only swiped one more bag in 2018 compared to 2017, but his effectiveness on the base paths was excellent. After registering an 80 percent success rate on stolen base attempts in 2017 (20-for-25), Benintendi was a...