KC Royals LF Andrew Benintendi Listed as ‘Prime’ Trade Candidate by MLB

The Kansas City Royals have had one of their worst starts to a season in franchise history, but left fielder Andrew Benintendi is having perhaps the best campaign of his seven-year career.

In 51 games entering Sunday’s play, the 27-year-old is slashing .328 / .392 / .423 with a pair of home runs and 17 RBIs. He’s striking out at a career-low 14.2% clip and is walking at a 9.4% rate to boot. Benintendi’s power hasn’t been there this season but other than that, the 2021 Gold Glove winner has been fantastic. His 139 wRC +, per FanGraphs, is the eighth among all big-league outfielders. Despite being on a bad team, Benintendi has been nothing short of excellent in 2022.


Leave a Comment