With Bogaerts, Betts, Bradley Jr., and Travis Shaw already up in the majors. We are already witnessing the future of the Boston Red Sox.
Now, we get to see another young stud get his call. That man would be Andrew Benintendi.
As the seventh pick in just last years draft, it comes as kind of a shock to some fans. But this kid could be a great addition to the already star power in the outfield. A centerfielder by trade, the youngster will be asked upon to play left field in platoon with Bryce Brentz.
On May 15th, Benintendi got the call up from class-A Salem too the Red Sox Double A team the Portland Sea Dogs. And now just a little over two and a half months later he will get his call up again this time to the Majors.
After being part of trade rumors to Chicago for ace Chris Sale, no deal was complete leading to his call up to the Bigs.
In Salem, he was hitting .341 with 46 hits, 1 homer, and 32 RBIs before his call up to Portland.
In Portland, Andrew was hitting .295 with 70 hits, 8 homers, and 44 RBIs.
Is it too early for the call? Maybe but it maybe the right move. We needed another option in Left as Chris Young and Blake Swihart are both still hurt.
We will get too see his first start tomorrow night.