Outfielder for the Boston Red Sox who made his MLB debut in August of 2016. He was a 1st round selection by the Sox in the 2015 draft. Prior to the MLB, he played for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, where he was named SEC Player of the Year and Baseball American College Player of the Year after leading the SEC in batting average, home runs and on-base percentage.
As a senior in high school, he batted an absurd .564 and was named the ABCA/Rawlings National High School Player of the Year as well as Ohio Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.
Before heading to the University of Arkansas, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2013, but did not sign with the organization. He won the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award during his collegiate career.
He was born to parents Chris and Jill Benintendi. He has sisters named Olivia and Lily.
In the 2016 ALDS, he swatted his first postseason home run against the Indians' Trevor Bauer.