The 2022-23 MLB offseason is in full swing and plenty of teams will be looking to add some offensive thump to their lineups this winter. Thankfully, there are plenty of high-impact bats available, including Andrew Benintendi
Benintendi has established himself as a solid all-around outfielder since debuting in 2016. His ability to hit, field and run the bases at a high level will make him attractive to many teams.
How much will he fetch on the open market? ESPN's Kiley McDaniel has a general idea.
Andrew Benintendi Contract
According to McDaniel, baseball industry experts expect Benintendi to receive a three-year deal worth $42 million, which would pay him $14 million a year.
Given Bentintendi's age and track record of success, that sounds like a pretty good deal. While his power disappeared in 2022, Benintendi still made his first All-Star team en route to posting the best batting average (.304) and on-base percentage (.373) of his career. He also won a Gold Glove award for his defense in 2021 and is still only 28 years old, so his power could certainly bounce back.
Benintendi is a proven postseason performer as well after helping the Boston Red Sox win the 2018 World Series. In 21 career playoff games, he's batted .272 with 21 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 9 RBIs.
While the New York Yankees are reportedly interested in bringing Benintendi back after trading for him last summer, they'll have to make sure they still have enough money left over to pay Aaron Judge.