Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi:
Benny attended in Madeira High School in Madeira, Ohio, where he played varsity baseball and basketball. He won the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball after batting .564 in his senior season.
Benintendi was also setting records for career points, three-pointers, and more in basketball. He decided to enroll at the University of Arkansas after being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 31st round of the 2013 MLB Draft and not signing. He decided to not declare a major.
In his freshman year, he batted .276 in 61 games. He only had 1 homer and drove in 27 runs. He also had 20-multi hit games.
He took a major step up in his sophomore season, being named National Player of the Year. He had a .376 batting average in 65 games. That year he had 20 home runs and 57 runs batted in.
He won many awards in his sophomore season, including the Dick Howser Award, which caught the eyes of the majority of major league teams. He ended up being drafted with the 7th overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. He signed for a $3.6 million signing bonus.