Carmen Benedetti 43
Carmen  Benedetti


Grosse Pointe, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Pointe South

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225




Kornacki: Benedetti Finds Pro Mentorship with Wolverine Connection

Kornacki: Benedetti Finds Baseball Mentorship with Wolverine Connection


Four Wolverines Selected on Day Three of MLB Draft

Four Wolverines Selected on Day Three of MLB Draft


Five Wolverines Selected to All-Big Ten Conference Teams

Baseball Places Five on All-Big Ten Conference Teams


Benedetti Named to John Olerud Two-Play Player of the Year Top 18

Benedetti on Olerud Two-Way Baseball Player of the Year Watch List


Benedetti Tabbed Big Ten Player of the Week

Baseball's Benedetti Tabbed Big Ten Player of the Week

06/09/2015 Awards: Men's Breakthrough Athlete of the Year


Baseball Post-Regional Press Conference


Carmen Benedetti Interview

Carmen Benedetti weighs in on finding his grove through offseason preparation, becoming a true all-around threat, and explains how a simple game of catch with coach Erik Bakich earned him a spot in the pitching rotation.

Junior (2016)
• Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 12th Round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
• All-Big Ten Conference second team selection
• Named the Big Ten Player of the Week on May 10
• Scored a career-high four runs in a 19-3 victory over Eastern Michigan (Apr. 13)
• Scored the game-winning run in a nine inning walkoff against UIC (Mar. 27)
• Registered a season-high 3 hits against UIC (Mar. 27) and Northwestern (Apr. 1)
• Led Michigan with 45 walks and a .465 on-base percentage
• Totaled 18 multi-hit games with eight multi-RBI outings
• Made 16 relief appearances for a total of 14.2 innings
• Tossed a career-high 2.2 innings of work against UIC, tying his career-high with four strikeouts (March 27)
• Picked up his first save of the year against Hawaii (Mar. 12)
• Allowed just six hits on the season with 17 strikeouts
• Named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List
• Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason All-America First Team selection
• D1Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team selection
• Named to D1Baseball Preseason Top 50 First Basemen List (#5)
• Perfect Game Preseason All-America Third Team selection
• Named to D1Baseball Top 300 Prospects for the 2016 Draft (#77)
• Named to Baseball America list of College Top 100 Draft Prospects
• Named to USA Baseball 2016 Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
• Named the College Sports Madness Preseason Big Ten First Player of the Year

Sophomore (2015)
• NCBWA First Team All-American
• All-Big Ten first team
• Named a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
• Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (April 20)
• Named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List
• Batted .352 with 25 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 71 RBI to go along with a .541 slugging percentage and a .418 on-base-percentage
• Ranked fourth in RBI and sixth in doubles in the NCAA and led the Big Ten in both categories
• His 25 doubles and 71 RBI rank second all-time for a single season for the Wolverines
• Recorded a 1.84 ERA and three saves on the mound in 18 appearances
• Fanned 23 batters in 14.2 innings
• Gave up just four hits on the season
• Opponents hit just .085 off of him
• Hit .398 with 11 doubles and 31 RBI in conference games
• Recorded 23 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI contests
• Reached base in 29 consecutive games
• drove in 10 runs in a doubleheader against Toledo and Coastal Carolina (March 7)
• Went 4-for-5 with five RBI and three doubles in a victory over Iowa (May 2)
• Homered twice in the NCAA Tournament games versus Louisville (May 30 and 31)
• Homered and drove in three runs at Indiana (April 4)
• Went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI in a win over Purdue (April 18)
• Did not give up a run in 16 of his 18 appearances
• Earned a save versus Purdue, striking out two batters in two-thirds of an innings (April 18)
• Fanned four batters in two innings of relief at Penn State (April 11)
• Recorded two hits including a double in the Big Ten Tournament victory versus Indiana (May 20)

Freshman (2014)
• Was a member of the Big Ten All-Freshman team
• Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• Made 42 starts in 49 appearances for the Wolverines
• Batted .275 with 12 doubles, two home runs, nine runs and 28 RBI
• Had a .392 slugging and .318 on-base percentage
• Batted .291 with eight doubles and 15 RBI in conference play
• Was tied for second in the Big Ten with seven sacrifice flies
• Went 3-for-4 with three doubles, and four RBI in a victory over Illinois (April 12)
• Recorded the game-winning RBI to go along with three hits in a 12-inning contest against Purdue (April 18)
• Homered in the Big Ten Tournament versus Iowa (May 23)
• Recorded four RBI and his first career homer against Oakland (May 7)
• Recorded nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games
• Went 2-for-4 with his first collegiate hit against Appalachian State (March 1)
• Went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs in a victory versus Nebraska (April 27)

• Grosse Pointe South High School (2013)
• Batted .500 with six home runs and 33 RBI in his senior season
• Three-time All-State first team selection
• Named the 2013 MHSBCA Co-Mr. Baseball
• Won four district championships
• Louisville Slugger All-America first team selection and preseason honoree (2013)
• Two-time captain at Grosse Pointe South
• Played in the 2013 MHSBCA East/West All-Star Game at Comerica Park
• Three-time All-District, All-Macomb Area Conference, All-Region and Dream Team selection
• Owns Grosse Pointe South' single-season records for batting average (.557), hits (54), RBI's (49), and doubles (17)
• Career leader in batting average (.492), hits (174), doubles (42), home runs (22), RBI's (143), and walks (88)
• Played summer ball for Underwood Orr, the Ann Arbor Travelers and South Farmington Blues
• Was an honor roll student at Grosse Pointe South

• Son of Phil and Denise Benedetti
• Enrolled in the School of LSA
• General Studies Major
• Born Oct. 29, 1994


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