Hometown: Hialeah, FL
ADRIAN AT A GLANCE: Throws three pitches for strikes…Extremely tough competitor with a strong arm…Looks to add depth to the Buccaneers’ bullpen.
RED-SHIRT (2012): Did not participate.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mater Academy in 2011 and was a four-year letter winner under Eddie Gorriz…Finished with a 7-2 record, a 2.22 earned run average and 62 strikeouts his senior year...Struck out 136 in his four-year career and finished with a 22-8 overall record to go along with a 2.66 earned run average...Played in the futures Collegiate Baseball League with the North Shore Navigators...Struck out 37 batters helping the Navigators to a second-place finish.
PERSONAL: Son of Adolfo Benitez and Haydee Herrera…Majoring in criminology. Has a younger sister, Adriana.