The Boston Red Sox finished the 2014 season two games worse than the Chicago Cubs, earning them the seventh pick while the Cubs selected ninth.
Ironically enough, the Cubs swept the Red Sox at midseason, essentially setting the draft over over the course of three games. If the Red Sox beat the Cubs in just one of those three games, Chicago would have gotten the higher pick based on a tiebreaker.
Chicago held Andrew Benintendi in high regard, but the Red Sox selected him at No. 7 the following June.
"His agent heard from the Cubs that he was the guy they wanted," said Chris Benintendi, Andrew Benintendi's father. "But obviously he didn't fall that far."
The Cubs took Ian Happ, who entered Friday with a .259/.344/.593 line and eight homers in 20 Triple A contests this year.
Benintendi is happy where he landed even though the Cubs won the World Series last fall.
"There wasn't really one team, except the Red Sox, honestly, that stood out [in the draft process]," Benintendi said. "It's worked out well so far. It's fun to play here. I'm happy with where I am now. Obviously they broke their drought, but we're going to try to not let them repeat."