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Ben SheltonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-1995 MLB Years: 1993-1993
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Rated Prospect

Positions1B-613, OF-29Position when DraftedP-1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenjamin Davis Shelton
Height6-3Weight210BatsRightThrowsLeft
Born DateSeptember 21,1969 [48.245]PlaceChicago,Illinois
High SchoolOak Park-River Forest (Oak Park,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (34th overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1988-PIT-#9 ... 1992-MLB-#10
MLB DebutJune 16,1993 [23.268]
OrganizationsPIT [7] BOS [1] MIN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID17920Retrosheet IDshelb001MLBAM ID122120
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed41Power90Contact20XBH81RBIs68Runs53Hitting46Durability70Team.478Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-1b173811922348341672124820110.286.358.504.8626015134.441.218.361.3698.9635.824.002.9929.7544.12
1988Princeton PiratesAppRkpit-1b186320434457342083428250310.221.362.343.7057014254.339.122.353.32916.5432.281.951.5751.0031.11
1988Augusta PiratesSALApit-1b183812825252252032307220100.195.354.359.713469161.385.164.406.33318.6344.722.403.1125.6036.00
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1013325970959401157215470410.211.359.349.70811623415.353.138.373.33117.3537.112.142.1736.8932.86
1989Augusta PiratesSALApit-1b1912238667951648501848713230210.246.387.370.75714328478.351.124.386.35418.2027.621.521.6748.2529.47
1990Salem BuccaneersCaroA+pit-1b2010932044661021036125511684400.206.333.344.67711022391.283.138.306.31614.0729.672.112.5632.0033.33
1991Salem BuccaneersCaroA+pit271b21652033753102145642456551040.261.407.537.94410926254.315.276.507.41517.7225.591.445.5114.5049.06
1991Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-1b215516919398311921295740100.231.355.331.6865612203.339.100.278.32214.2928.081.970.49169.0030.77
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12037256921851575637412291140.247.384.444.82816538457.326.197.403.37316.1926.701.653.2824.8041.30
1992Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-1b2211536857861701051436811780310.234.362.361.72313327447.311.127.315.33915.2126.171.722.2436.8031.40
1993Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-1b-of236517325488152200244430000.277.375.422.7977314200.347.145.283.36112.0022.001.832.5034.6029.17
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit44,66of231524361027003300002.250.333.542.87513327.211.292.417.38011.1111.111.007.4112.0050.00
1995New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-1b2556176374250133040405830206.239.385.489.8748618221.271.250.500.38518.1026.241.455.8813.5442.86
1995Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-1b253511823222041311273130144.186.349.305.654366149.214.119.347.30218.1220.811.152.6829.5027.27
1995Totals for East-East         912946064701743516789603410.218.370.415.78512224370.246.197.439.35218.1124.051.334.5917.2937.50
1995Salt Lake BuzzPCLAAAmin-1b259337811160061600000.242.359.424.78314339.438.182.364.35115.3841.032.672.5633.0037.50
1995Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         10032767728118495173105603410.220.369.416.78513627409.261.196.431.35217.8525.671.444.4018.1737.50
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1524361027003300002.250.333.542.87513327.211.292.417.00011.1111.111.007.4112.0050.00
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter77023973975639421793395220465838465181210.235.367.390.7579361942931.323.155.363.00015.8628.591.802.7030.3434.46
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7420632569262800306030000.272.372.422.7948717239.357.150.296.00012.5525.102.002.5134.3330.36
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter261831136189323281131151642631807510.227.364.374.738311631020.294.147.351.00016.0825.781.602.7529.6833.33
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17452381119204249254100181135440.228.363.419.78221948645.295.191.384.00015.5028.061.813.7221.7940.34
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16051492120186137021611720450310.233.379.368.74718937639.357.135.391.00018.3131.921.742.0339.5430.83
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter10132356791568361555413070420.245.361.402.76313029388.376.157.356.00013.9233.512.412.0640.3836.71
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1524361027003300002.250.333.542.87513327.211.292.417.00011.1111.111.007.4112.0050.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16225932651102276003232000022.250.333.542.87514032292.211.292.417.00011.1111.111.007.4112.0050.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16250484118204177111498176101432.235.367.390.75719741617.323.155.363.00015.8628.591.802.7030.3434.46

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit171B35--29015318308305.9908.71------3892.155.6
1988Princeton Pirates AppRkpit181B58--475291426518504.9738.69------6392.182.9
1988Augusta Pirates SALApit181B27--19212620210204.9717.56------3871.119.6
1989Augusta Pirates SALApit191B117--97669277110721045.9758.93------12295.981.3
1990Salem Buccaneers CaroA+pit201B107--923551878996978.9829.14------10998.277.0
1991Salem Buccaneers CaroA+pit211B53--44143640490484.9889.13------6581.537.9
1991Salem Buccaneers CaroA+pit21OF3--3-1-43.7501.00------654.62.1
1991Carolina Mudcats SouAApit211B53--46027938496487.9829.19------5596.437.3
1991Carolina Mudcats SouAApit21OF1--3---331.0003.00------551.80.7
1992Carolina Mudcats SouAApit221B75--69856846762754.99010.05------11565.252.1
1993Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit231B24--17013427187183.9797.63------6536.916.7
1993Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit23OF17--252122827.9641.59------6526.211.8
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23OF6--711-98.8891.33------1540.03.7
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit231B2--101-111111.0005.50------1513.31.2
1995New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin251B49--44636640488482.9889.84------5687.534.5
1995Trenton Thunder EastAAbos251B6--59-136059.9839.83------3517.14.2
1995Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin251B7--5952106664.9709.14------977.84.9
1995Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin25OF2--3---331.0001.50------922.21.4
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF6--711-98.8891.33------60.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--101-111111.0005.50------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B31--22918637253247.9767.97------310.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF19--282123130.9681.58------190.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B183--16631192412718061782.9879.74------1830.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--3---331.0003.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B160--1364982411814861462.9849.14------1600.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--3-1-43.7501.00------30.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B144--116881339112821249.9748.67------1440.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B93--765441744826809.9798.70------930.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit17--35--------
1988Princeton Pirates AppRkpit18--58--------
1988Augusta Pirates SALApit18--27--------
1989Augusta Pirates SALApit19--117--------
1990Salem Buccaneers CaroA+pit20--107--------
1991Salem Buccaneers CaroA+pit21--53------3-
1991Carolina Mudcats SouAApit21--53------1-
1992Carolina Mudcats SouAApit22--75--------
1993Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit23--24------17-
1993Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit23--2------6-
1995New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin25--49--------
1995Trenton Thunder EastAAbos25--6--------
1995Salt Lake Buzz PCLAAAmin25--7------2-

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1993-12-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Expos. 
1993-11-15Released by Pirates. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1993Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll23109,000-75744-968,431109,000109,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red