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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Kristin James Benson
Stat Years
1994-2010  [mlb] 1999-2010
Height/Weight
6-4 / 188
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (296)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1974-11-07 in Kennesaw, Georgia   [46.028]
High School
Sprayberry (Marietta,GA)
Colleges
Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina)
Draft
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in Round #1 (#1 overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
George Swain
MLB Debut
1999-04-09 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.153)
Service Time
9.000 (2009)
Organizations
PIT [7] NYN [2] BAL [1] PHI [1] ARI [1] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 1006 ... retro id: bensk001 ... mlbam id: 150249
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1994ClemsonACCNCAA-1------19------734.2417141003185.0844840029730001.338.890.003.077.735.082.52.700
    1995ClemsonACCNCAA-1------20------833.2014140000078.2754428023790001.258.580.002.639.045.033.43.727
    1996ClemsonACCNCAA-1------21---DR:1-11422.02191974000156.0109473502720490110.876.290.001.5611.772.717.56.875
    1997Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-221---522.5810100000059.1492017113723121.047.430.151.9710.923.035.54.714
    1997Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-221---354.9814140000068.28149381132662021.6510.621.444.198.656.422.06.375
    1997Minor Totals: PITbyYearA+/AA----222---873.87242400000128.0130695512451385141.379.140.843.169.704.853.07.533
    1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-232---8105.37282811000156.01621029326501299051.369.351.502.887.445.882.58.444
    1998Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA----231---8105.37282811000156.01621029326501299051.369.351.502.887.445.882.58.444
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34243Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11144.07313120000196.21841058916831392161.368.420.733.806.364.811.67.440
    1999MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11144.08313120000196.71841058916831392161.368.440.733.816.384.821.67.440
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34254Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10123.85323221000217.220610493248618450101.348.520.993.567.614.302.14.455
    2000MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10123.85323221000217.720610493248618450101.348.540.993.567.624.312.14.455
    2002Altoona CurveEastAApit45275---101.2911000007.05111070010.716.431.290.009.001.290.001.000
    2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-275---021.53440000017.284318250000.914.080.514.0812.742.043.13.000
    2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34275Log - Sp - Ext - Perf964.70252500000130.115276681850793131.5510.501.243.455.465.251.58.600
    2002Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA/AAA----272---121.49550000024.7135428320010.874.830.742.9811.901.864.00.333
    2002MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf964.70252500000130.315276681850793131.5510.511.253.465.475.261.58.600
    2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34286Log - Sp - Ext - Perf594.97181800000105.012767581436687011.5510.891.203.095.835.741.89.357
    2003MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf594.97181800000105.012767581436687011.5510.891.203.095.835.741.89.357
    2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34297Log - Sp - Ext - Perf884.22202000000132.11376962744832061.379.320.482.995.644.691.89.500
    2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn34297Log - Sp - Ext - Perf444.5011111100068.0653734817513041.218.601.062.256.754.903.00.500
    2004MLB Totals: PIT-NYNbyYearMLB----292Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12124.32313111000200.320210696156113450101.319.090.672.746.034.772.20.500
    2005St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-308---000.0011000003.00000040010.000.000.000.0012.000.000.00.000
    2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn34308Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1084.13282800000174.117186802449954041.268.831.242.534.904.441.94.556
    2005Minor Totals: NYNbyYearA+----301---000.0011000003.00000040010.000.000.000.0012.000.002.00.000
    2005MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1084.14282800000174.317186802449954041.268.841.242.534.914.451.94.556
    2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34319Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11124.82303030000183.0199105983358886071.409.791.622.854.335.161.52.478
    2006MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf11124.82303030000183.0199105983358886071.409.791.622.854.335.161.52.478
    2008Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi-3310---028.1022000006.210663360001.9513.504.054.058.108.102.00.000
    2008Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi-3310---145.5211110000060.1854637714332001.6412.681.042.094.926.862.36.200
    2008Minor Totals: PHIbyYearA+/AAA----332---165.7813130000067.09552431017392001.6712.761.342.285.246.992.29.143
    2009Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex383411---015.4011000005.05331140001.209.001.801.807.205.404.00.000
    2009Oklahoma City RedhawksPCLAAAtex323411---455.2411101001068.2784540523493001.4710.220.663.016.425.902.13.444
    2009Texas RangersALMLBtex373411Log - Sp - Ext - Perf118.46820026022.1332321612110032.0113.302.424.844.439.270.92.500
    2009Minor Totals: TEXbyYearAA/AAA----342---465.2912111001073.7834843624533001.4610.200.742.956.525.902.21.400
    2009MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf118.55820026022.3332321612110002.0413.442.444.894.489.370.92.500
    2010Reno AcesPCLAAAari343512---128.87770000022.1342622511140122.0113.702.014.435.6410.481.27.333
    2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari483512Log - Sp - Ext - Perf115.14330000014.018982681011.7111.571.293.865.145.791.33.500
    2010Minor Totals: ARIbyYearAAA----351---128.96770000022.3342622511140122.0413.852.044.485.7010.591.27.333
    2010MLB Totals: ARIbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf115.14330000014.018982681001.7111.571.293.865.145.791.33.500
    MLB Totals (10 yrs)70754.42206200822601,243.71292681611152441806332451.399.351.103.195.834.931.83.483
    National League Totals (8 yrs)58624.27168168520001,038.31060553492113371707272351.389.190.983.226.134.791.91.483
    American League Totals (2 yrs)12135.22383230260205.323212811939709960101.4710.181.713.074.345.621.41.480
    Minor League Totals23334.93908921010474.751730226061155409192131.429.811.162.947.765.732.64.411
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals2982.90504784031319.726813910307935690111.097.560.002.2310.043.924.51.784
    Minor: A+ Totals543.0013130000069.0592623416823131.097.700.522.0910.703.395.13.556
    Minor: AA Totals464.7116160000080.79153421333772031.5510.211.463.708.645.952.33.400
    Minor: AAA Totals14235.40616021010325.03672231954410625014171.4610.161.222.946.926.182.36.378
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (5 yrs)43494.2612612641000782.080642137079299553192261.419.280.913.446.364.851.85.467
    New York Mets Totals (2 yrs)14124.24393911000242.323612311432661467081.258.771.192.455.434.572.21.538
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (1 yrs)11124.82303030000183.0199105983358886071.409.791.622.854.335.161.52.478
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)118.55820026022.3332321612110032.0413.442.444.894.489.370.92.500
    Arizona Diamondbacks Totals (1 yrs)115.14330000014.018982681011.7111.571.293.865.145.791.33.500
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1997Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-22p---1149000001000202000.000.000.000.0001100.000.000.0000.0018.180.000.00.000.0
    1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-23p---228241100000011702000.042.080.042.1222710.042.000.1433.7062.9617.000.00.000.0
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3424pL-S-E-P3306571030070032406001.154.191.200.39174133.092.046.2444.0532.438.000.00.0030.0
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3425pL-S-E-P430653620010042919000.092.157.123.2807982.092.031.1675.0636.717.250.00.0033.3
    2002Altoona CurveEastAApit4527p---512000000000201000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-27p---543000000000200000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3427pL-S-E-P526403710010001104000.175.175.200.3754481.025.025.2410.0025.000.000.00.0014.3
    2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3428pL-S-E-P617302000000011106001.000.032.000.0323700.033.000.0002.7029.7311.000.00.000.0
    2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3429pL-S-E-P7193927000300117010000.179.200.179.3795070.026.000.3182.0034.0017.000.00.000.0
    2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn3429pL-S-E-P71119110002001905000.053.100.053.1532510.053.000.1004.0036.009.000.00.000.0
    2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn3430pL-S-E-P828494910060052216000.184.273.204.47761101.122.020.3338.2036.074.400.00.0011.1
    2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3431pL-S-E-P939110012000300000.111.111.444.555941.333.333.0000.0033.330.009.011.11100.0
    2008Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi-33p---10114000000000200000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    2010Reno AcesPCLAAAari3435p---1142000000001001000.000.333.000.333400.500.000.00025.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari4835pL-S-E-P1135010000000101000.200.200.200.400610.000.000.2500.0016.670.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (9 yrs)1673212342701220015127247002.131.175.162.337385528.078.031.2123.9032.998.47321.00.2619.0
    National League Totals (8 yrs)1643122241700200015124247002.131.176.154.330376487.071.023.2183.9932.988.270.00.0017.1
    American League Totals (1 yrs)39110012000300000.111.111.444.555941.333.333.0000.0033.330.009.011.11100.0
    Minor League Totals62441100010022506000.023.065.023.0885210.045.000.0533.8548.0812.500.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals1511000001000403000.000.000.000.0001400.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals47331100000022103000.030.086.030.1163810.061.000.0835.2655.2610.500.00.000.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (5 yrs)12223917306001200992135002.126.161.151.312284366.063.025.2043.1732.3910.220.00.0020.0
    New York Mets Totals (2 yrs)3968510100800631111000.147.227.162.38986111.103.015.2706.9836.055.170.00.0010.0
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (1 yrs)39110012000300000.111.111.444.555941.333.333.0000.0033.330.009.011.11100.0
    Arizona Diamondbacks Totals (1 yrs)35010000000101000.200.200.200.400610.000.000.2500.0016.670.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1997Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+22P1000.064201210.8331.000.007.1100.017
    1997Carolina MudcatsSouAA22P1400.02500771.0000.500.0010.2100.015
    1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAA23P2800.01516103231.9691.100.0019.6100.07
    1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB24P310196.21527264442.9551.400.2119.3100.010
    2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB25P320217.2828203836.9471.100.1719.8100.09
    2002Altoona CurveEastAA27P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.019
    2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAA27P400.00100111.0000.300.002.8100.019
    2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB27P250130.11211222523.9200.900.1815.596.212
    2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB28P1818105.0610121716.9410.900.1511.1100.014
    2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB29P2020132.112190231311.0001.600.2312.4100.013
    2004New York MetsNLMLB29P111168.056101211.9171.000.166.8100.019
    2005St. Lucie MetsFSLA+30P100.01000111.0001.000.000.7100.029
    2005New York MetsNLMLB30P2828174.17290236361.0001.300.2117.3100.09
    2006Baltimore OriolesALMLB31P3030183.01525224240.9521.300.2218.5100.010
    2008Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+33P200.00100111.0000.500.001.4100.024
    2008Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAA33P1100.0490113131.0001.200.007.6100.014
    2009Frisco RoughRidersTexAA34P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.029
    2009Okla. City RedhawksPCLAAA34P1100.04110215151.0001.400.007.6100.015
    2009Texas RangersALMLB34P8222.12100331.0000.400.144.9100.020
    2010Reno AcesPCLAAA35P700.03300661.0000.900.004.9100.020
    2010ArizonaNLMLB35P3314.01100221.0000.700.141.9100.024
    MLB Totals - (P)2061121,24283157101611.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)610026401311.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)1600250010.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)1300752011.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1997Minor24----------
    1998Minor28----------
    1999MLB31----------
    2000MLB32----------
    2002MLB25----------
    2002Minor5----------
    2003MLB18----------
    2004MLB31----------
    2005MLB28----------
    2005Minor1----------
    2006MLB30----------
    2008Minor13----------
    2009MLB8----------
    2009Minor12----------
    2010MLB3----------
    2010Minor7----------
    Totals296----------