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Kris BensonHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1994-2010 MLB Years: 1999-2010
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-296Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKristin James Benson
Height6-4Weight188BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 7,1974 [43.109]PlaceKennesaw,Georgia
High SchoolSprayberry (Marietta,GA)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,000,000Signing ScoutsGeorge SwainService Time9.000 (2009)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1997-MLB-#8 ... 1997-PIT-#1 ... 1998-MLB-#7 ... 1999-MLB-#59 ... 1999-PIT-#3
MLB DebutApril 9,1999 [24.153]
OrganizationsPIT [7] NYN [2] ARI [1] BAL [1] PHI [1] TEX [1] Awards5Awards Voting1-5
TBC Player ID1006Retrosheet IDbensk001MLBAM ID150249
RelationshipsMarried to Anna Benson, Model
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts47Walks64Hittable46SO/BB59vsPower46Hitting17Durability62Team.488Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1994Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1S/R19734.2417143100185.0844840029730001.338.89--3.077.732.52.700-
1995Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ST20833.2014140000078.2754428023790001.258.58--2.639.043.43.727-
1996Clemson UniversityACCNCAA-1ST211422.02191907400156.010947350272049000.876.29--1.5611.777.56.875-
1997Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-ST22522.5810100000059.0492017113723101.047.430.151.9710.925.54.714-
1997Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-ST22354.9814140000068.28149381132662001.6510.621.444.198.652.06.375-
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0873.87242400000127.1130695512451385101.379.140.843.169.703.07.5333.23
1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-ST238105.37282801100156.01621029326501299001.369.351.502.887.442.58.444-
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34ST2411144.07313102000196.21841058916831392161.368.420.733.806.361.67.4404.14
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34ST2510123.85323202100217.220610493248618450101.348.520.993.567.612.14.4554.20
2002Altoona CurveEastAApit45ST27101.2911000007.05111070000.716.431.29--9.000.001.000-
2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-ST27021.53440000017.284318250000.914.080.514.0812.743.13.000-
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0121.46550000024.2135428320000.854.740.732.9211.684.00.3332.39
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34ST27964.70252500000130.015276681850793131.5510.501.243.455.461.58.6004.77
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34ST28594.97181800000105.012767581436687011.5510.891.203.095.831.89.3574.53
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34ST29884.22202000000132.01376962744832061.379.320.482.995.641.89.5003.62
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST29444.5011110110068.0653734817513001.218.601.062.256.753.00.5003.83
2005St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-ST30000.0011000003.0000004000--------12.000.00--
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn34ST301084.13282800000174.017186802449954041.268.831.242.534.901.94.5564.63
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34ST3111124.82303003000183.0199105983358886071.409.791.622.854.331.52.4785.60
2008Clearwater ThreshersFSLA+phi-ST33028.1022000006.210663360001.9513.504.054.058.102.00.000-
2008Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi-ST33145.5211110000060.0854637714332001.6412.681.042.094.922.36.200-
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0165.7813130000066.19552431017392001.6712.761.342.285.242.29.1434.67
2009Frisco RoughridersTexAAtex38ST34015.4011000005.05331140001.209.001.801.807.204.00.000-
2009Oklahoma City RedhawksPCLAAAtex32ST34455.2411101100068.2784540523493001.4710.220.663.016.422.13.444-
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0465.2512111100073.2834843624533001.4510.140.732.936.482.21.4003.69
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex37S/R34118.46826002022.0332321612110032.0113.302.424.844.430.92.5007.62
2010Reno AcesPCLAAAari34ST35128.87770000022.0342622511140102.0113.702.014.435.641.27.333-
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari48ST35115.14330000014.018982681011.7111.571.293.865.141.33.5005.29
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter70754.42206200682201241.21292681611152441806332411.399.351.103.195.831.83.4831.46
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter23334.93908912100472.25173022606115540919201.429.801.162.947.752.64.411-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter14235.40616012100323.03672231954410625014101.4610.161.222.946.922.36.378-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter464.6916160000080.29153421333772001.5410.151.453.688.592.33.400-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter543.0013130000068.1592623416823101.097.700.522.0910.705.13.556-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2982.90504738401319.22681391030793569001.097.55--2.2210.024.51.784-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter43494.2612612604100780.080642137079299553192261.419.280.913.446.361.85.467-
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14124.23393901100242.023612311432661467041.258.761.192.455.422.21.538-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11124.82303003000183.0199105983358886071.409.791.622.854.331.52.478-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter118.46826002022.0332321612110032.0113.302.424.844.430.92.500-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter115.14330000014.018982681011.7111.571.293.865.141.33.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12134.42363511000220.022912010827781436071.399.351.103.195.831.83.4801.46
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11154.93424111000220.024014012128721909101.429.801.162.947.752.64.423-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Carolina MudcatsSouAApit-p22149000001000202000.000.000.000.0000011.000.000.000.0000.0018.180.000.000.000.00
1998Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-p2328241100000011702000.042.080.042.1221027.143.000.042.0643.7062.9617.000.000.000.00
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p24306571030070032406001.154.191.200.39113374.244.046.092.1804.0532.438.000.000.0030.00
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p2530653620010042919000.092.157.123.2808279.167.031.092.1395.0636.717.250.000.0033.33
2002Altoona CurveEastAApit45p2712000000000201000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-p2743000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         55000000000401000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p2726403710010001104000.175.175.200.3758144.241.025.025.1650.0025.000.000.000.0014.29
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p2817302000000011106001.000.032.000.0320037.000.000.033.0232.7029.7311.000.000.000.00
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34p29193927000300117010000.179.200.179.3797050.318.000.026.1732.0034.0017.000.000.000.00
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p291119110002001905000.053.100.053.1531025.100.000.053.0804.0036.009.000.000.000.00
2004Totals for NL-NL         305838000500226015000.138.167.138.3058075.250.000.034.1422.6734.6713.000.000.000.00
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn34p3028494910060052216000.184.273.204.47710161.333.020.122.2298.2036.074.400.000.0011.11
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34p3139110012000300000.111.111.444.555419.000.333.333.2190.0033.330.0011.119.00100.00
2008Lehigh Valley IronPigsILAAAphi-33114000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2010Reno AcesPCLAAAari34p3542000000001001000.000.333.000.333004.000.000.500.23425.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari48p3535010000000101000.200.200.200.400106.250.000.000.1790.0016.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter1673212342701220015127247002.131.175.162.337528385.212.031.078.0003.9032.998.470.26321.0019.05
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter62441100010022506000.023.065.023.0881052.053.000.045.0003.8548.0812.500.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter47331100000022103000.030.086.030.1161038.083.000.061.0005.2655.2610.500.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1511000001000403000.000.000.000.0000014.000.000.000.0000.0028.570.000.000.000.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter12223917306001200992135002.126.161.151.312366284.204.025.063.0003.1732.3910.220.000.0020.00
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter3968510100800631111000.147.227.162.38911186.270.015.103.0006.9836.055.170.000.0010.00
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter39110012000300000.111.111.444.555419.000.333.333.0000.0033.330.0011.119.00100.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter35010000000101000.200.200.200.400106.250.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623112241701210015123246002.131.175.162.337508373.212.031.078.0003.9032.998.470.26321.0019.05
Average Minor - Per 162 games16211533000300565016000.023.065.023.08830136.053.000.045.0003.8548.0812.500.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit22P10--642-1210.8331.00------10100.07.1
1997Carolina Mudcats SouAApit22P14--25--771.0000.50------14100.010.2
1998Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit23P28--15161-3231.9691.11------28100.019.6
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P31-1961527264442.9551.350.21-----31100.019.3
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit25P32-2178282-3836.9471.130.17-----32100.019.8
2002Altoona Curve EastAApit27P1---------------1100.00.7
2002Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit27P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.8
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P25-1301211222523.9200.920.18-----2696.215.5
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P1818105610121716.9410.890.15-----18100.011.1
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P111168561-1211.9171.000.16-----11100.06.8
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P20201321219-231311.0001.550.23-----20100.012.4
2005St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P2828174729-236361.0001.290.21-----28100.017.3
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31P30301831525224240.9521.330.22-----30100.018.5
2008Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi33P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2008Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi33P11--49-113131.0001.18------11100.07.6
2009Frisco Roughriders TexAAtex34P1---------------1100.00.7
2009Oklahoma City Redhawks PCLAAAtex34P11--411-215151.0001.36------11100.07.6
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex34P822221--331.0000.380.14-----8100.04.9
2010Reno Aces PCLAAAari35P7--33--661.0000.86------7100.04.9
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari35P331411--221.0000.670.14-----3100.01.9
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P2061121241831571016250240.9601.170.19-----2060.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P61--2640136766.9851.08------610.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P16--25--771.0000.44------160.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P13--752-1412.8570.92------130.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Lynchburg Hillcats CaroA+pit2210----------
1997Carolina Mudcats SouAApit2214----------
1998Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit2328----------
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2431----------
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2532----------
2002Altoona Curve EastAApit271----------
2002Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit274----------
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2725----------
2003Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2818----------
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn2911----------
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2920----------
2005St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn301----------
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn3028----------
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3130----------
2008Clearwater Threshers FSLA+phi332----------
2008Lehigh Valley IronPigs ILAAAphi3311----------
2009Frisco Roughriders TexAAtex341----------
2009Oklahoma City Redhawks PCLAAAtex3411----------
2009Texas RangersALMLBtex348----------
2010Reno Aces PCLAAAari357----------
2010Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari353----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB31225.64660000022.13319142614001.7613.300.812.425.642.337.66.500
2009Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB34000.00000000129.02400310000.867.450.930.310.000.000.00.000
2010Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB35015.7911000004.2533042002.149.640.007.713.860.505.79.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs232.73770000156.062221751116001.309.960.801.772.571.453.54.400

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3123000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Texas RangersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3412000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2010Arizona DiamondbacksMLB Spring TrainingMLB3511000000001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.00050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs46000000001200000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.16714.2928.572.000.000.000.00

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1996Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (P) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year ... 1st Team College All-American (SP) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year)5

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-07-30InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2010-04-29InjuredDisabled -- Right Shoulder Soreness 
2010-03-17ContractSigned by Diamondbacks 
2009-02-21ContractSigned by Rangers to minor league contract 
2008-08-30Released by Phillies 
2008-02-13ContractSigned by Phillies to minor league contract 
2007-11-01Option declined by Orioles for 2008 
2007-03-23InjuredDisabled -- Torn right rotator cuff 
2006-08-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-08-04InjuredDisabled -- - 
2006-01-21TradeTraded by Mets to Orioles for Jorge Julio and John Maine 
2005-05-05InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-04InjuredDisabled -- strained pectoral muscle 
2004-11-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2004-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-07-30TradeTraded by Pirates with Jeff Keppinger to Mets for Matt Peterson, Ty Wigginton and Jose Bautista. 
2003-11-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-07-28InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder irritation 
2002-05-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-03-29InjuredDisabled -- recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery 
2001-11-07On disabled list 
2001-03-31InjuredDisabled -- - 
1996-08-11Contractsigned 
* 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

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1996Pittsburgh Pirates-212,000,000-------2,000,000Signing Bonus out of 1996 Draft (1st round - 1st overall)
1999Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24200,000-80736-1,454,491200,0002,200,000
2000Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll25300,000-55021391,394,248200,0002,500,000
2002Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll272,700,000-249473++2,011,045200,0005,200,000
2003Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll284,300,000-158481++2,163,527300,0009,500,000
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll296,150,000-106689++2,070,100300,00015,650,000
2004Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll296,150,000-106289++2,070,100300,00015,650,000
2005New York MetsTeam Payroll305,333,333-1351086++2,189,055300,00020,983,333
2006Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll318,333,333-83390++2,365,072327,00029,316,666
2009Texas RangersTeam Payroll34750,000944814442,746,792400,00030,066,666
2010Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll35400,000-75731-2,812,412400,00030,466,666
* 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