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Kris BensonTrack this Player High 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 [43.167]PlaceKennesaw,Georgia
High SchoolSprayberry (Marietta,GA)
CollegeClemson University (Clemson,SC)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] 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] BAL [1] PHI [1] TEX [1] ARI [1] Awards5Awards Voting1-5
TBC Player ID1006Retrosheet IDbensk001MLBAM ID150249
Pitch Repertoire 2-Seam Fastball (36.07%) -- Slider (28.28%) -- Fastball (18.44%) -- Changeup (9.02%) -- Curveball (8.20%)
Fastball Velocity [2010] - 88.77
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003 ... Inducted into the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005
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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
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit29P20201321219-231311.0001.550.23-----20100.012.4
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P111168561-1211.9171.000.16-----11100.06.8
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----------
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2920----------
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn2911----------
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
19961st Team College All-American (SP) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (P) ... Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year ... 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 DescriptionAgeRoster 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