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Benny DistefanoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1982-1993 MLB Years: 1984-1992
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-639, 1B-587, C-5Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenito James Distefano
Height6-1Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJanuary 23,1962 [56.119]PlaceBrooklyn,New York
High SchoolLafayette (Brooklyn,NY)
CollegeAlvin Community College (Alvin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (29th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 16th round (298th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (36th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-PIT-#6 ... 1985-PIT-#8 ... 1986-PIT-#7
MLB DebutMay 18,1984 [22.115]
OrganizationsPIT [8] BAL [1] HOU [1] TEX [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID10777Retrosheet IDdistb001MLBAM ID113391
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed28Power70Contact76XBH74RBIs72Runs49Hitting58Durability59Team.494Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982Greenwood PiratesSALApit-1b20136477741382381589114855811280.289.396.465.86122246566.303.176.369.38215.0210.250.682.6531.8033.33
1983Lynn SailorsEastAApit-of2113748071130197259224634052650.271.357.496.85323851556.249.225.352.37411.337.190.634.5019.2039.23
1984Hawaii IslandersPCLAAApit-1b-of2266240407313863321241450160.304.378.500.87812027270.303.196.300.3838.895.190.582.2240.0036.99
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit10of-1b224578101312390151312013.167.226.346.57227686.161.179.231.2525.8115.122.603.4926.0046.15
1985Hawaii IslandersPCLAAApit-of23136480741142781467526953111110.238.334.415.74919949552.242.177.327.32812.509.600.772.5434.2942.98
1986Hawaii IslandersPCLAAApit-of-1b2411140258104259135724414532460.259.329.463.79218647452.261.204.301.3439.079.961.102.8830.9245.19
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31of243139371015001500200.179.190.282.47211242.171.103.128.2052.3811.905.002.3839.0028.57
1987Vancouver CanadiansPCLAAApit-1b25130431671202041577767753150470.278.402.448.85019339527.286.170.350.37414.6110.060.692.8528.7332.50
1988Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-of26135482691272611963655058121560.263.344.440.78421246550.263.177.282.3499.0910.551.163.4525.3736.22
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit301b2616296103116003400111.345.394.6211.01518533.360.276.379.4279.0912.121.333.0329.0050.00
1989Buffalo BisonsAmerAAApit-1b27517241003002310000.235.350.294.6445120.286.059.176.30910.0015.001.500.000.0025.00
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit301b279615412388021510173032036.247.333.338.6715210176.295.091.208.3069.6617.051.761.1477.0026.32
1990ChunichiJap CenIntl-285618118394051410103300000.215.257.320.577589191.238.105.166.2635.2417.283.302.6236.2023.08
1991Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-1b2912442752114232188352415242370.267.335.457.79219543477.267.190.293.3488.6010.901.273.7723.7237.72
1992Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-1b303211013326201511121520100.291.368.382.750428125.333.091.200.3449.6012.001.250.000.0025.00
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30of30526041402070051410011.233.303.300.60318266.304.067.150.2757.5821.212.800.000.0014.29
1993Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-of-1b31116414519217563421316462310.222.284.331.61513728456.248.109.186.2786.8014.042.061.3269.0030.43
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2403603582135742113166543611.228.296.350.64612625403.259.122.208.0007.6916.382.131.7451.4330.49
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter112839605711048200541316134330495455551130570.265.352.442.79417493854551.269.177.305.00010.8810.000.922.8830.2336.74
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter85530034267801583991432302234735749822440.260.344.429.77312892883429.267.169.288.00010.1210.411.032.6533.0036.92
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13748071130197259224634052650.271.357.496.85323851556.249.225.352.00011.337.190.634.5019.2039.23
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter136477741382381589114855811280.289.396.465.86122246566.303.176.369.00015.0210.250.682.6531.8033.33
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5618118394051410103300000.215.257.320.577589191.238.105.166.0005.2417.283.302.6236.2023.08
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1883003168133735112652443510.227.294.360.65410823337.250.133.220.0007.7215.432.002.0842.8633.82
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter526041402070051410011.233.303.300.60318266.304.067.150.0007.5821.212.800.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games16224324559352811214533247.228.296.350.6468517272.259.122.208.0007.6916.382.131.7451.4330.49
Average Minor - Per 162 games16256982151298198864716582480.265.352.442.79425155654.269.177.305.00010.8810.000.922.8830.2336.74

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1982Greenwood Pirates SALApit201B133--11841041910213071288.9859.68------13697.896.4
1983Lynn Sailors EastAApit21OF130--23111131255242.9491.86------13794.993.5
1983Lynn Sailors EastAApit211B6--402-242421.0007.00------1374.44.3
1984Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit221B36--28222-293043041.0008.44------6654.525.7
1984Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit22OF32--528-160601.0001.88------6648.522.9
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22OF20--332213735.9461.75------4544.412.3
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit221B17--557156362.9843.65------4537.810.5
1985Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit23OF117--1881082206198.9611.69------13686.081.8
1985Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit231B22--1878-181951951.0008.86------13616.215.4
1986Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit24OF58--8562-9391.9781.57------11152.340.3
1986Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit241B56--47931739517510.9869.11------11150.538.9
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24OF9--13---13131.0001.44------3129.05.6
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit241B1---------------313.20.6
1987Vancouver Canadians PCLAAApit251B109--9926158510581053.9959.66------13083.875.7
1987Vancouver Canadians PCLAAApit25OF22--506125756.9822.55------13016.915.3
1988Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit26OF134--2311533249246.9881.84------13599.394.4
1988Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit261B1--3--1331.0003.00------1350.70.7
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit261B5--383-141411.0008.20------1631.33.1
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26OF2--3---331.0001.50------1612.51.3
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit271B5--373164140.9768.00------5100.03.5
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit271B48--30216621324318.9816.63------9650.029.6
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27C3--2---221.0000.67-1-100.01963.11.9
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27OF1--1---111.0001.00------961.00.6
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal291B84--62137559663658.9927.83------12467.758.3
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal29OF16--263-229291.0001.81------12412.911.1
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou301B16--12311-131341341.0008.38------3250.011.1
1992Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea30OF14--261--27271.0001.93------140.010.1
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30OF12--161--17171.0001.42------5223.17.4
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B6--232-425251.0004.17------5211.53.7
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex31OF72--119561130124.9541.72------11662.150.0
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex311B42--36423543392387.9879.21------11636.229.2
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex31C2--12-1-1312.9236.00-----11161.71.4
MLB Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B77--41828731453446.9855.79------770.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF44--663217169.9721.57------440.00.0
MLB Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C3--2---221.0000.67-1-100.0130.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF465--777542011851831.9761.79------4650.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B371--30881962329333073284.9938.85------3710.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C2--12-1-1312.9236.00-----120.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF130--23111131255242.9491.86------1300.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B6--402-242421.0007.00------60.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B133--11841041910213071288.9859.68------1330.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1982Greenwood Pirates SALApit20--133--------
1983Lynn Sailors EastAApit21--6------130-
1984Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit22--36------32-
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22--17------20-
1985Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit23--22------117-
1986Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit24--56------58-
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24--1------9-
1987Vancouver Canadians PCLAAApit25--109------22-
1988Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit26--1------134-
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit26--5------2-
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit27--5--------
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27-348------1-
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal29--84------16-
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou30--16--------
1992Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea30---------14-
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--6------12-
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex31-242------72-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2006Gulf Coast Tigers GCLRkMinordet44Hitting Coach503218.640--1Kevin BradshawLost in 1st Round
2007West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet45Hitting Coach1408357.593--1Tom BrookensLeague Champions
2008West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet46Hitting Coach1377265.5263.03Joe DepastinoLost in 1st Round
2009West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet47Hitting Coach1408159.57913.03Joe DepastinoLost in 1st Round
2010Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn48Hitting Coach755124.680--1Wally BackmanLost in Finals
2011Savannah Sand GnatsSALAMinornyn49Hitting Coach1397960.568--1Ryan EllisLost in Finals
2012St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn50Hitting Coach1358352.615--1Ryan EllisLost in Semi-Finals
2013St. Lucie MetsFSLA+Minornyn51Hitting Coach1317160.5426.02Ryan Ellis
2014Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn52Hitting Coach764234.5534.02Tom Gamboa
2015Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-Minornyn53Hitting Coach763343.4348.54Tom Gamboa
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-11-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1992-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-08-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mariners. 
1992-08-09Released by Astros. 
1992-01-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1991-10-22Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1991-02-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1989-12-06Released 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

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1986Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2466,000-5882617386,34760,00066,000
1988Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2662,500-60431-392,10762,500128,500
1989Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll2785,000-5352733429,80262,500213,500
1992Houston AstrosTeam Payroll30109,000-68030-962,245109,000322,500
* 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