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Benny DistefanoHigh 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 [56.028]PlaceBrooklyn,New York
High SchoolLafayette (Brooklyn,NY)
CollegeAlvin Community College (Alvin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round (29th overall) of the 1982 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round (298th overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays 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 PCLAAApit22OF32--528-160601.0001.88------6648.522.9
1984Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit221B36--28222-293043041.0008.44------6654.525.7
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit22OF20--332213735.9461.75------4544.412.3
1984Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit221B17--557156362.9843.65------4537.810.5
1985Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit231B22--1878-181951951.0008.86------13616.215.4
1985Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit23OF117--1881082206198.9611.69------13686.081.8
1986Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit241B56--47931739517510.9869.11------11150.538.9
1986Hawaii Islanders PCLAAApit24OF58--8562-9391.9781.57------11152.340.3
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit241B1---------------313.20.6
1986Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24OF9--13---13131.0001.44------3129.05.6
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 PiratesNLMLBpit26OF2--3---331.0001.50------1612.51.3
1988Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit261B5--383-141411.0008.20------1631.33.1
1989Buffalo Bisons AmerAAApit271B5--373164140.9768.00------5100.03.5
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27OF1--1---111.0001.00------961.00.6
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27C3--2---221.0000.67-1-100.01963.11.9
1989Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit271B48--30216621324318.9816.63------9650.029.6
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal291B84--62137559663658.9927.83------12467.758.3
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal29OF16--263-229291.0001.81------12412.911.1
1992Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea30OF14--261--27271.0001.93------140.010.1
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou301B16--12311-131341341.0008.38------3250.011.1
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 AmerAAAtex31C2--12-1-1312.9236.00-----11161.71.4
1993Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex311B42--36423543392387.9879.21------11636.229.2
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-
1992Calgary Cannons PCLAAAsea30---------14-
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou30--16--------
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 DescriptionRoster 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