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Mike BenjaminTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-2002 MLB Years: 1989-2002
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Rated Prospect

PositionsSS-916, 3B-201, 2B-187, 1B-16, DH-3, OF-2, RF-1, P-1Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMichael Paul Benjamin
Height6-0Weight172BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 22,1965 [52.153]PlaceEuclid,Ohio
High SchoolBellflower (Bellflower,CA)
CollegeArizona State University (Tempe,AZ), Cerritos College (Norwalk,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 7th round (168th overall) of the 1985 Amateur Entry Draft
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1990-SFN-#8 ... 1991-SFN-#8
MLB DebutJuly 7,1989 [23.227]
OrganizationsSFN [9] PIT [3] BOS [2] PHI [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID1096Retrosheet IDbenjm001MLBAM ID110862
RelationshipsFather of Mike Benjamin
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power59Contact39XBH70RBIs40Runs58Hitting39Durability42Team.503Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1987Fresno GiantsCalifA+sfn-ss216421225516462462247122010.241.324.392.7168316240.333.151.283.31610.0029.582.962.5035.3331.37
1988Shreveport CaptainsTexAAsfn-ss22893094873195637146226305210.236.285.388.67312030338.277.152.249.3006.5118.642.861.7851.5041.10
1988Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss22371061318410621133222100.170.270.226.496245124.240.056.189.23910.4825.812.460.000.0027.78
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1264156191236643167359527310.219.281.347.62814435462.268.128.234.2847.5820.562.711.3069.1738.46
1989Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss2311336344941763361041882612210.259.303.364.66713226401.325.105.171.3024.4920.454.560.75121.0027.66
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26ss23146610000000100000.167.167.167.334106.200.000.000.1520.0016.670.000.000.000.00
1990Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss2411841961105217539137258952530.251.297.370.66715533456.303.119.193.2975.4819.523.561.1083.8031.43
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn51ss24225671231231031000012.214.254.411.66523659.227.197.268.2885.0816.953.333.3928.0050.00
1991Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss2564226344613263132206721430.204.270.358.6288121253.255.154.248.2787.9126.483.352.3737.6745.65
1991San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18ss2554106121330283072623221.123.188.208.396225120.138.085.179.1785.8321.673.711.6753.0038.46
1992Phoenix FirebirdsPCLAAAsfn-ss263110815331020174231831010.306.342.435.7774712115.367.129.176.3472.6115.656.000.000.0036.36
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18ss26407541321131041503011.173.215.267.48220482.203.094.160.2154.8818.293.751.2275.0030.77
1993San Jose GiantsCalifA+sfn-2b-ss2728100000001010000.000.200.000.2000010.000.000.125.14610.000.000.000.000.000.00
1993San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18ss-2b27631462229704160092346023.199.264.329.5934811165.210.130.192.2645.4513.942.562.4236.5037.93
1994San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn18ss-2b28386291651195051635011.258.343.419.76226775.333.161.323.3346.6721.333.201.3362.0043.75
1995San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn183b296818619416031211185117033.220.256.301.557569202.288.081.177.2443.9625.256.381.4962.0021.95
1996Clearwater PhilliesFSLA+phi-ss30823341000103400001.174.269.217.4865126.211.043.217.23511.5415.381.330.000.0025.00
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RedILAAAphi-ss30413252004003000121.385.471.5381.0097217.357.153.385.39517.650.000.000.000.0040.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1236593004106400122.250.349.333.68212343.273.083.278.29413.959.300.670.000.0033.33
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5ss303510313235141331122121052.223.316.408.7244210118.244.185.320.30310.1717.801.753.3925.7543.48
1997Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ss31331051226414124182022002.248.313.419.732449117.272.171.276.3236.8417.092.503.4226.2534.62
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos283b-ss3149116122791072342711102.233.262.328.5903810123.300.095.121.2613.2521.956.750.000.0037.04
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos282b3212434946952304393015736132111.272.312.372.68413027385.332.100.152.3033.9018.964.871.0487.2528.42
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit6ss3311036842912671371012090211333.247.288.364.65213434404.321.117.196.2844.9522.284.500.25368.0037.36
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit63b-ss3493233286318221954124536104.270.313.391.7049122255.326.121.176.3104.7117.653.750.78116.5034.92
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit63b3610812071821030473111105.150.202.183.385223130.200.033.058.1795.3823.854.430.000.0016.67
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter8181926227442109152416944141064292557101938.229.277.339.6166531482124.282.110.180.0004.9920.204.051.1380.2533.48
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter56318922584559728302065725140446232715124.240.299.369.6686981552097.297.129.219.0006.6821.273.191.4363.0734.07
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter4001340181327711918145361790308202013103.244.299.366.6654901081483.301.122.203.0006.0720.773.421.2174.4433.03
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter893094873195637146226305210.236.285.388.67312030338.277.152.249.0006.5118.642.861.7851.5041.10
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter7424329557462472287532011.226.314.362.6768817276.302.136.272.00010.1427.172.682.1740.5030.91
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter311721771724610359159391666185312.239.281.343.62424759789.303.104.166.0004.9421.044.260.38240.3334.30
San Francisco Giants Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter29963779125263135121136142102421011.196.250.308.55819642709.231.112.199.0005.0820.033.941.8349.0033.60
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1734655812232144653191007143113.262.300.361.66116837508.324.099.144.0003.7419.695.260.79116.2530.33
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3510313235141331122121052.223.316.408.7244210118.244.185.320.00010.1717.801.753.3925.7543.48
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623814588223533932185511248.229.277.339.61612929421.282.110.180.0004.9920.204.051.1380.2533.48
Average Minor - Per 162 games162544741312889591674012878431.240.299.369.66820145603.297.129.219.0006.6821.273.191.4363.0734.07

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28Rel31000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00-3.11
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00-0.00
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.0000000000----------0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings000.002200220002200220.0000000000----------0.00-0.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1987Fresno Giants CalifA+sfn21SS63--891882141298277.9304.40------6498.444.1
1988Shreveport Captains TexAAsfn22SS86--1342481158393382.9724.44------8996.663.2
1988Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn22SS32--4174411119115.9663.59------3786.522.4
1988Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn22OF2--4---441.0002.00------375.41.4
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn23SS109--1493321570496481.9704.41------11396.576.2
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23SS8--44--881.0001.00------1457.14.9
1990Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn24SS117--2163862481626602.9625.15------11899.284.2
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24SS21--29531108382.9883.90------2295.513.0
1991Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn25SS64--109252938370361.9765.64------64100.046.4
1991San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25SS51--64123323190187.9843.67------5494.431.5
1991San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn253B1---------------541.90.6
1992Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn26SS30--4890224140138.9864.60------3196.820.8
1992Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn262B1--32--551.0005.00------313.20.7
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26SS33--3471113106105.9913.18------4082.520.4
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn263B2---------------405.01.2
1993San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn27SS1--13-2441.0004.00------250.00.7
1993San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn272B1---2-1221.0002.00------250.00.7
1993San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27SS23--1045175655.9822.39------6336.514.2
1993San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn272B23--5454123109108.9914.70------6336.514.2
1993San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn273B16--1034334744.9362.75------6325.49.9
1994San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28SS18--15452106260.9683.33------3847.415.7
1994San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn282B10--1820133938.9743.80------3826.38.7
1994San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn283B5---5-1551.0001.00------3813.24.3
1995San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn293B43--297743110106.9642.47------6863.229.9
1995San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29SS16--1530-645451.0002.81------6823.511.1
1995San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn292B8--714--21211.0002.63------6811.85.6
1996Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi30SS8--920243129.9353.63------8100.05.8
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30SS4--312--15151.0003.75------4100.02.8
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30SS31--3787614130124.9544.00------3588.619.1
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi302B1--1---111.0001.00------352.90.6
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31SS27--4581515131126.9624.67------3381.819.1
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos313B2--12--331.0001.50------336.11.4
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos312B1---3--331.0003.00------333.00.7
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos313B19--1339445652.9292.74------4938.811.7
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31SS16--1729244846.9582.88------4932.79.9
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos312B5--1411-625251.0005.00------4910.23.1
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos311B4--62-1881.0002.00------498.22.5
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31P1-1-------------492.00.6
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31DH1---------------492.00.6
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos322B87--160189240351349.9944.01------12470.253.7
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32SS20--26581118584.9884.20------12416.112.3
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos323B11--619--25251.0002.27------1248.96.8
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos321B10--419-350501.0005.00------1248.16.2
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32DH2---------------1241.61.2
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33SS93--140298877446438.9824.71------11084.557.8
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit332B12--2131-552521.0004.33------11010.97.5
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit333B6--15--661.0001.00------1105.53.7
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit343B34-1871361257674.9742.180.40-----9336.621.0
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34SS30-1623074213106104.9813.470.64-----9332.318.5
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit342B27-1865771-181281281.0004.740.69-----9329.016.7
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit341B1-34---441.0004.001.33-----931.10.6
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit363B62-1411333134746.9790.740.33-----10857.438.5
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36SS15-881835155453.9813.530.60-----10813.99.3
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit362B11-722323-646461.0004.180.64-----10810.26.8
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36RF1-1-------------1080.90.6
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit361B1-44--1441.0004.001.00-----1080.90.6
MLB Totals for SS - 13 season(s)-   SS375-2504399522819314191391.9803.715.56-----3750.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 10 season(s)-   3B199-328852731419372358.9621.801.09-----1990.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 9 season(s)-   2B184-2583554134101772768.9954.172.98-----1840.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B16-75511-566661.0004.139.43-----160.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH3---------------30.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF1-1-------------10.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1-1-------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS383--61112275923918971838.9694.80------3830.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B2--35--881.0004.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--4---441.0002.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B2--12--331.0001.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS86--1342481158393382.9724.44------860.00.0
A+ Totals for SS - 3 season(s)-   SS72--992112347333310.9314.31------720.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---2-1221.0002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1987Fresno Giants CalifA+sfn21----63------
1988Shreveport Captains TexAAsfn22----86------
1988Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn22----32----2-
1989Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn23----109------
1989San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn23----8------
1990Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn24----117------
1990San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn24----21------
1991Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn25----64------
1991San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn25----511-----
1992Phoenix Firebirds PCLAAAsfn26---130------
1992San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn26----332-----
1993San Jose Giants CalifA+sfn27---11------
1993San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn27---232316-----
1994San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn28---10185-----
1995San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29---81643-----
1996Clearwater Phillies FSLA+phi30----8------
1996Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons ILAAAphi30----4------
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi30---131------
1997Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31---1272-----
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBbos311-451619----1
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32--10872011----2
1999Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit33---12936-----
2000Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34--1273034-----
2002Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36--1111562--1--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB32411110000001300000.091.167.091.2581012.125.000.0918.3325.003.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs411110000001300000.091.167.091.2581012.125.000.0918.3325.003.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2010Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac10NCAACollege-44Assistant Coach27207.741--1Tim EsmayConference Champion,CWS Final-8
2011Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac10NCAACollege-45Assistant Coach271710.6301.02Tim EsmayCWS Super Regionals,#9 in Nation
2012Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac12NCAACollege-46Assistant Coach301812.6002.06Tim Esmay
2013Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac12NCAACollege-47Assistant Coach301614.5338.04Tim EsmayCWS Regionals,#22 in Nation
2014Arizona State University Sun DevilsPac12NCAACollege-48Assistant Coach301911.6334.03Tim EsmayCWS Regionals
2015Arizona Diamondbacks ArizRkMinorari49Manager552530.4557.03 
2016Kane County CougarsMidwAMinorari50Manager1406575.46421.06 
2017Missoula OspreyPioRkMinorari51Manager763838.500--1 Lost in Finals
2018Missoula OspreyPioRkMinorari52Manager000.000--0 
* 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

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995National League Player of the Week (June 12-June 18)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-04-06InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2001-03-31InjuredDisabled -- - 
1998-11-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1998-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-11-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1997-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1997-01-31ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
1996-10-08Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-10-06TradeTraded by Giants to Phillies for Tommy Eason and Jeff Juden. 
* 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
1989San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll2362,500-69135-429,80262,50062,500
1990San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll24105,000-6112813515,727100,000167,500
1991San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll25110,000-5832517742,231100,000277,500
1992San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll26150,000-5451832962,245109,000427,500
1993San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll27142,500-6132432968,431109,000570,000
1994San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll28225,000-4902346957,101109,000795,000
1995San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll29320,000-4012056999,520109,0001,115,000
1996Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll30325,000-4021556957,870109,0001,440,000
1997Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll31150,000-76636-1,182,177150,0001,590,000
1998Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll32242,500-58024361,276,192170,0001,832,500
1999Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll33700,000-40912551,454,491200,0002,532,500
2000Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll34700,000-41212541,394,248200,0003,232,500
2002Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll36925,000-40510562,011,045200,0004,157,500
* 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