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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Benny Joe Edelen
Stat Years
1973-1983  [mlb] 1981-1982
Height/Weight
6-0 / 165
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (140)
Draft Position
3B
Born Date/Place
1955-09-16 in Durant, Oklahoma   [64.264]
High School
Gracemont (Gracemont,OK)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in Round #1 (#12 overall) of the 1973 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1981-04-18 - Boxscore  (Age: 25.215)
Service Time
Organizations
SLN [5] CIN [3]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11047 ... retro id: edelj101 ... mlbam id: 113733
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1975St. PetersburgFSLA+----191---010.00500000010.05400570001.004.500.004.506.303.601.40.000
    1975Minor Totals: byYearA+----191---010.00500005010.05400570001.004.500.004.506.303.601.40.000
    1976St. PetersburgFSLA+----202---562.961500000079.0803426020430001.279.110.002.284.903.872.15.455
    1976Minor Totals: byYearA+----201---562.9615000015079.0803426020430001.279.110.002.284.903.872.15.455
    1977St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-213---631.5813136400097.0752217125583001.036.960.092.325.382.042.32.667
    1977Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-213---633.3813132100080.0733530326623101.248.210.342.936.983.942.38.667
    1977Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAA/A+----212---1262.39262685000177.014857474511206101.127.530.202.596.102.902.35.667
    1978Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-224---513.40993100053.0362420328384031.216.110.514.756.454.081.36.833
    1978Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-224---254.7915141001062.0814133731371121.8111.761.024.505.375.951.19.286
    1978Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAA/AAA----222---764.15242341010115.011765531059755151.539.160.784.625.875.091.27.538
    1979Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-235---444.6912121000071.0793737416321061.3410.010.512.034.064.692.00.500
    1979Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-235---476.7213131000067.0885350834393151.8211.821.074.575.247.121.15.364
    1979Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAA/AAA----232---8115.67252520000138.0167908712507141111.5710.890.783.264.635.871.42.421
    1980Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-246---1352.63262461021161.015064476531005101.268.390.342.965.593.581.89.722
    1980Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAA----241---1352.63262461021161.015064476531005101.268.390.342.965.593.581.89.722
    1981Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-257---913.5616163100096.0904238835453001.308.440.753.284.223.941.29.900
    1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln44257Log - Sp - Ext - Perf109.3513000413017.129181823101111.8515.061.041.565.199.353.331.000
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin40257Log - Sp - Ext - Perf100.71500025012.25111050000.393.550.710.003.550.710.001.000
    1981Minor Totals: SLNbyYearAAA----251---913.5616163100096.0904238835453001.308.440.753.284.223.941.29.900
    1981MLB Totals: SLN-CINbyYearMLB----252Log - Sp - Ext - Perf205.7018000618030.034191933151111.2310.200.900.904.505.705.001.000
    1982Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-268---345.3713130000055.1793933718282001.7512.851.142.934.556.341.56.429
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin40268Log - Sp - Ext - Perf008.80900029015.122151528110001.9612.911.174.706.468.801.38.000
    1982Minor Totals: CINbyYearAAA----261---345.3913130000055.3793933718282001.7612.901.142.944.576.371.56.429
    1982MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf008.94900029015.322151528110001.9913.111.194.776.568.941.38.000
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-279---116.05900039019.12822138581001.7113.033.722.333.7210.241.60.500
    1983Minor Totals: CINbyYearAAA----271---116.13900039019.32822138581001.7313.193.772.363.7710.371.60.500
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)206.7827000827045.3563434511261111.4911.181.002.205.196.782.361.000
    National League Totals (3 yrs)206.7827000827045.3563434511261111.4911.181.002.205.196.782.361.000
    Minor League Totals58413.641591272383321850.786441734455296497264161.369.150.583.135.264.411.68.586
    Minor: A+ Totals11102.083313640200186.016060431501083001.137.740.052.425.232.902.16.524
    Minor: AA Totals28133.306058123021365.03381601341612323213291.268.330.393.035.723.951.89.683
    Minor: AAA Totals19185.026656513100299.73661971673812315710271.6311.011.143.704.725.931.28.514
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (2 yrs)105.1414000414028.027161638160001.258.680.962.575.145.142.001.000
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (1 yrs)109.4713000413017.329181823101111.8715.261.051.585.269.473.331.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1973Gulf Coast CardinalsGCLRk----17p---149165193680525000000000.218.218.358.5761655913.000.140.0000.000.000.0033.03.0336.1
    1974St. PetersburgFSLA+----18p---21123914394231444000000000.240.240.335.57539113128.000.095.0000.000.000.0097.81.0229.8
    1975St. PetersburgFSLA+----19p---32431581107000000000.258.258.355.61331112.000.097.0000.000.000.000.00.0025.0
    1975ArkansasTexAA----19p---369193183680522000000000.187.187.306.4931935913.000.119.0000.000.000.0038.62.5936.1
    1976ArkansasTexAA----20p---439109132540212000000000.229.229.321.550109356.000.092.0000.000.000.0054.51.8324.0
    1977St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-21p---5130000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1977Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-21p---51312430002003200000.250.400.250.6501530.250.000.30020.0013.330.670.00.000.0
    1978Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-22p---6910141003002201000.400.500.5001.0001351.300.100.50015.3815.381.000.00.0025.0
    1978Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-22p---6180100000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1979Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-23p---7129010000000201000.111.111.111.2221010.000.000.1430.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    1979Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-23p---7156221000001200000.333.429.500.929731.333.167.50014.2928.572.000.00.0050.0
    1980Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-24p---8323841420141011503100.368.375.500.87543193.184.132.5652.3334.8815.0038.02.3321.4
    1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln4425pL-S-E-P9133010000000100000.333.333.333.666310.000.000.5000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin4025pL-S-E-P952000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1982Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-26p---1015224200120001001000.091.091.227.3182351.136.136.0910.0043.480.0022.04.3550.0
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin4026pL-S-E-P1092010000000000000.500.500.5001.000210.000.000.5000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-27p---1196021000010000000.333.333.500.833631.000.167.3330.000.000.000.00.0050.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)277020000000200000.286.286.286.572720.000.000.4000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (3 yrs)277020000000200000.286.286.286.572720.000.000.4000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals429992114227492181211173306100.229.234.337.571100633469.115.108.2220.703.284.7155.11.7930.4
    Minor: Rk Totals49165193680525000000000.218.218.358.5761655913.139.140.1940.000.000.0033.03.0336.1
    Minor: A+ Totals14942248102242451000000000.242.242.336.57842214230.095.094.2340.000.000.00105.50.9529.4
    Minor: AA Totals17437140831508431062105100.224.235.329.56438312223.124.105.2191.575.483.5046.42.0927.7
    Minor: AAA Totals57347620120111201000.176.200.324.52436113.147.148.2382.7833.3312.0034.02.7850.0
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (2 yrs)144010000000100000.250.250.250.500410.000.000.3330.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    St. Louis Cardinals Totals (1 yrs)133010000000100000.333.333.333.666310.000.000.5000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1978Arkansas TravelersTexAA22P900.0116101817.9441.900.006.8100.013
    1978Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAA22P1500.0615212321.9131.400.0011.083.310
    1979Arkansas TravelersTexAA23P1200.05170122221.0001.800.009.0100.010
    1979Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAA23P1300.08150123231.0001.800.009.686.710
    1980Arkansas TravelersTexAA24P2600.01626514742.8941.600.0019.181.35
    1981Springfield RedbirdsAmerAAA25P1600.01017142827.9641.700.0011.8100.09
    1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLB25P13017.11200331.0000.200.1812.7100.011
    1981Cincinnati RedsNLMLB25P5012.2000000.0000.000.004.6100.013
    1982Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA26P1300.037301310.7690.800.009.686.712
    1982Cincinnati RedsNLMLB26P9015.12100331.0000.300.205.6100.013
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA27P900.02100331.0000.300.006.6100.013
    MLB Totals - (P)270443300661.0000.200.140.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)66002955669084.9331.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)47002259628781.9311.700.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1978Minor24----------
    1979Minor25----------
    1980Minor26----------
    1981MLB18----------
    1981Minor16----------
    1982MLB9----------
    1982Minor13----------
    1983Minor9----------
    Totals140----------