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Ben SheetsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2001-2012
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
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PositionsP-296Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBen M. Sheets
Height6-1Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 18,1978 [39.311]PlaceBaton Rouge,Louisiana
High SchoolSt. Amant (St. Amant,LA)
CollegeUniversity of Louisiana-Monroe (Monroe,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Milwaukee Brewers [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,450,000Signing ScoutsJonathan StoryService Time9.081 (2012)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2000-MLB-#65 ... 2000-MIL-#2 ... 2001-MLB-#5 ... 2001-MIL-#1
MLB DebutApril 5,2001 [22.261]
OrganizationsMIL [10] ATL [1] OAK [1] Awards10Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID1443Retrosheet IDsheeb001MLBAM ID282656
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (38.56%) -- Curveball (35.57%) -- Changeup (23.28%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (2.59%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 90.90 - [2010] - 92.07
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Milwaukee Brewers in 2002-2005,2007-2008 and Oakland Athletics in 2010
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts63Walks77Hittable59SO/BB78vsPower59Hitting13Durability58Team.471Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1998Louisiana-MonroeCollegeNCAASoS/R19674.5019910600484.0824742023740001.258.79--2.467.933.22.462-
1999Louisiana-MonroeCollegeNCAAJrS/R201413.11181539102115.210047400311580001.137.78--2.4112.295.10.933-
1999Ogden RaptorsPioRkmil-ST20015.6322000008.085522120001.259.002.252.2513.506.00.000-
1999Stockton PortsCalifA+mil-ST20103.58550000027.2231111114281001.347.480.334.559.112.001.000-
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0114.04770000035.2311616316401001.327.820.764.0410.092.50.500-
2000Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-ST21531.8813130000072.0551715425602001.116.880.503.137.502.40.625-
2000Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-ST21352.8714131100081.2773126431593101.328.490.443.426.501.90.375-
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0882.40272611000153.213248418561195101.227.730.473.286.972.13.500-
2001Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-ST22113.37220000010.214540360001.5911.81--2.535.062.00.500-
2001Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST2211104.76252501100151.016689802348943051.419.871.372.855.591.96.5244.83
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST2311164.15343401000216.2237105100217017090101.429.840.872.917.062.43.4073.76
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST2411134.45343401000220.223212210929431577061.259.461.181.756.403.65.4583.98
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST2512142.70343405000237.0201857125322648140.987.630.951.2210.038.25.4622.65
2005Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST261093.33222203000156.2142665819251417021.078.161.091.448.105.64.5263.31
2006Arizona BrewersArizRkmil-ST270010.3811000004.05550282001.6210.38--4.1516.624.00--
2006Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-ST27003.3711000002.24210051001.5013.50----16.870.00--
2006Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil-ST27212.40330000015.094415153000.935.400.603.009.003.00.667-
2006Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0214.09550000021.118111017286001.147.360.412.8611.454.00.667-
2006Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST27673.82171700000106.010547459111163021.098.920.760.939.8510.55.4622.43
2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST281253.82242402000141.0138626017371064011.248.791.082.366.752.86.7064.11
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15ST291393.09313105300198.0181746817471588011.158.210.772.137.173.36.5913.38
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak15ST31494.53202000000119.012365601843843001.399.281.363.246.341.95.3084.71
2012Mississippi BravesSouAAatl-ST33015.06220000010.2127601100001.2210.12--0.848.4410.00.000-
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30ST33443.47990000049.0522119613351011.329.491.092.376.392.69.5004.11
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter94963.782502500184001594.215777366701843691325531321.228.891.042.087.473.59.4950.59
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter12122.98434211000230.22078777128320312101.258.010.463.217.852.45.500-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter672.85191811000106.01004034539806101.308.390.423.276.712.05.462-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter542.3216160000084.0712622426753001.147.490.422.747.912.88.556-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter103.58550000027.2231111114281001.347.480.334.559.112.001.000-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter017.30330000012.013101024202001.389.491.462.9214.595.00.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2083.7037241315106199.218294820542320001.188.20--2.4310.464.30.714-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter86833.722212210184001425.014026505911603131206491311.208.841.011.977.603.85.509-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter494.53202000000119.012365601843843001.399.281.363.246.341.95.308-
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter443.47990000049.0522119613351011.329.491.092.376.392.69.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13133.78343402100220.02171019225511837041.228.891.042.087.473.59.5000.59
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings11112.98414011000220.01968273117819211101.258.010.463.217.852.45.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-p211314220000001200000.143.200.143.3432015.167.000.071.1686.6713.332.000.000.000.00
2000Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-p21145000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         2719220000001400000.105.150.105.2552020.133.000.053.1265.0020.004.000.000.000.00
2001Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-p2223010002000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.000.2960.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2001Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2223424300010042902000.071.152.071.2233048.231.000.095.1198.3360.427.250.000.000.00
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2332682610030043904000.088.139.103.2427176.207.015.074.1185.2651.329.750.000.0016.67
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2433660500020013505000.076.090.076.1665072.161.000.015.0771.3948.6135.000.000.000.00
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2533672900010052209002.134.194.134.3289081.200.000.075.1606.1727.164.400.000.000.00
2005Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2622450100000011707000.022.043.022.0651053.036.000.022.0351.8932.0817.000.000.000.00
2006Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-2710000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2006Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil-2724010000000100000.250.250.250.500104.333.000.000.2220.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         34010000000101000.250.250.250.500105.333.000.000.2220.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2006Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2717331100000011303000.030.059.030.0891037.050.000.030.0472.7035.1413.000.000.000.00
2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2822451300000002506000.067.067.067.1343051.150.000.000.0600.0049.020.000.000.000.00
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil15p2930672520050022405000.075.101.104.2057274.116.029.060.0962.7032.4312.000.000.0040.00
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak15p3123010000000201000.333.333.333.6661041.000.000.000.2980.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl30p33913000000001603000.000.071.000.0710017.000.000.077.0495.8835.296.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter2234491234300120019212045002.076.113.082.195373513.143.006.049.0003.7041.3311.160.000.008.82
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3226240002001701000.154.185.154.3394028.211.000.038.0003.5725.007.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1812020002000500000.167.167.167.3342012.286.000.000.0000.0041.670.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1414220000001201000.143.200.143.3432016.167.000.071.0006.2512.502.000.000.000.00
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter2124331233300120018204041002.076.113.083.196363492.144.007.048.0003.6641.4611.330.000.009.09
Atlanta Braves Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter913000000001603000.000.071.000.0710017.000.000.077.0005.8835.296.000.000.000.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23010000000201000.333.333.333.6661041.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16232692520090014154033001.076.113.082.195272373.143.006.049.0003.7041.3311.160.000.008.82
Average Minor - Per 162 games1621321020000100053505000.154.185.154.339200142.211.000.038.0003.5725.007.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1999Ogden Raptors PioRkmil20P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.02.6
1999Stockton Ports CalifA+mil20P5--35-2881.0001.60------5100.03.6
2000Huntsville Stars SouAAmil21P13--451-109.9000.69------13100.09.4
2000Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil21P14--812--20201.0001.43------14100.09.7
2001Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil22P2--241-76.8573.00------2100.01.4
2001Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil22P25-1511024223634.9441.360.23-----25100.015.4
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil23P34-2162836166564.9851.880.30-----34100.021.0
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil24P343422022192-4341.9531.210.19-----34100.021.0
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil25P343423714232-3937.9491.090.16-----34100.021.1
2005Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil26P2222156763-1613.8130.590.08-----22100.013.6
2006Arizona Brewers ArizRkmil27P1---2--221.0002.00------1100.01.8
2006Huntsville Stars SouAAmil27P1---------------1100.00.7
2006Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil27P3--13--441.0001.33------3100.02.1
2006Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil27P3--13--441.0001.33------3100.02.1
2006Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil27P171710658--13131.0000.760.12-----17100.010.5
2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28P2424141910--19191.0000.790.13-----24100.014.8
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil29P313119810162-2826.9290.840.13-----31100.019.1
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31P2020119511311916.8420.800.13-----20100.012.3
2012Mississippi Braves SouAAatl33P2---4--441.0002.00------2100.01.4
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl33P994956--11111.0001.220.224-100.0-9100.05.6
MLB Totals for P - 10 season(s)-   P2501911593115159159289274.9481.100.174-100.0-2500.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P22--12221-3534.9711.55------220.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P16--491-1413.9290.81------160.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--35-2881.0001.60------50.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P3---3--331.0001.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1999Ogden Raptors PioRkmil202----------
1999Stockton Ports CalifA+mil205----------
2000Huntsville Stars SouAAmil2113----------
2000Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil2114----------
2001Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil222----------
2001Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2225----------
2002Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2334----------
2003Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2434----------
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2534----------
2005Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2622----------
2006Arizona Brewers ArizRkmil271----------
2006Huntsville Stars SouAAmil271----------
2006Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil276----------
2006Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2717----------
2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2824----------
2008Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2931----------
2010Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3120----------
2012Mississippi Braves SouAAatl332----------
2012Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl339----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB270127.0022000002.11077111005.2438.583.863.863.861.0027.00.000
2007Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28015.71550000017.1211111159101.5210.900.522.604.671.805.71.000
2008Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29019.56550000016.02518175410101.8114.062.812.255.632.5010.13.000
2010Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB311311.20550000013.223201711010102.5015.150.666.596.591.0013.17.250
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs169.4917170000049.379565282030302.0114.411.463.655.471.5010.22.143

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2711000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2007Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2845000000000301000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB2911000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs117000000000401000.000.000.000.000008.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [10]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1998Southland Conference All-Conference (SP)1
19991st Team College All-American (SP) ... Southland Conference All-Conference (SP) ... Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year ... Southland Conference Player of the Year4
2000Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year1
2001NL Rookie of the Month (June)1
2004Milwaukee Brewers Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (May 10-May 16)2
2007NL Pitcher of the Month (June)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-10-30PFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement34.104  
2012-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency34.103  
2012-09-16PAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL34.060Team Roster on 2012-09-16
2012-08-25SPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder inflammation34.038Team Roster on 2012-08-25
2012-07-15SPAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Mississippi (AA)33.362Team Roster on 2012-07-15
2012-07-04PAtlanta BravesMississippi (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Mississippi (AA)33.351Team Roster on 2012-07-04
2012-07-01PAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract33.348Team Roster on 2012-07-01
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-07-31InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2010-07-24InjuredDisabled -- Strained Right Elbow 
2009-06-29ContractSigned by Athletics 
2007-08-29InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-07-16InjuredDisabled -- Right finger 
2006-07-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-10InjuredDisabled -- tendinitis in his right shoulder 
2006-04-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-03-30InjuredDisabled -- right posterior shoulder strain 
2005-09-20InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2005-08-27InjuredDisabled -- torn latissimus dorsi muscle 
2005-05-27InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-29InjuredDisabled -- vestibular neuritis in his left ear 
2001-09-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-08-14InjuredDisabled -- rotator cuff tendonitis in right shoulder 
1999-07-30Contractsigned 
* 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
1999Milwaukee Brewers-202,450,000-------2,450,000Signing Bonus out of 1999 Draft (1st round - 10th overall)
2001Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll22200,000-77144-1,897,758200,0002,650,000
2002Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll23290,000-58723352,011,045200,0002,940,000
2003Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll24428,000-51315372,163,527300,0003,368,000
2004Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll252,425,000-247373++2,070,100300,0005,793,000
2005Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll266,000,000-120386++2,189,055300,00011,793,000
2006Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll279,625,000-62193++2,365,072327,00021,418,000
2007Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2811,125,000-46195++2,459,737380,00032,543,000
2008Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll2912,125,000-52195++2,696,252390,00044,668,000
2010Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll3110,000,000-77292++2,812,412400,00054,668,000
2012Atlanta BravesTeam Payroll33480,0009.08176030-2,954,887480,00055,148,0002012-07-01 - Signed to minor league contract
* 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