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Ben McDonaldTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1987-1997 MLB Years: 1989-1997
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-226Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLarry Benard Mcdonald
Height6-7Weight212BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 24,1967 [50.184]PlaceBaton Rouge,Louisiana
High SchoolDenham Springs (Denham Springs,LA)
CollegeLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge,LA)

DraftedSelected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1989 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 27th round (670th overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$350,000
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1990-MLB-#2 ... 1990-BAL-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 6,1989 [21.287]
OrganizationsBAL [7] MIL [2] Awards3Awards Voting1-2
TBC Player ID15058Retrosheet IDmcdob001MLBAM ID118648
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Milwaukee Brewers in 1997
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts59Walks63Hittable73SO/BB66vsPower73Hitting0Durability51Team.511Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1987LSUCollegeNCAAFrS/R19234.0614410000137.243191764272001.2510.271.430.966.456.75.400-
1988LSUCollegeNCAASoS/R201372.652214810001118.296463542714411301.047.280.302.0510.925.33.650-
1989LSUCollegeNCAAJrS/R211443.49262158304152.0124685915402027201.087.330.892.3611.935.05.778-
1989Frederick KeysCaroA+bal-ST21002.0022000009.010220091001.1110.00----9.000.00--
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23Rel21108.5960600207.08772431101.649.822.454.913.680.751.0007.13
1990Hagerstown SunsEastAAbal-ST22016.55330000011.0118813150001.279.000.822.4512.275.00.000-
1990Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST22332.86770000044.0331814421374001.236.750.824.307.571.76.500-
1990Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST0343.6010100000055.0442622524524001.247.200.823.938.512.17.429-
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal19S/R22852.43211563220118.2883632935655001.046.670.682.654.931.86.6153.58
1991Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST23017.7122000007.010761571002.1412.861.296.439.001.40.000-
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal19ST23684.84212101000126.012671681643853011.348.981.143.066.061.98.4294.20
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal19ST2413134.24353504200227.021311310732741583291.268.441.272.936.262.14.5004.32
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal19ST2513143.39343407100220.0185928317861717151.237.560.693.516.981.99.4813.68
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34ST261474.06242405100157.015175711454943121.308.640.803.095.381.74.6674.16
1995Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-ST27002.4511000003.21210411001.362.45--9.822.450.25--
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34ST27364.1614131101080.06740371038624231.317.541.134.286.981.63.3334.72
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40ST2812103.90353502000221.02281049625671464061.339.271.022.725.942.18.5454.31
1997Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40ST29874.06212101000133.0120686013361103051.178.120.882.447.443.06.5333.65
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter78703.9121119813246501289.01186606561138437894337311.268.270.963.056.232.05.5271.09
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter353.7415150000074.2653731633697001.317.830.723.988.322.09.375-
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter343.4610100000054.2442721530456001.357.240.824.947.411.50.429-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter016.55330000011.0118813150001.279.000.822.4512.275.00.000-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.0022000009.010220091001.1110.00----9.000.00--
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter29143.2462392318306307.2263133111257137320501.087.670.732.0710.885.25.674-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter58533.891551421321650935.0838434405100334638267201.258.050.963.216.131.91.523-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20173.96565603000354.03481721563810325670111.278.840.972.626.502.49.541-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13123.91363424110220.02021039624741526151.268.270.963.056.232.05.5201.09
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings9153.74444400000220.019210991189720321001.317.830.723.988.322.09.375-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1997Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil40p2911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16216200000000016200000.000.000.000.00000162.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1989Frederick Keys CaroA+bal21P2--11--221.0001.00------2100.01.4
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21P6-7-2--221.0000.330.29-----6100.03.7
1990Hagerstown Suns EastAAbal22P3---21-32.6670.67------3100.02.2
1990Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal22P7--3521108.8001.14------7100.04.8
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22P21-1181514113029.9671.380.25-----21100.013.0
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal23P2---1--111.0000.50------2100.01.4
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23P21-126128-120201.0000.950.16-----21100.013.0
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P35-2272229-251511.0001.460.22-----35100.021.6
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25P34-2201542225957.9661.680.26-----34100.021.0
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26P24-157725-132321.0001.330.20-----24100.021.4
1995Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal27P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27P14-805131-1918.9471.290.23-----14100.09.7
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil28P35-2211330634943.8781.230.19-----35100.021.6
1997Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil29P21-133616132322.9571.050.17-----21100.013.0
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P211-1289951791113285274.9611.300.21-----2110.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P10--47211311.8461.10------100.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---21-32.6670.67------30.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--11--221.0001.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1989Frederick Keys CaroA+bal212----------
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal216----------
1990Hagerstown Suns EastAAbal223----------
1990Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal227----------
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2221----------
1991Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal232----------
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2321----------
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2435----------
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2534----------
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2624----------
1995Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal271----------
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2714----------
1996Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2835----------
1997Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil2921----------

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1989Baseball America College Player of the Year ... Golden Spikes Award (LSU)2
1994AL Pitcher of the Month (April)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1998-03-11TradeTraded by Indians to Brewers for Mark Watson. 
1997-12-08TradeTraded by Brewers with Ron Villone and Mike Fetters to Indians for Jeff Juden and Marquis Grissom. 
1996-01-23ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1995-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* 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
1989Baltimore Orioles-21350,000-------350,000Signing Bonus out of 1989 Draft (1st round - 1st overall)
1989Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll2162,500-69135-429,80262,500412,500
1990Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll22241,667-4291339515,727100,000654,167
1991Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll23491,667-3431052742,231100,0001,145,834
1992Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll24500,000-3581555962,245109,0001,645,834
1993Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll251,250,000-233874++968,431109,0002,895,834
1994Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll262,675,000-139685++957,101109,0005,570,834
1995Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll274,500,000-55494++999,520109,00010,070,834
1996Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll282,000,000-157382++957,870109,00012,070,834
1997Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll295,000,000-43196++1,182,177150,00017,070,834
* 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