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John VanBenschotenTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1999-2011 MLB Years: 2004-2008
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PositionsP-200Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Wesley Vanbenschoten
Height6-4Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 14,1980 [38.068]PlaceSan Diego,California
High SchoolMilford (Milford,OH)
CollegeKent State University (Kent,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$2,300,000Signing ScoutsDuane GustavsonService Time2.079 (2007)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2002-MLB-#89 ... 2002-PIT-#2 ... 2003-MLB-#24 ... 2003-PIT-#1 ... 2004-MLB-#38 ... 2004-PIT-#1 ... 2005-PIT-#3 ... 2006-PIT-#8
MLB DebutAugust 18,2004 [24.126]
OrganizationsPIT [7] NYA [1] SDN [1] CHA [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID22441Retrosheet IDvanbj001MLBAM ID429724
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Kent State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts51Walks40Hittable49SO/BB35vsPower49Hitting16Durability48Team.505Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1999Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1S/R19119.00642000022.0372422212198112.2315.140.824.917.771.58.500-
2000Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1S/R20723.481073000044.0422217318335111.368.590.613.686.751.83.778-
2001Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1Rel21002.7721021000848.200150063000--------11.650.00--
2001Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-pit38ST21023.51990000025.2231110010195001.298.06--3.516.661.90.000-
2002Hickory CrawdadsSALApit-ST221142.80272700000148.011957466621457001.227.240.363.778.822.34.733-
2003Lynchburg HillcatsCaroA+pit-ST23602.22990000048.2331412118491001.056.100.183.339.062.721.000-
2003Altoona CurveEastAApit45ST23763.6917170100090.0954637534782001.439.460.503.397.772.29.538-
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01363.17262601000138.112860496521273001.298.290.393.378.222.44.684-
2004Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-ST244114.72232300000131.2135756916491014001.409.231.093.356.902.06.267-
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47S/R24136.91651000028.2332722319181021.8110.360.945.975.650.95.2505.35
2006Gulf Coast PiratesGCLRkpit-ST26014.5011000006.01331241000.501.501.503.006.002.00.000-
2006Altoona CurveEastAApit-ST26103.6011000005.03220331001.205.40--5.405.401.001.000-
2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit30ST26115.40330000011.2107727130001.467.711.545.4010.031.86.500-
2006Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0224.76550000022.2141212312202001.155.561.194.767.941.67.500-
2007Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit35ST271072.56191901100109.0983531851792201.378.090.664.216.521.55.588-
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47S/R270710.151192001039.0554544429261052.1512.690.926.696.000.90.0005.86
2008Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit30S/R28743.9222139002080.0703635332621001.277.840.343.596.951.94.636-
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47S/R281310.48954002022.0372826720210132.5514.912.828.068.461.05.2508.42
2009Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha38S/R29286.3522139004078.0976655930673001.6311.191.043.467.732.23.200-
2010Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-S/R30111.2943100007.05111280001.006.431.292.5710.294.00.500-
2010Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya57Rel30214.5012210004026.030141348240001.4610.381.382.778.313.00.667-
2010Trenton ThunderEastAAnya48Rel30200.0030300006.04100440001.336.00--6.006.001.001.000-
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya47Rel30202.31615001111.213331681001.6310.030.774.636.171.331.000-
2010Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor--S/R0723.0225619005150.2521917620441001.429.241.073.557.822.20.778-
2011York RevolutionAtlInd--ST31322.91880000043.0461614014343001.389.55--2.917.062.43.600-
2011Tucson PadresPCLAAAsdn38ST31147.52550000026.037232239140001.7512.651.033.084.781.56.200-
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2139.2026197003089.11251009214686521102.1412.501.406.806.500.96.1333.18
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter57503.841831463721111808.17733943466032767828201.368.570.673.637.522.07.533-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27354.4510077231171446.24602452224218434411201.449.230.843.696.901.87.435-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1063.46211831000101.01024939541853001.419.060.443.647.552.07.625-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter813.01211110004074.2632825526731001.197.590.603.138.802.81.889-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1142.80272700000148.011957466621457001.227.240.363.778.822.34.733-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter023.51990000025.2231110010195001.298.06--3.516.661.90.000-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122.77541000013.064424121000.774.151.382.778.313.00.333-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter322.91880000043.0461614014343001.389.55--2.917.062.43.600-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter834.243711260008114.279465453011513220.956.200.392.359.033.83.727-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2139.2026197003089.11251009214686521102.1412.501.406.806.500.96.133-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings5329.206446180070220.03062442253416615952242.1412.501.406.806.500.96.1353.18
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15143.845040101030220.02101079416891848101.368.570.673.637.522.07.517-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1999Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1p1950155354510283130215042305.290.383.535.9188320185.370.245.400.39411.3527.032.384.3219.3844.44
2000Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1p20561804964182104671242961704.356.433.6441.07711630218.365.288.456.44911.0113.301.214.5918.0046.88
2001Kent State UniversityMACNCAA-1p216122574991763184232555000000.440.550.9821.53222154280.472.542.880.60919.6417.860.9111.077.2654.55
2001Williamsport CrosscuttersNYPLA-pit38p21327591750083272320202.227.302.293.59522586.315.066.173.2708.1426.743.290.000.0029.41
2003Altoona CurveEastAApit45p231712242001000400001.333.333.500.8336212.500.167.167.3570.0033.330.000.000.0050.00
2004Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-p2424241710140031004000.292.370.458.82811231.462.166.292.3639.6832.263.333.2324.0028.57
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2468210012001302000.125.222.500.7224111.000.375.500.2999.0927.273.009.098.00100.00
2006Altoona CurveEastAApit-2611000000000101000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2006Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit302632000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         43000000000301000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
2007Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit35271916120001002710000.125.263.125.3882019.222.000.125.20810.5336.843.500.000.000.00
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p27107111000001302000.143.250.286.5362110.250.143.286.24610.0030.003.000.000.00100.00
2008Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit30282210210000002500000.100.250.100.3501012.200.000.200.19316.6741.672.500.000.000.00
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit47p2896000000001200000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.167.10114.2928.572.000.000.000.00
2011Tucson PadresPCLAAAsdn38p3123100000001100001.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17425.0025.001.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2521321012003804000.095.208.286.4946228.083.191.333.00010.7128.572.673.5721.00100.00
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter12014316318011432155335204.217.301.294.595429168.330.077.189.0008.9331.553.530.60143.0029.03
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter705551010150082514001.182.297.255.55214268.310.073.218.00011.7636.763.131.4755.0020.00
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1813242001000501001.308.308.462.7706214.500.154.154.0000.0035.710.000.000.0050.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter327591750083272320202.227.302.293.59522586.315.066.173.0008.1426.743.290.000.0029.41
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1675601582084510491613331001291031009.371.468.7501.218420104683.406.379.611.00014.6418.891.297.1711.4350.00
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2521321012003804000.095.208.286.4946228.083.191.333.00010.7128.572.673.5721.00100.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162136191360613001952026000.095.208.286.4943913181.083.191.333.00010.7128.572.673.5721.00100.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162193224211011943207247305.217.301.294.5955712227.330.077.189.0008.9331.553.530.60143.0029.03

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2001Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit21P9--11--221.0000.22------3228.112.2
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit22P27--1423123837.9741.37------27100.019.4
2003Altoona Curve EastAApit23P17--12122-2624.9231.41------17100.012.1
2004Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit24P23--617-123231.0001.00------2495.816.2
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit24P652814-1551.0000.830.18-----6100.03.7
2006Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit26P1--21--331.0003.00------1100.01.9
2006Altoona Curve EastAApit26P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2006Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26P3---------------3100.02.1
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27P19--283-1310.7690.53------19100.013.3
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P11939-5--551.0000.450.13-----11100.06.8
2008Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit28P22--310--13131.0000.59------22100.015.3
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit28P9522-1--111.0000.110.05-----9100.05.6
2009Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha29P22--210211412.8570.55------22100.015.4
2010Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya30P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.07.1
2010Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya30P12--15--661.0000.50------12100.08.9
2010Trenton Thunder EastAAnya30P3--11--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya30P6---1--111.0000.17------6100.04.2
2011Tucson Padres PCLAAAsdn31P5--12--331.0000.60------5100.03.5
MLB Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P261989110-111111.0000.420.12-----260.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P100--1448526762.9250.62------1000.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P21--14142-3028.9331.33------210.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--15--661.0000.50------120.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P27--1423123837.9741.37------270.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--11--221.0000.22------90.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P5--22--441.0000.80------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2001Williamsport Crosscutters NYPLA-pit219----------
2002Hickory Crawdads SALApit2227----------
2003Altoona Curve EastAApit2317----------
2004Nashville Sounds PCLAAApit2423----------
2004Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit246----------
2006Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit261----------
2006Altoona Curve EastAApit261----------
2006Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit263----------
2007Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit2719----------
2007Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2711----------
2008Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit2822----------
2008Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit289----------
2009Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha2922----------
2010Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya304----------
2010Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya3012----------
2010Trenton Thunder EastAAnya303----------
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya306----------
2011Tucson Padres PCLAAAsdn315----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Team USAArizona Fall LgMinor23101.80303000010.01122051001.609.900.004.500.900.201.801.000
2007Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB270181.0810100000.12330200040.0054.050.0054.050.000.0081.08.000
2008Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB28009.0021100005.0555164002.209.001.8010.807.200.679.00.000
2009Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29000.00000000214.0400000000.292.570.000.000.0000.00.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs101.80303000010.01122051001.609.900.004.500.900.201.801.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs013.72312000219.31188184000.985.120.473.721.860.503.72.000

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20011st Team College All-American (1B) ... Mid-American Conference All-Conference (1B) ... Mid-American Conference Player of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-07-16ContractSigned by Padres 
2010-04-03ContractSigned by Yankees 
2008-12-05ContractSigned by White Sox to minor league contract 
2006-08-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-04-03InjuredDisabled -- left/right shoulder surgery 
2005-11-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-01InjuredDisabled -- - 
* 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
2001Pittsburgh Pirates-212,300,000-------2,300,000Signing Bonus out of 2001 Draft (1st round - 8th overall)
2004Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll24300,000-75543-2,070,100300,0002,600,000
2007Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27380,0002.07973738-2,459,737380,0002,980,000
2008Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll28390,000-75336-2,696,252390,0003,370,000
* 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