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Benito SantiagoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1983-2005 MLB Years: 1986-2005
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PositionsC-2341, 1B-27, OF-2, DH-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenito Rivera Santiago
Height6-1Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 9,1965 [53.161]PlacePonce,Puerto Rico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1982 by the San Diego Padres.
Signing ScoutsLuis Rosa
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1984-SDN-#4 ... 1985-SDN-#3 ... 1986-SDN-#1 ... 1987-SDN-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 14,1986 [21.189]
OrganizationsSDN [10] SFN [3] MIA [2] TOR [2] CIN [2] NYN [1] PHI [1] PIT [1] CHN [1] KCA [1] Awards9Awards Voting3-125
TBC Player ID510Retrosheet IDsantb001MLBAM ID121693
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed51Power65Contact53XBH61RBIs68Runs42Hitting64Durability58Team.494Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1983Miami MarlinsFSLA+sdn-c181224293410625355637117977210.247.276.354.63015233456.291.107.124.2822.4117.327.181.1085.8031.13
1984Reno PadresCalifA+sdn-c1911441664116206168352367542640.279.338.471.80919642464.302.192.286.3567.7616.162.083.4526.0036.21
1985Beaumont Golden GatorsTexAAsdn-c2010137255111166552122165928310.298.328.414.74215427401.341.116.185.3283.9914.713.691.2574.4024.32
1986Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-c21117437551252631771197178112410.286.312.476.78820846461.315.190.256.3433.6917.574.763.6925.7136.80
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn10c211762101820360121200100.290.308.468.77629565.313.178.194.3383.0818.466.004.6220.6727.78
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9c22146546641643321879211216112514212.300.324.467.79125553572.348.167.212.3402.8019.587.003.1530.3332.32
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9c231394924912222210461572482155218.248.282.362.64417834527.277.114.179.2874.5515.563.421.9049.2027.87
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9c24129462501091631662116268913269.236.277.387.66417935494.259.151.219.2955.2618.023.423.2428.8832.11
1990Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-c25620562018003100100.300.375.550.92511324.263.250.400.39912.504.170.334.1720.0050.00
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9c25100344429385115355275531724.270.323.419.74214424382.288.149.227.3297.0714.402.042.8831.2725.81
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn09,9c2615258060155223178781023114407521.267.296.403.69923442614.303.136.172.3093.7518.574.962.7734.1227.10
1992Las Vegas StarsPCLAAAsdn-c27413340012001100010.308.357.538.8957114.273.230.308.3787.147.141.007.1413.0025.00
1992San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn09c2710638637972101042252152004114.251.287.383.67014831411.265.132.179.3025.1112.652.482.4338.6031.96
1993Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo9c28139469491081961350107378850429.230.291.380.67117838515.255.150.235.2987.1817.092.382.5236.0835.19
1994Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo09c2910133735921421141122557124111.273.322.424.74614327369.297.151.223.3256.7815.452.282.9830.6429.35
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin18c30812664076200114422244840217.286.351.485.83612931296.311.199.289.3648.1116.222.003.7224.1840.79
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi18c31136481711272123085204910410278.264.332.503.83524253533.278.239.345.3549.1919.512.125.6316.0341.73
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor18c329734131831001342101780215110.243.279.387.66613223366.277.144.196.2904.6421.864.713.5526.2327.71
1998Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-c331137461015303900001.162.225.270.49510240.185.108.270.2257.5022.503.002.5037.0033.33
1998Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-c33522052002001300001.227.261.318.5797223.263.091.136.2574.3513.043.000.000.0040.00
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         165941130173041200002.186.238.288.52617463.217.102.220.2376.3519.053.001.5959.0036.36
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor18c331529395004001600001.310.333.483.81614530.391.173.207.3533.3320.006.000.000.0055.56
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9c341093502887183736113271202613.249.313.377.69013228386.292.128.220.3018.2918.392.221.8150.0032.18
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin6c3589252226611184522194510587.262.310.409.71910320277.284.147.222.3016.8616.252.372.8931.5030.30
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33c3613347739125254645542378276019.262.295.369.66417635515.298.107.157.2894.4715.153.391.1779.5028.00
2002San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33c37126478561332451674422773237819.278.315.450.76521545517.295.172.232.3245.2214.122.703.0929.8833.83
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn33c38108401531122121156012969202013.279.329.424.75317034434.313.145.214.3296.6815.902.382.5336.4530.36
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30,33c394917515481006231283223109.274.312.434.7467616189.304.160.200.3224.2316.934.003.1729.1733.33
2005St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-c4039131001001000002.333.400.444.8444110.333.111.222.37310.000.000.000.000.0033.33
2005Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-c40933581004004810101.242.333.273.6069139.308.031.152.28310.2620.512.000.000.0012.50
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12426112005005810103.262.347.310.65713249.314.048.167.30110.2016.331.600.000.0018.18
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34c40623161100000300001.261.261.391.6529223.300.130.130.2780.0013.040.000.000.0033.33
MLB Totals - 20 Season(s)Filter197869517551830323412179209169430127038267052205.263.307.415.72228865817515.291.152.217.0005.7216.902.952.8932.0331.75
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter492178822649094184628442189331615191785.274.313.424.7377581581932.308.150.215.0004.8116.363.402.3838.8732.24
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter141525681483131987197269422622.282.315.461.77624253561.309.179.251.0004.6316.763.623.3927.6335.81
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter10137255111166552122165928310.298.328.414.74215427401.341.116.185.0003.9914.713.691.2574.4024.32
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2508911032314792214511951163119853.259.305.406.71136278970.293.147.207.0005.2616.803.202.2740.5033.77
San Diego Padres Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter7892872312758124158537562461395161410301878.264.298.406.70411672243065.292.142.196.0004.5416.843.712.7733.7929.55
San Francisco Giants Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter3671356148370701133175977922061015851.273.313.414.7275611141466.301.141.201.0005.3915.012.782.2541.0930.81
Florida Marlins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24080684200338249111962145628320.248.304.398.70232165884.273.150.230.0007.0116.402.342.7133.5832.50
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter170518621423111989444393507914.274.332.448.78023251573.298.174.257.0007.5016.232.163.3227.2635.92
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter136481711272123085204910410278.264.332.503.83524253533.278.239.345.0009.1919.512.125.6316.0341.73
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11237034921501346101886215111.249.284.395.67914628396.286.146.197.0004.5521.724.783.2828.4630.43
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1093502887183736113271202613.249.313.377.69013228386.292.128.220.0008.2918.392.221.8150.0032.18
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4917515481006231283223109.274.312.434.7467616189.304.160.200.0004.2316.934.003.1729.1733.33
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter623161100000300001.261.261.391.6529223.300.130.130.0000.0013.040.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625696215026318757635104326417.263.307.415.72223648615.291.152.217.0005.7216.902.952.8932.0331.75
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625897416131615941463110456632.274.313.424.73725052636.308.150.215.0004.8116.363.402.3838.8732.24

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1983Miami Marlins FSLA+sdn18C102--471692112561540.9635.29-----2612283.676.7
1984Reno Padres CalifA+sdn19C107--69296255813788.9697.36-----2711493.977.0
1985Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn20C89--51578155608593.9756.66------10188.165.4
1985Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn201B2--10--210101.0005.00------1012.01.5
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn21C99--56371217655634.9686.40-----1111784.669.7
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21C17--807529287.9465.12-14382.4317100.010.5
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22C146--817802212919897.9766.14-1045067.522146100.090.1
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23C136--725751211812800.9855.88-574655.3913997.884.5
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24C127--685812010786766.9756.03-463259.01412998.478.4
1990Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25C5--255-130301.0006.00-----1683.33.5
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25C98--53851126601589.9806.01-603165.9610098.060.5
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26C151--8301001414944930.9856.16-935762.0815299.393.2
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26OF1---------------1520.70.6
1992Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn27C3--132--15151.0005.00-----1475.02.1
1992San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27C103--58453126649637.9826.18-734263.5-10697.263.6
1993Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28C136--74064114815804.9875.91-903969.82313997.884.0
1993Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28OF1---------------1390.70.6
1994Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo29C97--5116656582577.9915.95-454052.9610196.084.3
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30C75--4613324496494.9966.59-34-100.068192.652.1
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin301B8--192-221211.0002.63------819.95.6
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31C114--72361105794784.9876.88-642869.6813683.870.4
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi311B14--111619118117.9928.36------13610.38.6
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32C95--62140210663661.9976.96-483160.879797.958.6
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32DH1---------------971.00.6
1998Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor33C5--196-125251.0005.00------1145.53.6
1998Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor33C4--191--20201.0005.00------580.02.8
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33C15--452--47471.0003.13-10-100.0115100.09.3
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34C107--5604368609603.9905.64-422562.71010998.266.0
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn341B1--2---221.0002.00------1090.90.6
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35C84-6084283634467464.9945.520.7619-100.058994.451.9
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36C130-108083063512898893.9946.870.83663565.3813397.780.2
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn361B2-87---771.0003.500.88-----1331.51.2
2002San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37C125-106673953410796792.9956.340.74582569.9712699.277.6
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38C1061069026293453668663.9936.250.74441081.5810898.165.8
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca39C49484162281813247246.9965.020.5928877.8649100.030.2
2005St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn40C2--92--11111.0005.50------366.71.5
2005Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn40C8--513-154541.0006.75------988.95.6
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit40C654843---43431.0007.170.903-100.0-6100.03.7
MLB Totals for C - 20 season(s)-   C19171594120108179601511301192811777.9876.142.8699850266.515719170.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B25-81398111148147.9935.8818.38-----250.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF2---------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 5 season(s)-   C119--67182219774753.9736.33-----131190.00.0
AA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C89--51578155608593.9756.66------890.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B2--10--210101.0005.00------20.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 4 season(s)-   C216--1191173461814101364.9676.31-----532160.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1983Miami Marlins FSLA+sdn18-102---------
1984Reno Padres CalifA+sdn19-107---------
1985Beaumont Golden Gators TexAAsdn20-892--------
1986Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn21-99---------
1986San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn21-17---------
1987San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn22-146---------
1988San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23-136---------
1989San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24-127---------
1990Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn25-5---------
1990San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25-98---------
1991San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26-151-------1-
1992Las Vegas Stars PCLAAAsdn27-3---------
1992San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn27-103---------
1993Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28-136-------1-
1994Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo29-97---------
1995Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30-758--------
1996Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi31-11414--------
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor32-95--------1
1998Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor33-5---------
1998Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor33-4---------
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor33-15---------
1999Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34-1071--------
2000Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin35-84---------
2001San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn36-1302--------
2002San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn37-125---------
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn38-106---------
2004Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca39-49---------
2005St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn40-2---------
2005Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn40-8---------
2005Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit40-6---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB3039230013002300000.333.455.6671.1226111.400.334.55618.1827.271.509.099.0033.33
1995Cincinnati RedsChamp. SeriesMLB30413030000002300000.231.333.231.5643015.300.000.15413.3320.001.500.000.000.00
2002San Francisco GiantsDiv SeriesMLB37521152005001500001.238.273.333.6067222.313.095.1434.5522.735.000.000.0040.00
2002San Francisco GiantsChamp. SeriesMLB37520260026002400001.300.364.600.96412222.286.300.4009.0918.182.009.0910.0033.33
2002San Francisco GiantsWorld SeriesMLB37726260005003400113.231.300.231.5316030.261.000.11510.0013.331.330.000.000.00
2003San Francisco GiantsDiv SeriesMLB38411020000001201000.182.250.182.4322013.222.000.0917.6915.382.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs124131020180041001001.244.311.366.67715346.300.122.2208.7021.742.502.1741.0030.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs933290026004700001.273.351.455.80615237.292.182.30310.8118.921.755.4116.5022.22
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs726260005003400113.231.300.231.5316030.261.000.11510.0013.331.330.000.000.00

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1987National League Rookie of the Year ... NL Silver Slugger Award (C)2
1988National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (C)2
1989National League Gold Glove (Catcher)1
1990National League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (C)2
1991NL Silver Slugger Award (C)1
2002NLCS Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2005-06-16ContractSigned by Mets (minor) 
2005-05-08Released by Pirates 
2005-04-19InjuredDisabled -- viral infection 
2004-12-16TradeTraded by Royals with Cash to Pirates for Leo Nunez. 
2004-07-02InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2004-06-19InjuredDisabled -- broken left hand 
2003-12-11ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
2003-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-07-29InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-07-17InjuredDisabled -- dislocated left pinkie 
2001-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
2001-11-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-03-19ContractSigned by Giants 
2001-03-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
2000-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-02-28ContractSigned by Reds 
2000-02-24ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1999-10-29Free AgentGranted free agency 
1999-10-28Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-10ContractSigned by Cubs 
1998-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1998-10-23Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-09ContractSigned as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
1996-11-18Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-01-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1995-10-31Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-04-17ContractSigned as Free Agent by Reds. 
1994-10-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-12-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Marlins. 
1992-10-26Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1982-09-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Padres. 
* 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
1986San Diego PadresTeam Payroll2160,000-61426-386,34760,00060,000
1987San Diego PadresTeam Payroll2263,500-5112528344,90660,000123,500
1988San Diego PadresTeam Payroll23167,500-4031743392,10762,500291,000
1989San Diego PadresTeam Payroll24345,000-3231860429,80262,500636,000
1990San Diego PadresTeam Payroll25750,000-2101071++515,727100,0001,386,000
1991San Diego PadresTeam Payroll261,650,000-140781++742,231100,0003,036,000
1992San Diego PadresTeam Payroll273,300,000-51294++962,245109,0006,336,000
1993Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll283,400,000-70293++968,431109,0009,736,000
1994Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll293,800,000-47295++957,101109,00013,536,000
1995Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll30650,000-2901968999,520109,00014,186,000
1996Philadelphia PhilliesTeam Payroll311,700,000-181881++957,870109,00015,886,000
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll322,500,000-158983++1,182,177150,00018,386,000
1998Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll334,000,000-91490++1,276,192170,00022,386,000
1999Chicago CubsTeam Payroll341,700,000-2801670++1,454,491200,00024,086,000
2000Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll35650,000-42714531,394,248200,00024,736,000
2001San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll36500,000-48223471,897,758200,00025,236,000
2002San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll372,044,168-3041367++2,011,045200,00027,280,168
2003San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll381,775,000-29517642,163,527300,00029,055,168
2004Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll392,150,000-260672++2,070,100300,00031,205,168
2005Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll402,150,000-2936682,189,055300,00033,355,168
* 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