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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Benjamin Scott Shaffar
Stat Years
1998-2006
Height/Weight
6-3 / 195
Bats/Throws
Both / Right
Positions
P (141)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1977-09-28 in Paducah, Kentucky   [42.310]
High School
Meade County (Brandenburg,KY)
Colleges
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky), Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Draft
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #6 (#200 overall) of the 1999 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Mark Adair
MLB Debut
Service Time
Organizations
PIT [4] CHN [3] CIN [1] PHI [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 6998
Relations
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1998KentuckySECNCAA-1------20------116.0025200023148.0635632630375181.9411.811.135.636.9410.501.23.500
    1999KentuckySECNCAA-1------21---DR:6-200555.9316141002182.07358541252102271111.528.011.325.7111.206.371.96.500
    1999Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-chn-211---455.7914130001065.1795442527766591.6210.880.693.7210.477.442.81.444
    1999Minor Totals: CHNbyYearA-----211---455.8114130001065.3795442527766591.6310.920.693.7310.517.472.81.444
    2000Lansing LugnutsMidwAchn21222---694.94191810010102.0127705673072110101.5411.210.622.656.356.182.40.400
    2000Minor Totals: CHNbyYearA----221---694.94191810010102.0127705673072110101.5411.210.622.656.356.182.40.400
    2001Daytona CubsFSLA+chn31233---643.12191922000106.28342373451184161.207.000.253.809.963.542.62.600
    2001Mudville NineCalifA+cin-233---323.52660000030.2291512312243031.348.510.883.527.044.402.00.600
    2001Minor Totals: CHN-CINbyYearA+----232---963.22252522000137.311257496571427191.237.350.393.749.323.742.49.600
    2002Altoona CurveEastAApit31244---873.15181810000111.11104639640978141.358.890.493.237.843.722.43.533
    2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-244---103.6011000005.07421340002.0012.601.805.407.207.201.331.000
    2002Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA/AA----242---973.18191910000116.311750417431018141.389.070.543.337.833.882.35.563
    2003Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRkpit-255---103.27500005011.0125401121011.189.820.000.829.824.0912.001.000
    2003Altoona CurveEastAApit31255---134.4813110012064.1683832320504031.379.510.422.806.995.322.50.250
    2003Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-255---002.31410013011.2114316120001.468.490.774.639.263.092.00.000
    2003Minor Totals: PITbyYearAAA/Rk/AA----253---234.03221200210087.0914739427745041.369.410.412.797.664.862.74.400
    2004Altoona CurveEastAApit-266---017.40820006020.2282017410231011.8412.191.744.3510.028.712.30.000
    2004Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA----261---017.57820006020.7282017410231011.8812.481.784.4610.258.912.30.000
    2005Altoona CurveEastAApit34277---233.44440002444973.1733328626695121.358.960.743.198.474.052.65.400
    2005Minor Totals: PITbyYearAA----271---233.45440002444973.3733328626695121.358.990.743.208.504.062.65.400
    2006Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red BaronsILAAAphi-288---0010.1330000305.16660422001.8810.130.006.753.3810.130.50.000
    2006Minor Totals: PHIbyYearAAA----281---0010.5930000305.36660422001.9610.590.007.063.5310.590.50.000
    Minor League Totals32344.12154894226659607.363333727839224559458391.419.380.583.328.295.002.50.485
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals665.954116100252130.0136114861882139322191.689.421.255.689.627.891.70.500
    Minor: Rk Totals103.27500005011.0125401121011.189.820.000.829.824.0912.001.000
    Minor: A- Totals455.8114130001065.3795442527766591.6310.920.693.7310.517.472.81.444
    Minor: A Totals694.94191810010102.0127705673072110101.5411.210.622.656.356.182.40.400
    Minor: A+ Totals963.22252522000137.311257496571427191.237.350.393.749.323.742.49.600
    Minor: AA Totals11143.8883311025529269.72791371161996239182101.399.330.643.217.994.582.49.440
    Minor: AAA Totals104.50820016022.0241411213182001.689.820.825.327.365.731.381.000
    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 NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2002Altoona CurveEastAApit3124p1189000000000703000.000.000.000.0001200.000.000.0000.0058.330.000.00.000.0
    2003Altoona CurveEastAApit3125p2137120001001202000.286.375.286.6611020.143.000.40010.0020.002.000.00.000.0
    2003Nashville SoundsPCLAAApit-25p242000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2004Altoona CurveEastAApit-26p381000000000001000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2005Altoona CurveEastAApit3427p4225000000000002000.000.000.000.000700.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals65241200010011108000.083.120.083.2033320.042.000.1543.0333.3311.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals6122120001001908000.091.130.091.2213120.045.000.1543.2329.039.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals42000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    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 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
    1999Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-21P1400.06310109.9000.600.0018.4100.09
    2000Lansing LugnutsMidwA22P1900.0917212826.9291.400.0013.8100.09
    2001Daytona CubsFSLA+23P1900.057201412.8570.600.0014.0100.010
    2001Mudville NineCalifA+23P600.0231065.8330.800.004.3100.019
    2002Altoona CurveEastAA24P1800.0322422925.8621.400.0012.8100.011
    2002Nashville SoundsPCLAAA24P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.021
    2003Gulf Coast Pirates GCLRk25P500.01000111.0000.200.008.9100.013
    2003Nashville SoundsPCLAAA25P400.0000000.0000.000.002.8100.016
    2004Altoona CurveEastAA26P800.01301441.0000.500.005.7100.017
    2005Altoona CurveEastAA27P4400.069211715.8820.300.0031.0100.03
    2006Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red BaronsILAAA28P300.0000000.0000.000.002.1100.021
    AAA Totals - (P)800000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)70001034645044.8800.600.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)2500710302017.8500.700.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)1900917212826.9291.400.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (P)14006310109.9000.600.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)5001000111.0000.200.000.00.00
    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
    1999Minor14----------
    2000Minor19----------
    2001Minor25----------
    2002Minor19----------
    2003Minor9----------
    2004Minor8----------
    2005Minor44----------
    2006Minor3----------
    Totals141----------