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Butch BentonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1977-1991 MLB Years: 1978-1985
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1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsC-559, OF-50, 1B-20, 3B-7, 2B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlfred Lee Benton
Height6-1Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 24,1957 [60.275]PlaceTampa,Florida
High SchoolGodby (Tallahassee,FL)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$30,000
MLB DebutSeptember 14,1978 [21.021]
OrganizationsNYN [4] CHN [2] DET [2] CLE [1] MON [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID8726Retrosheet IDbentb001MLBAM ID110880
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed44Power53Contact58XBH58RBIs51Runs44Hitting51Durability45Team.475Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977Lynchburg MetsCaroA+nyn-1959233408018434643192760300.343.402.494.89611525261.374.151.236.3967.2810.341.421.1577.6731.25
1977Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-1960181185213031811172180100.287.372.409.7817416207.310.122.215.3548.2110.141.241.4560.3330.77
1977Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-1911000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1977Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         12041558132314664543649140400.318.388.455.84318941469.346.137.227.3767.6810.451.361.2869.1731.06
1978Jackson MetsTexAAnyn-c201063604999312644146446122600.275.352.422.77415239414.311.147.292.35010.6314.731.391.4560.0039.39
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn15c2044120002000010000.500.600.5001.100205.500.000.000.5130.000.000.000.000.000.00
1979Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-c2194313396291325131185453100.198.252.262.5148213340.230.064.160.2395.2915.883.000.88104.3320.97
1980Tidewater TidesILAAAnyn-c226724036631525343663658300.263.291.404.6959722262.287.141.154.3102.2913.746.001.9148.0034.92
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn19c221221010000002410001.048.167.048.2151024.059.000.095.1288.3316.672.000.000.000.00
1981Iowa OaksAmerAAAchn-c237020325418162021153521120.202.262.340.6026915222.215.138.217.2746.7615.772.332.7033.8336.59
1982Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-c24852913696174115763114528210.330.356.529.88515432314.359.199.247.3883.5014.334.093.5026.4533.33
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn9c2447010001000100000.143.143.143.286107.167.000.000.1290.0014.290.000.000.000.00
1983Wichita AerosAmerAAAmon-c251254606613729295156124140000.298.321.428.74919740476.312.130.154.3342.528.613.421.8951.1129.20
1984Evansville TripletsAmerAAAdet-c26109350389820064110984524030.280.300.389.68913626364.308.109.134.3062.2012.365.631.6558.3326.53
1985Maine GuidesILAAAcle-c274818716531012302171531220.283.317.380.6977113200.297.097.139.3073.507.502.141.0093.5024.53
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle9c2731675124007003901221.179.208.239.44716473.200.060.104.1864.1112.333.000.000.0033.33
1991Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-c33930140000000910000.133.161.133.2944031.190.000.000.1410.0029.030.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5199616400100051421222.162.213.202.415204109.184.040.091.0004.5912.842.800.000.0025.00
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter83328493647851701754366603715739040271980.276.320.404.72411512413092.302.128.192.0005.0812.612.481.7552.7630.70
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter608207525755410811422584127772812425980.267.300.390.6908101612210.291.123.167.0003.4812.713.651.9049.4029.06
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter166541671514429621576182102700.279.359.418.77722655621.311.139.266.0009.8213.201.341.4560.1136.42
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter59233408018434643192760300.343.402.494.89611525261.374.151.236.0007.2810.341.421.1577.6731.25
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter31675124007003901221.179.208.239.44716473.200.060.104.0004.1112.333.000.000.0033.33
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1625130002002420001.120.241.120.3613029.143.000.080.0006.9013.792.000.000.000.00
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter47010001000100000.143.143.143.286107.167.000.000.0000.0014.290.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162314195113003200164463666.162.213.202.4156413346.184.040.091.0004.5912.842.800.000.0025.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162554711533331171127317685420.276.320.404.72422447601.302.128.192.0005.0812.612.481.7552.7630.70

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Jackson Mets TexAAnyn20C97--672911913782763.9767.87-----1910691.572.4
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn20C1--4---441.0004.00------425.00.6
1979Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn21C82--4063898453444.9805.41-----159487.258.6
1980Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22C39--2202354248243.9806.23------6758.228.1
1980Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22OF8--61--771.0000.88------6711.95.8
1980Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn221B5--332243735.9467.00------677.53.6
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn22C8--2722-3129.9353.63-5183.311266.74.9
1981Iowa Oaks AmerAAAchn23C64--35340143407393.9666.14-----87091.447.4
1982Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24C68--35438142406392.9665.76-----108580.050.4
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24C4--201--21211.0005.25-2-100.0-4100.02.5
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon25C60--3333962378372.9846.20-----212548.044.1
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon25OF29--282--30301.0001.03------12523.221.3
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon251B8--433224846.9585.75------1256.45.9
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet26C73--32349177389372.9565.10-----510967.047.4
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet26OF13--1023-1512.8000.92------10911.98.4
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet263B7--14-1551.0000.71------1096.44.5
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet261B7--464125150.9807.14------1096.44.5
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet262B1---1--111.0001.00------1090.90.6
1985Maine Guides ILAAAcle27C28--116205-141136.9654.86------4858.320.1
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27C26--7513419288.9573.38-11664.753183.916.0
1991Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33C9--52113-6663.9557.00-----19100.06.3
MLB Totals for C - 4 season(s)-   C39--1261661148142.9593.64-18772.06390.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 8 season(s)-   C423--2157258732624882415.9715.71-----414230.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF50--4453-5249.9420.98------500.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B20--122958136131.9636.55------200.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B7--14-1551.0000.71------70.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
AA Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C97--672911913782763.9767.87-----19970.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Jackson Mets TexAAnyn20-97---------
1978New York MetsNLMLBnyn20-1---------
1979Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn21-82---------
1980Tidewater Tides ILAAAnyn22-395------8-
1980New York MetsNLMLBnyn22-8---------
1981Iowa Oaks AmerAAAchn23-64---------
1982Iowa Cubs AmerAAAchn24-68---------
1982Chicago CubsNLMLBchn24-4---------
1983Wichita Aeros AmerAAAmon25-608------29-
1984Evansville Triplets AmerAAAdet26-7371-7---13-
1985Maine Guides ILAAAcle27-28---------
1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27-26---------
1991Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33-9---------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1986-02-10Released by Indians. 
1985-01-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1984-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1984-04-25ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1984-04-20Released by Phillies. 
1984-01-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Phillies. 
1983-10-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1983-02-07TradeTraded by Cubs to Expos for Jerry Manuel. 
1981-04-06Sent to Cubs by Mets for future considerations. 
* 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

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1975New York Mets-1730,000-------30,000Signing Bonus out of 1975 Draft (1st round - 6th overall)
1985Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll2760,000-51623-370,78060,00090,000
* 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