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+ Played in Major Leagues 1999-2010


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Biography Data
Positions: P-296
Proper Name: Kristin James Benson
Born: November 7, 1974 (42.031)
Place Kennesaw, Georgia
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 188 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Sprayberry (Marietta,GA)
College: Clemson University
Drafted: 1996 -- 1st round (1st overall) by Pittsburgh Pirates (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:April 9,1999 (24.153)
Service Time:9.000 (2009)
TBC Player ID:1006
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2010-03-15 - Arizona Diamondbacks - More
Prospect Ranks:[1999]MLB #59 PIT #3 [1998]MLB #7 [1997]MLB #8 PIT #1
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.65m) by Arizona Diamondbacks. Minor league contract
Organizations:PIT, NYN, BAL, PHI, TEX, ARI
Signed by:George Swain
Relationship(s):Married to Anna Benson, Model

Pitch Repertoire 2-Seam Fastball (36.07%) -- Slider (28.28%) -- Fastball (18.44%) -- Changeup (9.02%) -- Curveball (8.20%)
Fastball Velocity: [2010] - 88.77


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2010MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2010-03-15Arizona DiamondbacksArizona DiamondbacksMLB---
    2009
    2009-02-21Texas RangersTexas RangersMLB---
    2004
    2004-11-21New York MetsNew York MetsMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Diamondbacks
    Signed by Rangers to minor league contract
    Released by Phillies
    Signed by Phillies to minor league contract
    Option declined by Orioles for 2008
    Traded by Mets to Orioles for Jorge Julio and John Maine
    Signed as Free Agent by Mets.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Pirates with Jeff Keppinger to Mets for Matt Peterson, Ty Wigginton and Jose Bautista.
    On disabled list
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in 1st round (1st overall) of 1996 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2010Arizona Diamondbacks$ 400,000757310$ 400,000$ 2,812,4122010-03-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.65m) Minor league contract
    2009Texas Rangers$ 750,0004481444$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-02-21 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.75m) Minor League Contract
    2006Baltimore Orioles$ 8,333,33383390$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005New York Mets$ 5,333,3331351086$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2004New York Mets$ 6,150,000106689$ 300,000$ 2,070,1002004-11-21 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2005-2007 ($22.5m)
    2004Pittsburgh Pirates$ 6,150,000106289$ 300,000$ 2,070,1002004-11-21 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2005-2007 ($22.5m)
    2003Pittsburgh Pirates$ 4,300,000158481$ 300,000$ 2,163,527
    2002Pittsburgh Pirates$ 2,700,000249473$ 200,000$ 2,011,045
    2000Pittsburgh Pirates$ 300,0005502139$ 200,000$ 1,394,248
    1999Pittsburgh Pirates$ 200,000807360$ 200,000$ 1,454,491

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