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Kris Benson
Birthdate: 11/7/1974 (39 y, 11 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/205     Position: P
Drafted: 1996 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Contract: Add New Contract
RotoWire News: Benson (shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day DL, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. (4/29/2010)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
1999Pirates111403131196.26.363.800.73.28267.0 %  4.074.14 3.5
2000Pirates101203232217.27.613.560.99.28873.8 %  3.854.20 3.8
2002Pirates9602525130.15.463.451.24.31571.8 %39.9 %11.5 %4.704.774.640.8
2003Pirates5901818105.05.833.091.20.31767.2 %32.0 %9.7 %4.974.534.791.1
20042 Teams121203131200.16.022.740.67.29566.3 %42.2 %6.2 %4.313.754.483.8
    2004Pirates8802020132.15.642.990.48.30766.6 %43.0 %4.5 %4.223.624.582.8
    2004Mets440111168.06.752.251.06.27165.5 %40.7 %9.2 %4.504.004.291.1
2005Mets10802828174.14.902.531.24.26072.5 %44.0 %11.4 %4.134.634.511.0
2006Orioles111203030183.04.332.851.62.27973.0 %41.3 %13.9 %4.825.595.080.6
2008Phillies (A+)020226.28.104.054.05.31879.6 %  8.108.60  
2008Phillies (AAA)140111160.14.922.091.04.36160.3 %  5.524.53  
2009Rangers (AA)010115.07.201.801.80.28671.4 %  5.405.47  
2009Rangers (AAA)450111068.26.423.010.66.32760.4 %  5.244.09  
2009Rangers1108222.14.434.842.42.32963.1 %27.3 %13.0 %8.467.626.83-0.3
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)1207722.15.644.432.01.35452.5 %  8.876.99  
2010Diamondbacks1103314.05.143.861.29.32072.1 %35.3 %8.3 %5.145.295.530.0
Total- - -707502062001243.25.833.191.10.29070.1 %40.1 %10.6 %4.424.544.7714.4


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
1999Pirates11144.073131200  196.28401841058916835621139
2000Pirates10123.853232210  217.293620610493248651050184
2002Pirates964.70252500000130.157615276681850833179
2003Pirates594.97181800000105.047512767581436417068
20042 Teams12124.31313111000200.185420210696156181050134
    2004Pirates884.22202000000132.15641376962744562083
    2004Mets444.5011111100068.0290653734817343051
2005Mets1084.13282800000174.173717186802449544095
2006Orioles11124.82303030000183.0781199105983358276088
2008Phillies (A+)028.1022000  6.23410663300006
2008Phillies (AAA)145.521111000  60.1272854637714022033
2009Rangers (AA)015.4011000  5.0215331101004
2009Rangers (AAA)455.241110100  68.2302784540523023049
2009Rangers118.46820000022.1114332321612030011
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)128.8777000  22.1114342622511020114
2010Diamondbacks115.14330000014.06718982601108
Total- - -70754.42206200820001243.2538012926816111524413745332806

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
1999Pirates6.363.801.670.7316.5 %9.9 %6.7 %.2451.36.28267.0 %89894.14
1999Average6.483.731.741.1516.4 %9.4 %7.0 %.2661.46.29870.3 %  4.77
2000Pirates7.613.562.140.9919.7 %9.2 %10.5 %.2451.34.28873.8 %82884.20
2000Average6.533.801.721.1816.5 %9.6 %6.9 %.2651.47.29670.2 %  4.84
2002Pirates5.463.451.581.2413.7 %8.7 %5.0 %.2911.55.31571.8 %1141144.77
2002Average6.533.381.931.0516.8 %8.7 %8.1 %.2571.38.28971.7 %  4.52
2003Pirates5.833.091.891.2014.3 %7.6 %6.7 %.2901.55.31767.2 %1161044.53
2003Average6.403.301.941.0816.4 %8.5 %7.9 %.2601.38.29171.2 %  4.57
20042 Teams6.022.742.200.6715.7 %7.1 %8.6 %.2581.31.29566.3 %101853.75
    2004Pirates5.642.991.890.4814.7 %7.8 %6.9 %.2671.37.30766.6 %97813.62
    2004Mets6.752.253.001.0617.6 %5.9 %11.7 %.2421.21.27165.5 %107934.00
2004Average6.603.361.961.1316.9 %8.6 %8.3 %.2611.40.29371.4 %  4.62
2005Mets4.902.531.941.2412.9 %6.7 %6.2 %.2501.26.26072.5 %1001114.63
2005Average6.383.172.021.0416.5 %8.2 %8.3 %.2601.37.29271.6 %  4.47
2006Orioles4.332.851.521.6211.3 %7.4 %3.8 %.2781.40.27973.0 %1051235.59
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2008Phillies (A+)8.104.052.004.0517.7 %8.8 %8.8 %.3231.95.31879.6 %  8.60
2008Phillies (AAA)4.922.092.361.0412.1 %5.2 %7.0 %.3321.64.36160.3 %  4.53
2009Rangers (AA)7.201.804.001.8019.1 %4.8 %14.3 %.2631.20.28671.4 %  5.47
2009Rangers (AAA)6.423.012.130.6616.2 %7.6 %8.6 %.2821.47.32760.4 %  4.09
2009Rangers4.434.840.922.429.7 %10.5 %-0.9 %.3332.01.32963.1 %1801637.62
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)5.644.431.272.0112.3 %9.7 %2.6 %.3372.01.35452.5 %  6.99
2010Diamondbacks5.143.861.331.2911.9 %9.0 %3.0 %.3001.71.32072.1 %1211255.29
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
Total- - -5.833.191.831.1015.0 %8.2 %6.8 %.2641.39.29070.1 %1001024.54

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2002Pirates1.1024.0 %39.9 %36.2 %13.4 %11.5 %4.6 %10.0 %4.771114.64
2003Pirates0.8128.7 %32.0 %39.3 %11.8 %9.7 %6.0 %0.0 %4.801114.79
20042 Teams1.1219.9 %42.2 %37.8 %13.7 %6.2 %5.6 %0.0 %4.521024.48
    2004Pirates1.1820.4 %43.0 %36.6 %13.6 %4.5 %6.6 %0.0 %4.701044.58
    2004Mets1.0119.0 %40.7 %40.3 %13.8 %9.2 %3.4 %0.0 %4.17974.29
2005Mets1.2019.4 %44.0 %36.6 %10.0 %11.4 %7.5 %16.7 %4.641064.51
2006Orioles1.0519.3 %41.3 %39.3 %7.6 %13.9 %7.2 %47.8 %5.251125.08
2009Rangers0.5220.5 %27.3 %52.3 %6.5 %13.0 %8.3 %0.0 %5.991546.83
2010Diamondbacks0.7517.6 %35.3 %47.1 %8.3 %8.3 %0.0 %0.0 %5.251385.53
Total- - -1.0421.5 %40.1 %38.5 %10.8 %10.6 %6.2 %22.6 %4.831094.77

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2002Pirates1731571042181017277113152086
2003Pirates117144105177404966410731737
20042 Teams2692411273315120108115020093159
    2004Pirates1811548621121007576813182086
    2004Mets88874112320333826911073
2005Mets2542111122119122108100817312739
2006Orioles25023811718182311106110717422849
2009Rangers244618320016162256418
2010Diamondbacks1824920101291155246
Total- - -110510615921156962144714953828113234

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
1999Pirates0.83-14.8115.643.450.341.030.940.870.86290.590.2100
2000Pirates0.94-17.5818.5120.721.821.080.970.881.23301.06-0.1900
2002Pirates-0.27-9.889.61-13.79-1.370.960.910.870.9625-1.070.7900
2003Pirates-0.47-7.927.45-12.71-1.190.890.780.880.7318-1.400.8800
20042 Teams0.59-14.7415.33-3.51-0.331.030.920.881.14300.91-0.3400
    2004Pirates-0.01-10.3810.37-0.650.001.060.940.881.30200.48-0.4900
    2004Mets0.61-4.354.96-2.86-0.330.970.860.870.83100.430.1900
2005Mets-1.09-13.8012.70-1.61-0.181.010.930.881.3128-0.72-0.3600
2006Orioles0.46-13.4313.88-4.52-0.430.970.900.880.9727-0.450.9200
2009Rangers-0.43-0.970.54-11.66-1.120.400.350.320.016-0.73-0.3600
2010Diamondbacks-0.16-1.090.94-0.96-0.070.860.730.751.423-0.340.1600
Total- - -0.39-94.2194.60-24.58-2.540.990.900.851.02196-2.162.5500

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2002Pirates65.5% (92.5)12.2% (85.5) 12.8% (79.4)9.6% (83.8)  11.8%
2003Pirates61.3% (91.4)18.3% (85.2) 10.8% (77.8)9.6% (83.8)  6.3%
20042 Teams61.8% (91.4)20.3% (85.5)0.7% (88.3)5.8% (78.8)11.4% (83.4)  13.2%
    2004Pirates63.3% (91.9)19.0% (85.7)0.2% (87.8)7.6% (78.5)9.8% (83.9)  9.5%
    2004Mets58.6% (90.6)23.0% (85.3)1.9% (88.4)1.8% (81.2)14.8% (82.6)  20.3%
2005Mets56.8% (90.2)24.8% (83.7)2.4% (87.0)1.0% (80.1)14.9% (82.9)  0.5%
2006Orioles55.5% (90.2)25.2% (83.3)5.8% (86.9)0.1% (81.0)13.5% (82.9)  2.1%
2009Rangers46.6% (88.7)19.1% (82.3)18.6% (84.9)5.6% (75.3)10.1% (81.0)  1.0%
2010Diamondbacks54.9% (88.7)26.0% (81.4) 8.1% (73.4)11.0% (81.3)   
Total- - -59.1% (91.0)21.0% (84.2)2.6% (86.5)5.2% (78.5)12.1% (83.1)  6.4%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2009Rangers43.6 %2.4 %1.0 %   25.8 %   27.3 %   
2010Diamondbacks47.5 %5.3 %0.4 %   23.4 %   23.4 %   
Total- - -45.0 %3.5 %0.8 %   24.9 %   25.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2009Rangers88.689.186.4   83.0   81.3  
2010Diamondbacks88.789.089.2   80.6   79.3  
Total- - -88.689.086.9   82.2   80.7  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2002Pirates-10.92.5 -2.70.2  -0.901.12 -1.160.10  
2003Pirates-13.16.0 -3.0-1.3  -1.322.03 -1.69-0.81  
20042 Teams15.52.40.5-2.3-2.2  0.910.422.40-1.43-0.70  
    2004Pirates9.72.1-0.4-2.50.9  0.810.60-11.08-1.760.50  
    2004Mets5.80.20.90.3-3.1  1.160.105.771.72-2.45  
2005Mets1.56.6-1.11.50.3  0.100.98-1.675.480.07  
2006Orioles-17.13.0-1.20.42.6  -1.110.42-0.7117.870.71  
2009Rangers-7.5-1.80.7-2.0-0.4  -3.90-2.310.94-8.75-0.92  
2010Diamondbacks0.0-0.4 -1.5-1.2  -0.02-0.57 -7.47-4.50  
Total- - --31.618.3-1.0-9.6-2.0  -0.430.71-0.32-1.49-0.13  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2009Rangers-6.8-0.9-0.5   0.8   -2.7  
2010Diamondbacks-0.50.80.0   -2.2   -1.1  
Total- - --7.3-0.1-0.4   -1.4   -3.8  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2009Rangers-3.79-8.72-11.79   0.77   -2.41  
2010Diamondbacks-0.426.074.06   -3.87   -1.86  
Total- - --2.46-0.36-8.62   -0.85   -2.22  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2002Pirates17.8 %73.1 %48.2 %50.9 %86.6 %80.7 %55.0 %59.9 %9.1 %
2002Average18.1 %70.1 %46.5 %47.5 %85.5 %78.8 %54.6 %58.3 %9.8 %
2003Pirates21.8 %77.8 %49.9 %54.0 %86.1 %79.1 %50.2 %55.2 %10.4 %
2003Average22.2 %68.8 %46.2 %51.9 %87.8 %79.4 %51.4 %58.6 %9.5 %
20042 Teams16.8 %74.1 %49.0 %49.5 %84.6 %79.3 %56.2 %61.2 %9.8 %
    2004Pirates15.2 %73.4 %48.1 %48.4 %84.5 %79.5 %56.5 %61.5 %9.6 %
    2004Mets20.2 %75.8 %51.2 %51.3 %84.7 %78.9 %55.8 %60.7 %10.3 %
2004Average16.6 %69.6 %45.8 %53.7 %85.2 %80.1 %55.1 %58.4 %9.0 %
2005Mets20.0 %68.1 %46.0 %56.0 %90.0 %83.2 %54.0 %61.7 %7.7 %
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006Orioles23.9 %68.5 %46.0 %67.0 %91.4 %85.0 %49.6 %56.6 %6.7 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2009Rangers26.8 %71.3 %45.3 %90.5 %95.0 %93.4 %41.5 %60.5 %3.1 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
2010Diamondbacks25.4 %67.9 %44.4 %79.4 %90.5 %87.0 %44.9 %62.7 %5.3 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.5 %
Total- - -20.6 %71.8 %47.5 %59.4 %88.0 %82.1 %52.6 %59.3 %8.4 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2009Rangers29.8 %63.6 %44.0 %90.1 %95.5 %93.4 %42.1 %21.8
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Diamondbacks28.1 %61.2 %43.9 %80.6 %88.7 %86.0 %47.5 %21.9
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
Total- - -29.2 %62.6 %44.0 %86.9 %92.8 %90.6 %44.1 %21.9

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
1999PiratesP3131196.215272  6        .955 
2000PiratesP3232217.28282  0        .947 
2002PiratesP2525130.112102022101 5   .917 
2003PiratesP1818105.06101012200 5   .941 
20042 TeamsP3131200.117251102200 9   .977 
    2004PiratesP2020132.112190002200 6   1.000 
    2004MetsP111168.0561100000 3   .917 
2005MetsP2828174.17290002200 14   1.000 
2006OriolesP3030183.015252022200 12   .952 
2009RangersP8222.1210000000 0   1.000 
2010DiamondbacksP3314.0110000000 4   1.000 
Total- - -P2062001243.283156101516901 49   .960 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2003PiratesP105.00  000              
20042 TeamsP200.11  0-10              
    2004PiratesP132.11  0-3-2              
    2004MetsP68.00  022              
2005MetsP174.1-2  01-1              
2006OriolesP183.00  -11-1              
2009RangersP22.10  0-1-1              
2010DiamondbacksP14.0-1  00-1              
Total- - -P1243.2-2  -10-4              

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
1999Pirates2.90.7-1.3-0.636.53.5  
2000Pirates4.40.30.30.639.23.8  
2002Pirates0.5-0.90.5-0.37.60.8$2.1$2.7
2003Pirates0.0-0.7-0.4-1.111.41.1$3.2$4.3
20042 Teams2.1-0.2-1.6-1.737.13.8$11.9$6.2
    2004Pirates1.6-0.5-0.7-1.226.72.8$8.6$6.2
    2004Mets0.50.4-0.9-0.510.41.1$3.3$6.2
2005Mets2.01.4-0.51.010.31.0$3.5$5.3
2006Orioles2.01.10.41.46.60.6$2.2$8.3
2009Rangers-0.5-0.2-0.1-0.2-3.1-0.3($1.3) 
2010Diamondbacks0.0-0.10.10.00.30.0$0.1 
Total- - -13.41.5-2.5-1.0145.914.4$21.7$34.0

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  • 1996 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1
    • Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
    • School: Clemson University