Kris Benson
Birthdate: 11/7/1974 (41 y, 10 m, 23 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)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
1999Pirates317407704.1 %32.4 %.046.244.154.191.200.180-70.0-10.88.30.0
2000Pirates327903105.1 %36.7 %.031.167.092.157.123.139-330.0-14.39.1-0.2
2002Pirates274403100.0 %25.0 %.025.241.175.175.200.165-100.0-6.14.40.0
2003Pirates183702002.7 %29.7 %.000.000.000.032.000.023-1000.0-9.73.9-0.4
20042 Teams317503502.7 %34.7 %.000.250.138.167.138.142-270.0-12.38.3-0.1
    2004Pirates205002302.0 %34.0 %.000.318.179.200.179.173-70.0-6.95.50.0
    2004Mets112501204.0 %36.0 %.000.100.053.100.053.080-660.0-5.32.8-0.2
2005Mets286104608.2 %36.1 %.020.333.184.273.204.229340.0-5.16.20.3
2006Orioles30911200.0 %33.3 %.333.000.111.111.444.219220.0-0.91.10.0
2008Phillies (A+)2000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2008Phillies (AAA)11400000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Rangers (AA)1000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Rangers (AAA)11000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2009Rangers8000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-1000.00.00.00.0
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)74000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.333.000.24435    
2010Diamondbacks3600000.0 %16.7 %.000.250.200.200.200.179-40.0-0.80.60.0
Total- - -2083851232203.9 %33.0 %.031.212.131.175.162.158-180.0-59.842.0-0.5

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
1999Pirates316574107300773024006100.154
2000Pirates32657964200314029109000.092
2002Pirates27404476100310011004000.175
2003Pirates18303700000201011006100.000
20042 Teams315875880003520260015000.138
    2004Pirates203950770002310170010000.179
    2004Mets1119251100012109005000.053
2005Mets28496198100465022106000.184
2006Orioles30991000112003000000.111
2008Phillies (A+)2000000000000000000.000
2008Phillies (AAA)11440000000002000000.000
2009Rangers (AA)1000000000000000000.000
2009Rangers (AAA)11000000000000000000.000
2009Rangers8000000000000000000.000
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)7240000000100001000.000
2010Diamondbacks3561100000001001000.200
Total- - -208321385423470123221501272047200.131

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
1999Pirates4.1 %32.4 %0.13.154.191.200.391.0462.6.244  0.0-1-10.3.180-7
1999Average9.4 %16.4 %0.57.271.345.434.778.1635.1.302     .341 
2000Pirates5.1 %36.7 %0.14.092.157.123.280.0311.4.167  0.0-4-13.9.139-33
2000Average9.6 %16.5 %0.58.270.345.437.782.1675.0.300     .341 
2002Pirates0.0 %25.0 %0.00.175.175.200.375.0252.2.241  0.0-1-5.8.165-10
2002Average8.7 %16.8 %0.52.261.331.417.748.1554.8.293     .326 
2003Pirates2.7 %29.7 %0.09.000.032.000.032.0002.6.000  0.0-5-9.5.023-100
2003Average8.5 %16.4 %0.52.264.333.422.755.1584.9.294     .328 
20042 Teams2.7 %34.7 %0.08.138.167.138.305.0001.4.250  0.0-3-11.9.142-27
    2004Pirates2.0 %34.0 %0.06.179.200.179.379.0001.1.318  0.00-6.6.173-7
    2004Mets4.0 %36.0 %0.11.053.100.053.153.0002.6.100  0.0-2-5.3.080-66
2004Average8.6 %16.9 %0.51.266.335.428.763.1624.9.297     .330 
2005Mets8.2 %36.1 %0.23.184.273.204.477.0201.3.333  0.02-4.9.22934
2005Average8.2 %16.4 %0.50.264.330.419.749.1544.9.295     .326 
2006Orioles0.0 %33.3 %0.00.111.111.444.556.3330.1.000  0.00-0.9.21922
2006Average8.4 %16.8 %0.50.269.337.432.768.1635.0.301     .332 
2008Phillies (A+)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2008Phillies (AAA)0.0 %50.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.0-1-1.1.000-100
2009Rangers (AA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Rangers (AAA)0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Rangers0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000  0.000.0.000-100
2009Average8.9 %18.0 %0.49.262.333.418.751.1555.0.299     .329 
2010Diamondbacks (AAA)25.0 %0.0 %1.00.000.333.000.333.0000.1.000  0.00-0.4.24435
2010Diamondbacks0.0 %16.7 %0.00.200.200.200.400.0000.1.250  0.00-0.7.179-4
2010Average8.5 %18.5 %0.46.257.325.403.728.1455.0.297     .321 
Total- - -3.9 %33.0 %0.12.131.175.162.337.0312.0.212  0.0-10-57.8.158-18

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2002Pirates2.6715.4 %61.5 %23.1 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %27.3 %36.4 %36.4 %33.3 %57.6 %9.1 %
2003Pirates6.0022.2 %66.7 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %24.0 %44.0 %32.0 %48.0 %48.0 %4.0 %
20042 Teams4.609.7 %74.2 %16.1 %0.0 %0.0 %8.7 %0.0 %25.5 %29.8 %44.7 %25.5 %66.0 %8.5 %
    2004Pirates17.0014.3 %81.0 %4.8 %0.0 %0.0 %5.9 %0.0 %21.9 %34.4 %43.8 %25.0 %65.6 %9.4 %
    2004Mets1.500.0 %60.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %33.3 %20.0 %46.7 %26.7 %66.7 %6.7 %
2005Mets2.1418.5 %55.6 %25.9 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %30.3 %48.5 %21.2 %45.5 %48.5 %6.1 %
2006Orioles1.500.0 %60.0 %40.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %
2009Rangers0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2010Diamondbacks3.000.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %40.0 %40.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
Total- - -3.1314.4 %64.9 %20.7 %13.0 %4.3 %2.8 %2.6 %26.8 %38.3 %34.9 %34.2 %58.4 %7.4 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2002Pirates1664107138105143
2003Pirates122400702785112
20042 Teams23530216058175233
    2004Pirates17130111032115147
    2004Mets6400150266086
2005Mets1575206076161237
2006Orioles320001091928
2009Rangers0000000000
2010Diamondbacks310001031518
Total- - -72231632381211560771

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
1999Pirates-0.51-1.240.72-6.90-0.680.85 0-0.800.19
2000Pirates-1.60-1.940.34-16.81-1.581.07 0-1.33-0.16
2002Pirates-0.71-1.080.37-6.94-0.711.100.162-0.50-0.14
2003Pirates-0.69-0.730.04-8.65-0.870.84 0-0.81-0.01
20042 Teams-0.99-1.420.44-12.11-1.220.94 0-1.03-0.02
    2004Pirates-0.62-0.920.30-7.70-0.780.97 0-0.650.02
    2004Mets-0.37-0.510.14-4.41-0.440.88 0-0.38-0.04
2005Mets-0.22-1.000.78-3.44-0.371.01 0-0.500.29
2006Orioles-0.09-0.230.15-1.37-0.141.31 0-0.05-0.01
2009Rangers       0  
2010Diamondbacks-0.02-0.050.03-0.64-0.060.45 0-0.080.04
Total- - --4.82-7.682.87-56.85-5.630.970.162-5.110.14

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2002Pirates75.2% (89.4)8.3% (82.0) 12.8% (76.7)3.8% (82.8)  7.0%
2003Pirates71.3% (89.9)13.0% (81.6) 5.6% (78.0)9.3% (79.5)0.9% (81.0) 3.6%
20042 Teams78.6% (90.1)9.7% (81.1) 10.7% (75.7)1.0% (00.0)  15.9%
    2004Pirates79.4% (90.9)9.6% (82.5) 9.6% (75.3)1.5% (00.0)  7.5%
    2004Mets76.7% (88.6)10.0% (79.2) 13.3% (76.3)   30.2%
2005Mets67.5% (88.5)11.5% (80.6)3.4% (85.9)10.3% (75.1)7.3% (80.6)  1.3%
2006Orioles60.7% (88.3)3.6% (83.0) 35.7% (71.9)    
2009Rangers        
2010Diamondbacks82.4% (90.6) 17.6% (89.3)    5.6%
Total- - -72.6% (89.4)10.1% (81.2)1.5% (86.8)10.9% (75.4)4.7% (80.8)0.1% (81.0) 7.1%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2009Rangers              
2010Diamondbacks76.5 %11.8 %5.9 %   5.9 %       
Total- - -76.5 %11.8 %5.9 %   5.9 %       

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2009Rangers             
2010Diamondbacks90.289.989.1   88.2      
Total- - -90.289.989.1   88.2      

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2002Pirates-4.4-0.8 -1.21.0  -4.41-7.51 -7.0419.87  
2003Pirates-5.8-0.9 -0.2-1.10.0 -7.55-6.52 -2.76-10.86-3.66 
20042 Teams-8.6-0.9 0.10.1  -5.60-4.97 0.514.01  
    2004Pirates-5.4-0.9 0.30.1  -4.99-6.65 2.604.01  
    2004Mets-3.2-0.1 -0.2   -7.05-1.32 -2.89   
2005Mets-3.20.10.7-2.0-0.4  -2.000.498.52-8.18-2.56  
2006Orioles0.0-0.1 -0.7   0.03-6.84 -7.04   
2009Rangers              
2010Diamondbacks-0.3 -0.4    -2.28 -12.56    
Total- - --22.3-2.60.3-3.9-0.40.0 -4.30-3.642.77-5.03-1.32-3.66 

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2009Rangers             
2010Diamondbacks-0.50.4-0.2   -0.2      
Total- - --0.50.4-0.2   -0.2      

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2009Rangers             
2010Diamondbacks-4.1221.59-18.12   -21.83      
Total- - --4.1221.59-18.12   -21.83      

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2002Pirates11.4 %69.7 %51.8 %0.0 %76.8 %71.6 %69.2 %72.7 %14.7 %
2002Average18.1 %70.0 %46.3 %49.7 %85.5 %79.1 %54.2 %58.3 %9.6 %
2003Pirates28.2 %68.5 %54.5 %27.3 %80.0 %70.5 %65.2 %83.8 %16.1 %
2003Average22.2 %68.8 %46.2 %52.0 %87.8 %79.4 %51.4 %58.6 %9.5 %
20042 Teams35.5 %77.0 %57.9 %57.9 %73.2 %68.9 %54.1 %82.7 %18.0 %
    2004Pirates34.5 %80.9 %62.6 %45.0 %73.6 %67.4 %60.5 %86.0 %20.4 %
    2004Mets36.7 %67.6 %50.0 %72.2 %72.0 %72.1 %43.0 %76.0 %14.0 %
2004Average20.5 %69.0 %45.6 %61.6 %85.1 %80.0 %51.7 %58.4 %9.1 %
2005Mets15.7 %60.1 %43.5 %28.6 %85.4 %77.7 %62.5 %68.9 %9.7 %
2005Average21.5 %67.7 %45.9 %54.7 %88.2 %80.8 %52.7 %59.1 %8.8 %
2006Orioles18.2 %64.7 %46.4 %0.0 %72.7 %61.5 %60.7 %66.7 %17.9 %
2006Average23.1 %66.6 %45.7 %57.5 %88.5 %81.0 %52.0 %58.8 %8.6 %
2009Rangers         
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %44.8 %62.5 %87.8 %80.5 %48.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Diamondbacks25.0 %80.0 %55.6 %100.0 %62.5 %70.0 %55.6 %100.0 %16.7 %
2010Average28.7 %64.4 %44.9 %66.8 %88.1 %80.7 %45.4 %58.8 %8.6 %
Total- - -24.2 %68.5 %51.4 %43.1 %78.1 %71.7 %61.4 %77.2 %14.5 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2009Rangers        
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Diamondbacks28.6 %70.0 %52.9 %0.0 %85.7 %66.7 %58.8 %18.6
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
Total- - -28.6 %70.0 %52.9 %0.0 %85.7 %66.7 %58.8 %18.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
1999PiratesP3131196.215272  6        .955 
2000PiratesP3232217.28282  0        .947 
2002PiratesP2525130.112102022101 5   .917 
2003PiratesP1818105.06101011200 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- - -P2062001243.283156101515901 49   .960 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2002PiratesP130.10  000              
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              

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
1999Pirates-10.80.00.08.3-10.88.30.12.40.00.0  
2000Pirates-14.30.00.09.1-14.39.10.12.6-2.6-0.2  
2002Pirates-6.10.00.04.4-6.14.40.11.3-0.20.0($0.1)$3
2003Pirates-9.70.0 3.9-9.73.90.11.1-4.5-0.4($1.9)$4
20042 Teams-12.20.0 8.3-12.38.30.22.3-1.4-0.1($0.6)$6
    2004Pirates-6.90.0 5.5-6.95.50.11.60.30.0$0.1$6
    2004Mets-5.30.0 2.8-5.32.80.10.8-1.7-0.2($0.7)$6
2005Mets-5.10.0 6.2-5.16.20.11.93.10.3$1.5$5
2006Orioles-0.90.0 1.1-0.91.10.00.30.50.0$0.2$8
2009Rangers0.00.0 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2010Diamondbacks-0.80.0 0.6-0.80.60.00.20.00.0$0.0 
Total- - --59.80.00.042.0-59.842.00.712.1-5.1-0.5  

  • $0.6m / 1 Years (2010) (Edit)
    • signed by Arizona Diamondbacks on 3/15/2010 (Minor League)
    • 2010: $0.6M
    • Incentives: $25,000 for 5 games started $25,000 for 10 games started $25,000 for 15 games started $25,000 for 20 games started
    • Agent / Agency: Gregg Clifton
    • Originally Reported By: Ken Rosenthal
    • Source: archive.azcentral.com, Hat Tip: sbnation.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 1996 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 1, Overall: 1
    • Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
    • School: Clemson University