Alan Paul Benes
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 215 lb.
- School Creighton University
- Debut September 19, 1995
- Final Game May 28, 2003
- Born January 21, 1972 in Evansville, IN USA
The brother of Andy Benes and minor leaguer Adam Benes, pitcher Alan Benes made his big league debut as a September call-up for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995. In his rookie year of 1996, he won 13 games as a member of the Cards rotation. He won 9 games and posted a 2.89 ERA the next year, 1997, but a shoulder injury ended his season early. He returned to the majors in 1999 but was not the same pitcher. After his big league career ended, he pitched three more seasons in the Cardinals organization.
After retiring as a player, Benes joined the Cardinals front office in 2007. In 2011 he was a pro scout for the Cards, a position he has held since at least 2008.