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Kris Benson

Kristen James Benson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 7, 1974 in Kennesaw, Georgia, US
High School: Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (1st) of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University (Clemson, SC).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1997: Rated #8 Prospect
Pre-1998: Rated #7 Prospect
Pre-1999: Rated #59 Prospect

Major League Stats

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Kris Benson
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Pitching: 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2010 / 2008

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1997 22 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 8 7 .533 3.87 24 24 0 0 0 0 128.0 130 69 55 12 45 1 138 4 1 5 557 1.367 9.1 0.8 3.2 9.7 3.07
1997 22 -0.4 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 5 2 .714 2.58 10 10 0 0 0 0 59.1 49 20 17 1 13 0 72 2 1 3 241 1.045 7.4 0.2 2.0 10.9 5.54
1997 22 -2.0 Carolina SOUL AA PIT 3 5 .375 4.98 14 14 0 0 0 0 68.2 81 49 38 11 32 1 66 2 0 2 316 1.646 10.6 1.4 4.2 8.7 2.06
1998 23 -3.7 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 8 10 .444 5.37 28 28 0 1 1 0 156.0 162 102 93 26 50 5 129 5 0 9 689 1.359 9.3 1.5 2.9 7.4 2.58
2002 27 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT 1 2 .333 1.46 5 5 0 0 0 0 24.2 13 5 4 2 8 0 32 1 0 0 94 0.851 4.7 0.7 2.9 11.7 4.00
2002 27 2.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 0 1.000 1.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 25 0.714 6.4 1.3 0.0 9.0
2002 27 -0.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 0 2 .000 1.53 4 4 0 0 0 0 17.2 8 4 3 1 8 0 25 0 0 0 69 0.906 4.1 0.5 4.1 12.7 3.13
2005 30 7.0 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0
2008 33 6.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI 1 6 .143 5.78 13 13 0 0 0 0 67.0 95 52 43 10 17 0 39 2 0 2 306 1.672 12.8 1.3 2.3 5.2 2.29
2008 33 9.9 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 0 2 .000 8.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.2 10 6 6 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 34 1.950 13.5 4.0 4.0 8.1 2.00
2008 33 5.8 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 1 4 .200 5.52 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 85 46 37 7 14 0 33 2 0 2 272 1.641 12.7 1.0 2.1 4.9 2.36
2009 34 7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 4 6 .400 5.25 12 11 0 1 0 0 73.2 83 48 43 6 24 0 53 3 0 3 323 1.452 10.1 0.7 2.9 6.5 2.21
2009 34 10.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 0 1 .000 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 21 1.200 9.0 1.8 1.8 7.2 4.00
2009 34 7.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 4 5 .444 5.24 11 10 0 1 0 0 68.2 78 45 40 5 23 0 49 2 0 3 302 1.471 10.2 0.7 3.0 6.4 2.13
2010 35 8.1 Reno PCL AAA ARI 1 2 .333 8.87 7 7 0 0 0 0 22.1 34 26 22 5 11 0 14 2 1 0 114 2.015 13.7 2.0 4.4 5.6 1.27
7 Seasons 23 33 .411 4.93 90 89 0 2 1 0 474.2 517 302 260 61 155 6 409 18 2 19 2093 1.416 9.8 1.2 2.9 7.8 2.64
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 5 4 .556 3.00 13 13 0 0 0 0 69.0 59 26 23 4 16 0 82 3 1 3 285 1.087 7.7 0.5 2.1 10.7 5.13
AA (3 seasons) AA 4 6 .400 4.69 16 16 0 0 0 0 80.2 91 53 42 13 33 1 77 4 0 2 362 1.537 10.2 1.5 3.7 8.6 2.33
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 14 23 .378 5.40 61 60 0 2 1 0 325.0 367 223 195 44 106 5 250 11 1 14 1446 1.455 10.2 1.2 2.9 6.9 2.36

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1997 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 24 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1997 22 -0.4 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 22 -2.4 Carolina SOUL AA PIT 14 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1998 23 -3.9 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 28 27 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .042 .080 .042 .122 1 0 0 2 0 0
2002 27 1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 27 2.6 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 27 -0.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 7.0 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 5.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 10.1 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 5.7 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 9.9 Frisco TL AA TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 7.4 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 8.0 Reno PCL AAA ARI 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Seasons 90 52 44 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .023 .065 .023 .088 1 0 0 6 0 0
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 16 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 61 38 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 .030 .086 .030 .116 1 0 0 3 0 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1997 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT P 24 19 8 9 2 0 .895 0.71 10 2 17%
1997 22 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT P 10 12 6 4 2 0 .833 1.00 4 0 0%
1997 22 Carolina SOUL AA PIT P 14 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.50 6 2 25%
1998 23 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 28 32 15 16 1 0 .969 1.11 17 0 0%
2002 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT P 5 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.20 2 1 33%
2002 27 Altoona EL AA PIT P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0%
2002 27 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 1 1 50%
2005 30 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM P 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1 0 0%
2008 33 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI P 13 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.08 13 5 28%
2008 33 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 2 1 33%
2008 33 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI P 11 13 4 9 0 1 1.000 1.18 11 4 27%
2009 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX P 12 15 4 11 0 2 1.000 1.25 12 4 25%
2009 34 Frisco TL AA TEX P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 100%
2009 34 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX P 11 15 4 11 0 2 1.000 1.36 12 3 20%
2010 35 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 7 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 0.86 6 0 0%
7 Seasons 90 88 35 50 3 3 .966 0.94 61 12 16%

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1997 22 Carolina Mudcats Southern League AA PIT
1997 22 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League A+ PIT
1998 23 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA PIT
1999 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1999-04-09 1999-10-03
2000 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2000-04-05 2000-10-01
2001 26 Injured
2002 27 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA PIT
2002 27 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA PIT 2002-04-05 2002-05-02
2002 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2002-05-13 2002-09-22
2003 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2003-03-31 2003-07-17
2004 29 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2004-04-07 2004-07-26
2004 29 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 2 2004-07-31 2004-10-01
2005 30 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM 2005-04-29 2005-04-29
2005 30 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2005-05-05 2005-09-30
2006 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 2006-04-06 2006-09-27
2008 33 Clearwater Threshers Florida State League A+ PHI 2008-06-19 2008-06-24
2008 33 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League AAA PHI 2008-06-29 2008-08-27
2009 34 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 2009-05-03 2009-05-03
2009 34 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2009-07-11 2009-09-04
2009 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2009-04-10 2009-06-06
2010 35 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA ARI 2010-04-12 2010-08-04
2010 35 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2010-04-17 2010-04-28

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