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Joe Benson

William Joseph Benson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 5, 1988 in Hinsdale, Illinois, US
High School: Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2011: Rated #100 Prospect
Pre-2012: Rated #99 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2012: Rated #90 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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
2006 18 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN 60 240 215 32 56 11 5 5 29 10 10 21 47 .260 .329 .428 .757 92 3 2 0 2 0
2006 18 -1.9 Twins GULF Rk MIN 52 221 196 30 51 11 5 5 28 9 10 21 41 .260 .335 .444 .779 87 3 2 0 2 0
2006 18 -3.8 Beloit MIDW A MIN 8 19 19 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 .263 .263 .263 .526 5 0 0 0 0 0
2007 19 -2.5 Beloit MIDW A MIN 122 507 432 73 110 18 8 5 38 18 16 49 124 .255 .347 .368 .715 159 3 15 6 5 0
2008 20 -1.6 Beloit MIDW A MIN 69 290 254 39 63 16 3 4 27 17 11 24 73 .248 .326 .382 .708 97 5 7 2 3 0
2009 21 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN 82 334 268 47 76 10 3 5 29 15 8 48 74 .284 .414 .399 .813 107 3 13 3 2 3
2009 21 1.4 Twins GULF Rk MIN 2 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .200 .429 .200 .629 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 21 -1.5 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 80 327 263 46 75 10 3 5 29 14 7 46 74 .285 .414 .403 .817 106 3 13 3 2 3
2010 22 -2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN 123 519 459 81 119 31 8 27 62 19 9 47 136 .259 .343 .538 .881 247 5 12 0 1 1
2010 22 -0.7 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 21 96 85 16 25 11 1 4 13 5 0 8 21 .294 .375 .588 .963 50 1 3 0 0 0
2010 22 -2.3 New Britain EL AA MIN 102 423 374 65 94 20 7 23 49 14 9 39 115 .251 .336 .527 .862 197 4 9 0 1 1
2011 23 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-Rk MIN 114 483 409 71 116 29 4 16 67 14 10 58 111 .284 .387 .491 .879 201 16 13 0 3 4
2011 23 3.0 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 11 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 .222 .364 .333 .697 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 -1.3 New Britain EL AA MIN 111 472 400 69 114 28 4 16 67 13 9 56 109 .285 .388 .495 .883 198 16 13 0 3 4
2012 24 -1.1 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-AAA-A+-Rk MIN 76 312 277 30 56 13 3 6 36 13 4 30 81 .202 .288 .336 .624 93 8 4 0 1 1
2012 24 4.3 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 9 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 .375 .444 .500 .944 4 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 1.2 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 8 38 33 7 10 3 0 1 8 4 0 5 9 .303 .395 .485 .880 16 0 0 0 0 1
2012 24 -0.4 New Britain EL AA MIN 37 157 141 13 26 6 1 3 20 4 3 13 43 .184 .268 .305 .572 43 5 3 0 0 0
2012 24 -3.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 28 108 95 9 17 3 2 2 8 4 0 11 27 .179 .269 .316 .584 30 3 1 0 1 0
2013 25 -0.2 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk MIN,TEX 86 344 307 48 66 14 5 7 30 9 3 29 99 .215 .294 .362 .655 111 5 6 0 2 2
2013 25 5.3 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX 7 30 24 10 10 3 0 1 5 2 0 4 5 .417 .500 .667 1.167 16 0 1 0 1 0
2013 25 1.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 37 150 132 18 27 4 3 5 16 3 1 15 44 .205 .293 .394 .687 52 0 2 0 1 2
2013 25 -2.1 Rochester IL AAA MIN 42 164 151 20 29 7 2 1 9 4 2 10 50 .192 .256 .285 .541 43 5 3 0 0 0
2014 26 1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIA 129 507 424 71 110 23 4 10 62 15 5 59 99 .259 .361 .403 .764 171 7 13 3 8 1
2014 26 -0.6 New Orleans PCL AAA MIA 5 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .222 .000 .222 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 1.5 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA 124 498 417 71 110 23 4 10 62 15 4 57 96 .264 .364 .410 .774 171 7 13 3 8 1
9 Seasons 861 3536 3045 492 772 165 43 85 380 130 76 365 844 .254 .347 .420 .767 1278 55 85 14 27 12
Rk (5 seasons) Rk 67 278 242 44 67 16 5 6 33 14 13 30 50 .277 .360 .459 .818 111 3 3 0 3 0
A (3 seasons) A 199 816 705 114 178 34 11 9 66 36 27 73 203 .252 .338 .370 .708 261 8 22 8 8 0
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 109 461 381 69 110 24 4 10 50 23 7 59 104 .289 .404 .451 .855 172 4 16 3 2 4
AA (5 seasons) AA 411 1700 1464 236 371 81 19 57 214 49 26 180 407 .253 .348 .452 .800 661 32 40 3 13 8
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 75 281 253 29 46 10 4 3 17 8 3 23 80 .182 .260 .289 .548 73 8 4 0 1 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2006 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN CF 47 130 122 3 5 0 .962 2.66 7
2006 18 Twins GULF Rk MIN RF 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 0
2006 18 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 45 124 116 3 5 0 .960 2.64 6
2006 18 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1
2007 19 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 109 243 230 7 6 3 .975 2.17 12
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN RF 30 54 45 8 1 0 .981 1.77 1
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 39 78 70 6 2 2 .974 1.95 -1
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
2009 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN CF 37 78 76 1 1 0 .987 2.08 9
2009 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN LF 6 10 9 0 1 0 .900 1.50 9
2009 21 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2009 21 Twins GULF Rk MIN LF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 -1
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 37 78 73 3 2 1 .974 2.05 3
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 36 77 75 1 1 0 .987 2.11 6
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN LF 5 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.40 1
2010 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN CF 71 174 164 6 4 1 .977 2.39
2010 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN RF 43 96 86 8 2 2 .979 2.19
2010 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 2.50
2010 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 19 44 43 0 1 0 .977 2.26
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 41 91 82 7 2 2 .978 2.17
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 52 130 121 6 3 1 .977 2.44
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 4 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.75
2011 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-Rk MIN CF 85 227 216 9 2 5 .991 2.65
2011 23 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 10 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 83 226 215 9 2 5 .991 2.70
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 7 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1.71
2012 24 4 Teams 4 Lgs AAA-AA-A+-Rk MIN CF 41 102 101 1 0 0 1.000 2.49
2012 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN RF 18 42 38 4 0 2 1.000 2.33
2012 24 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2012 24 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 4 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.75
2012 24 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 4 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 14 27 23 4 0 2 1.000 1.93
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 10 35 35 0 0 0 1.000 3.50
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 11 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 1.55
2012 24 Rochester IL AAA MIN CF 26 57 56 1 0 0 1.000 2.19
2013 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk MIN,TEX CF 46 95 90 5 0 2 1.000 2.07
2013 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX,MIN RF 25 43 39 3 1 1 .977 1.68
2013 25 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX CF 5 7 5 2 0 1 1.000 1.40
2013 25 Frisco TL AA TEX RF 18 29 25 3 1 1 .966 1.56
2013 25 Frisco TL AA TEX CF 20 43 41 2 0 1 1.000 2.15
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN RF 7 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN CF 21 45 44 1 0 0 1.000 2.14
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN LF 14 19 15 2 2 0 .895 1.21
2014 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIA OF 121 290 275 11 4 5 .986 2.36
2014 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIA RF 64 158 150 5 3 3 .981 2.42
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA LF 28 29 27 2 0 1 1.000 1.04
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA CF 42 103 98 4 1 1 .990 2.43
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA RF 62 157 149 5 3 3 .981 2.48
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA DH 1 0.00
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA OF 119 289 274 11 4 5 .986 2.39
2014 26 New Orleans PCL AAA MIA RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
2014 26 New Orleans PCL AAA MIA OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
9 Seasons 806 1812 1697 82 33 25 .982 2.21 0 0 0 0 28
CF (9 seasons) CF 517 1230 1167 42 21 14 .983 2.34 24
RF (8 seasons) RF 230 492 450 33 9 9 .982 2.10 4
LF (6 seasons) LF 70 90 80 7 3 2 .967 1.24 0
OF (1 season) OF 121 290 275 11 4 5 .986 2.36 28
C (1 season) C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
DH (1 season) DH 1 0.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2006 18 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN 2006-06-20 2006-08-19
2006 18 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A MIN 2006-08-21 2006-09-04
2007 19 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A MIN 2007-04-07 2007-09-03
2008 20 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A MIN 2008-04-04 2008-06-26
2009 21 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ MIN 2009-04-09 2009-09-06
2009 21 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN 2009-07-05 2009-07-06
2010 22 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA MIN 2010-04-08 2010-09-05
2010 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ MIN 2010-05-17 2010-06-15
2011 23 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA MIN 2011-04-07 2011-09-05
2011 23 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN 2011-07-01 2011-07-04
2011 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 2011-09-06 2011-09-28
2012 24 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA MIN 2012-04-05 2012-05-05
2012 24 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA MIN 2012-05-08 2012-08-17
2012 24 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk MIN 2012-06-28 2012-07-06
2012 24 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ MIN 2012-07-07 2012-07-15
2013 25 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA MIN 2013-04-04 2013-05-21
2013 25 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 2013-05-26 2013-08-31
2013 25 AZL Rangers Arizona League Rk TEX 2013-07-17 2013-07-24
2014 26 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA MIA 1 2014-06-16 2014-06-20
2014 26 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA MIA 2 2014-04-03 2014-09-01

Sabr ID: 25cbcf1f

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