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Ben Christensen

Benjamin Jay Christensen

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: February 7, 1978 in Waterloo, Iowa, US
High School: Goddard HS (Goddard, KS)
School: Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 40th round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from Goddard HS (Goddard, KS) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (26th) of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wichita State University (Wichita, KS).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2001: Rated #37 Prospect

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
1999 21 -0.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-A--Rk CHC 1 6 .143 5.60 12 12 0 0 0 0 53.0 54 33 33 6 30 0 49 4 2 4 245 1.585 9.2 1.0 5.1 8.3 1.63
1999 21 1.5 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 0 1 .000 3.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 9.0 8 3 3 0 5 0 10 1 1 1 39 1.444 8.0 0.0 5.0 10.0 2.00
1999 21 0.1 Eugene NORW A- CHC 0 2 .000 5.91 5 5 0 0 0 0 21.1 21 14 14 2 14 0 21 0 0 2 100 1.641 8.9 0.8 5.9 8.9 1.50
1999 21 -1.6 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 1 3 .250 6.35 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.2 25 16 16 4 11 0 18 3 1 1 106 1.588 9.9 1.6 4.4 7.1 1.64
2000 22 -1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHC 7 3 .700 2.36 17 17 0 1 0 0 106.2 79 36 28 8 30 0 105 4 0 3 430 1.022 6.7 0.7 2.5 8.9 3.50
2000 22 -0.6 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 4 2 .667 2.10 10 10 0 1 0 0 64.1 43 18 15 6 15 0 63 3 0 2 253 0.902 6.0 0.8 2.1 8.8 4.20
2000 22 -1.8 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 3 1 .750 2.76 7 7 0 0 0 0 42.1 36 18 13 2 15 0 42 1 0 1 177 1.205 7.7 0.4 3.2 8.9 2.80
2001 23 -1.1 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 2 1 .667 6.48 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 20 12 12 2 9 0 9 0 0 1 74 1.740 10.8 1.1 4.9 4.9 1.00
2002 24 0.5 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 2 6 .250 6.33 12 12 0 0 0 0 64.0 73 49 45 6 35 0 36 7 0 3 298 1.688 10.3 0.8 4.9 5.1 1.03
2003 25 2.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk CHC 0 2 .000 4.99 16 3 2 0 0 0 30.2 35 20 17 3 12 0 25 3 0 3 139 1.533 10.3 0.9 3.5 7.3 2.08
2003 25 4.9 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 0 0 2.70 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 14 1.200 8.1 0.0 2.7 10.8 4.00
2003 25 2.3 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 0 2 .000 5.27 14 3 2 0 0 0 27.1 32 18 16 3 11 0 21 3 0 2 125 1.573 10.5 1.0 3.6 6.9 1.91
2004 26 1.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA CHC,SEA 0 1 .000 6.86 14 1 3 0 0 0 19.2 24 16 15 1 17 1 17 2 0 2 102 2.085 11.0 0.5 7.8 7.8 1.00
2004 26 1.8 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 0 1 .000 4.91 9 1 1 0 0 0 11.0 11 7 6 0 7 0 12 1 0 1 52 1.636 9.0 0.0 5.7 9.8 1.71
2004 26 1.4 San Antonio TL AA SEA 0 0 9.35 5 0 2 0 0 0 8.2 13 9 9 1 10 1 5 1 0 1 50 2.654 13.5 1.0 10.4 5.2 0.50
6 Seasons 12 19 .387 4.64 74 48 5 1 0 0 290.2 285 166 150 26 133 1 241 20 2 16 1288 1.438 8.8 0.8 4.1 7.5 1.81
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 0 1 .000 2.92 5 3 0 0 0 0 12.1 11 5 4 0 6 0 14 1 1 2 53 1.378 8.0 0.0 4.4 10.2 2.33
A- (1 season) A- 0 2 .000 5.91 5 5 0 0 0 0 21.1 21 14 14 2 14 0 21 0 0 2 100 1.641 8.9 0.8 5.9 8.9 1.50
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 5 7 .417 3.70 28 17 2 1 0 0 114.1 100 52 47 13 37 0 102 9 1 5 484 1.198 7.9 1.0 2.9 8.0 2.76
AA (4 seasons) AA 7 9 .438 5.36 36 23 3 0 0 0 142.2 153 95 85 11 76 1 104 10 0 7 651 1.605 9.7 0.7 4.8 6.6 1.37

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
1999 21 3 Teams 3 Lgs A--Rk-A+ CHC 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 21 1.6 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 21 -0.3 Eugene NORW A- CHC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 21 -1.4 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 22 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ CHC 17 14 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 2 0 0
2000 22 -0.7 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 22 -2.2 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 7 14 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 0 0 2 0 0
2001 23 -1.3 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 24 0.1 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 12 18 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 0 6 0 0
2003 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A+ CHC 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 25 5.0 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 25 2.3 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA CHC,SEA 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 26 1.8 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 26 1.7 San Antonio TL AA SEA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 74 38 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 .074 .167 .074 .241 2 0 0 8 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) AA 36 38 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 .074 .167 .074 .241 2 0 0 8 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
1999 21 3 Teams 3 Lgs A--A+-Rk CHC P 12 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.58 2 3 60%
1999 21 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC P 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 0 0
1999 21 Eugene NORW A- CHC P 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20 0 0
1999 21 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC P 4 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.25 2 3 60%
2000 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHC P 17 18 6 11 1 0 .944 1.00 16 5 24%
2000 22 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC P 10 12 4 7 1 0 .917 1.10 8 3 27%
2000 22 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC P 7 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.86 8 2 20%
2001 23 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC P 3 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.00 1 3 75%
2002 24 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC P 12 6 2 3 1 0 .833 0.42 6 7 54%
2003 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk CHC P 16 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.38 6 2 25%
2003 25 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2003 25 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC P 14 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.43 6 2 25%
2004 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA CHC,SEA P 14 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 0.43
2004 26 West Tenn SOUL AA CHC P 9 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.22
2004 26 San Antonio TL AA SEA P 5 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.80
6 Seasons 74 49 17 30 2 0 .959 0.64 31 20 39%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 0f164268

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