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Ben Ford

Benjamin Cooper Ford

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 15, 1975 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US
High School: Washington HS (Cedar Rapids , IA)
School: Indian Hills Community College (Centerville , IA)

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 20th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft from Indian Hills Community College (Centerville , IA).

Major League Stats

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
1994 18 -1.1 Yankees GULF Rk NYY 2 2 .500 2.38 18 0 11 0 0 3 34.0 27 13 9 0 8 0 31 6 0 3 143 1.029 7.1 0.0 2.1 8.2 3.88
1995 19 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A NYY 5 0 1.000 1.37 36 0 12 0 0 0 59.0 43 27 9 2 21 1 58 5 0 10 255 1.085 6.6 0.3 3.2 8.8 2.76
1995 19 -2.2 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY 5 0 1.000 0.87 29 0 10 0 0 0 52.0 39 23 5 1 16 0 50 5 0 8 224 1.058 6.8 0.2 2.8 8.7 3.13
1995 19 -2.4 Greensboro SALL A NYY 0 0 5.14 7 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 4 4 4 1 5 1 8 0 0 2 31 1.286 5.1 1.3 6.4 10.3 1.60
1996 20 -1.3 Greensboro SALL A NYY 2 6 .250 4.26 43 0 16 0 0 2 82.1 75 48 39 3 33 6 84 11 0 9 359 1.312 8.2 0.3 3.6 9.2 2.55
1997 21 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ NYY 8 3 .727 3.15 60 0 44 0 0 19 80.0 62 36 28 2 33 2 75 9 0 8 338 1.188 7.0 0.2 3.7 8.4 2.27
1997 21 -1.4 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 4 0 1.000 1.93 32 0 30 0 0 18 37.1 27 8 8 1 14 1 37 6 0 4 155 1.098 6.5 0.2 3.4 8.9 2.64
1997 21 -3.0 Norwich EL AA NYY 4 3 .571 4.22 28 0 14 0 0 1 42.2 35 28 20 1 19 1 38 3 0 4 183 1.266 7.4 0.2 4.0 8.0 2.00
1998 22 -4.7 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 2 5 .286 4.35 48 0 36 0 0 13 68.1 68 41 33 6 33 5 63 2 1 7 313 1.478 9.0 0.8 4.3 8.3 1.91
1999 23 -3.9 Columbus IL AAA NYY 6 3 .667 4.73 53 0 23 0 0 3 70.1 69 42 37 4 39 1 40 9 0 11 318 1.536 8.8 0.5 5.0 5.1 1.03
2000 24 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,CHC 4 3 .571 4.69 28 10 5 0 0 0 80.2 73 45 42 7 55 0 71 7 0 10 372 1.587 8.1 0.8 6.1 7.9 1.29
2000 24 -3.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1 3 .250 6.63 8 8 0 0 0 0 36.2 36 30 27 4 31 0 30 3 0 2 178 1.827 8.8 1.0 7.6 7.4 0.97
2000 24 -2.6 Columbus IL AAA NYY 3 0 1.000 3.07 20 2 5 0 0 0 44.0 37 15 15 3 24 0 41 4 0 8 194 1.386 7.6 0.6 4.9 8.4 1.71
2001 25 0.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Rk CHC 2 4 .333 4.73 8 8 0 0 0 0 32.1 41 19 17 3 11 0 25 4 0 0 149 1.608 11.4 0.8 3.1 7.0 2.27
2001 25 5.5 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 0 1 .000 2.00 3 3 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 4 2 0 2 0 9 1 0 0 41 1.333 10.0 0.0 2.0 9.0 4.50
2001 25 -2.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 2 3 .400 5.79 5 5 0 0 0 0 23.1 31 15 15 3 9 0 16 3 0 0 108 1.714 12.0 1.2 3.5 6.2 1.78
2002 26 -1.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 6 11 .353 4.88 32 23 1 0 0 0 142.0 157 91 77 13 73 1 84 15 0 12 650 1.620 10.0 0.8 4.6 5.3 1.15
2003 27 0.2 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL 5 4 .556 3.00 26 9 10 1 0 1 84.0 80 32 28 8 18 0 72 6 0 0 342 1.167 8.6 0.9 1.9 7.7 4.00
2004 28 0.8 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL 2 2 .500 4.85 32 1 23 0 0 9 42.2 52 25 23 2 21 2 36 1 0 3 199 1.711 11.0 0.4 4.4 7.6 1.71
11 Seasons 44 43 .506 3.97 384 51 181 1 0 50 775.2 747 419 342 50 345 18 639 75 1 73 3438 1.408 8.7 0.6 4.0 7.4 1.85
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 2 3 .400 2.30 21 3 11 0 0 3 43.0 37 17 11 0 10 0 40 7 0 3 184 1.093 7.7 0.0 2.1 8.4 4.00
A- (1 season) A- 5 0 1.000 0.87 29 0 10 0 0 0 52.0 39 23 5 1 16 0 50 5 0 8 224 1.058 6.8 0.2 2.8 8.7 3.13
A (2 seasons) A 2 6 .250 4.33 50 0 18 0 0 2 89.1 79 52 43 4 38 7 92 11 0 11 390 1.310 8.0 0.4 3.8 9.3 2.42
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 0 1.000 1.93 32 0 30 0 0 18 37.1 27 8 8 1 14 1 37 6 0 4 155 1.098 6.5 0.2 3.4 8.9 2.64
AA (1 season) AA 4 3 .571 4.22 28 0 14 0 0 1 42.2 35 28 20 1 19 1 38 3 0 4 183 1.266 7.4 0.2 4.0 8.0 2.00
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 27 31 .466 4.49 224 48 98 1 0 26 511.1 530 291 255 43 248 9 382 43 1 43 2302 1.522 9.3 0.8 4.4 6.7 1.54

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
1994 18 -0.8 Yankees GULF Rk NYY 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A NYY 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 19 -2.0 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 19 -2.3 Greensboro SALL A NYY 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 20 -1.2 Greensboro SALL A NYY 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA NYY 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 21 -1.6 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 21 -2.9 Norwich EL AA NYY 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 22 -4.9 Tucson PCL AAA ARI 48 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 23 -4.1 Columbus IL AAA NYY 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 24 -3.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CHC,NYY 28 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 3 0 0
2000 24 -3.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 8 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 3 0 0
2000 24 -3.0 Columbus IL AAA NYY 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 25 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Rk CHC 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 25 5.8 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 25 -2.3 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 26 -1.1 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 32 27 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .150 .190 .200 .390 4 0 0 6 0 0
2003 27 -0.3 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL 26 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 1 0 0
2004 28 0.7 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 384 51 37 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 19 .081 .171 .108 .279 4 0 0 10 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) A 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (1 season) AA 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 224 51 37 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 19 .081 .171 .108 .279 4 0 0 10 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
1994 18 Yankees GULF Rk NYY P 18 7 0 7 0 1 1.000 0.39 2 0 0%
1995 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A NYY P 36 13 1 7 5 0 .615 0.22
1995 19 Oneonta NYPL A- NYY P 29 11 1 5 5 0 .545 0.21
1995 19 Greensboro SALL A NYY P 7 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.29
1996 20 Greensboro SALL A NYY P 43 20 6 11 3 3 .850 0.40
1997 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA NYY P 60 20 3 13 4 0 .800 0.27 4 8 67%
1997 21 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY P 32 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 0.31 1 3 75%
1997 21 Norwich EL AA NYY P 28 10 1 5 4 0 .600 0.21 3 5 63%
1998 22 Tucson PCL AAA ARI P 48 14 6 6 2 1 .857 0.25 8 0 0%
1999 23 Columbus IL AAA NYY P 53 17 2 14 1 1 .941 0.30 8 1 11%
2000 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,CHC P 28 20 7 13 0 1 1.000 0.71 16 3 16%
2000 24 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 8 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 0.88 5 1 17%
2000 24 Columbus IL AAA NYY P 20 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 0.65 11 2 15%
2001 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Rk CHC P 8 7 0 7 0 0 1.000 0.88 1 0 0%
2001 25 Cubs ARIZ Rk CHC P 3 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 0 0
2001 25 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 5 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.20 1 0 0%
2002 26 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 32 44 16 25 3 2 .932 1.28 12 4 25%
2003 27 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL P 26 15 6 7 2 1 .867 0.50 4 6 60%
2004 28 Indianapolis IL AAA MIL P 32 8 3 4 1 1 .875 0.22
11 Seasons 384 185 50 114 21 11 .886 0.43 55 22 29%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 50840e12

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