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Ben McDonald

Larry Benard McDonald

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 212 lb.

Born: November 24, 1967 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US
High School: Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs , LA)
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge , LA)

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round of the 1986 MLB June Amateur Draft from Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs , LA) and the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (1st) of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge , LA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1990: Rated #2 Prospect

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
1989 21 -1.5 Frederick CARL A BAL 0 0 2.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1990 22 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 3 4 .429 3.60 10 10 0 0 0 0 55.0 44 26 22 5 24 1 52 3 1 4 1.236 7.2 0.8 3.9 8.5 2.17
1990 22 -1.8 Hagerstown EL AA BAL 0 1 .000 6.55 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.0 11 8 8 1 3 0 15 1 1 0 1.273 9.0 0.8 2.5 12.3 5.00
1990 22 -3.5 Rochester IL AAA BAL 3 3 .500 2.86 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.0 33 18 14 4 21 1 37 2 0 4 1.227 6.8 0.8 4.3 7.6 1.76
1991 23 -2.8 Rochester IL AAA BAL 0 1 .000 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 10 7 6 1 5 0 7 0 0 1 36 2.143 12.9 1.3 6.4 9.0 1.40
1995 27 0.4 Rochester IL AAA BAL 0 0 2.45 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 17 1.364 2.5 0.0 9.8 2.5 0.25
4 Seasons 3 5 .375 3.74 15 15 0 0 0 0 74.2 65 37 31 6 33 1 69 3 3 7 53 1.312 7.8 0.7 4.0 8.3 2.09
A (1 season) A 0 0 2.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
AA (1 season) AA 0 1 .000 6.55 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.0 11 8 8 1 3 0 15 1 1 0 1.273 9.0 0.8 2.5 12.3 5.00
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 3 4 .429 3.46 10 10 0 0 0 0 54.2 44 27 21 5 30 1 45 2 0 6 53 1.354 7.2 0.8 4.9 7.4 1.50
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1989 21 -1.6 Frederick CARL A BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -1.6 Hagerstown EL AA BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA BAL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 23 -2.9 Rochester IL AAA BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 27 0.6 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (1 season) AA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1989 21 Frederick CARL A BAL P 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1990 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL P 10 13 3 7 3 1 .769 1.00
1990 22 Hagerstown EL AA BAL P 3 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.67
1990 22 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 7 10 3 5 2 1 .800 1.14
1991 23 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1995 27 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 1 0 0%
4 Seasons 15 18 5 10 3 1 .833 1.00 1 0 0%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1989 21 Frederick Keys Carolina League A BAL
1989 21 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1989-09-06 1989-10-01
1990 22 Hagerstown Suns Eastern League AA BAL
1990 22 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1990 22 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1990-07-03 1990-10-03
1991 23 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1991 23 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1991-04-22 1991-09-08
1992 24 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1992-04-09 1992-10-04
1993 25 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1993-04-09 1993-10-03
1994 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1994-04-06 1994-08-10
1995 27 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL
1995 27 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 1995-04-27 1995-09-30
1996 28 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB MIL 1 1996-04-03 1996-09-27
1997 29 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB MIL 1 1997-04-01 1997-07-16

Sabr ID: 29a0d519

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