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Ben Shaffar

Benjamin Scott Shaffar

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 28, 1977 in Paducah, Kentucky, US
School: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 6th round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).

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 0.1 Eugene NORW A- CHC 4 5 .444 5.79 14 13 0 0 0 0 65.1 79 54 42 5 27 1 76 9 5 6 311 1.622 10.9 0.7 3.7 10.5 2.81
2000 22 0.3 Lansing MIDW A CHC 6 9 .400 4.94 19 18 0 1 0 0 102.0 127 70 56 7 30 0 72 10 0 11 469 1.539 11.2 0.6 2.6 6.4 2.40
2001 23 0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+ CHC,CIN 9 6 .600 3.21 25 25 0 2 2 0 137.1 112 57 49 6 57 3 142 9 1 7 578 1.231 7.3 0.4 3.7 9.3 2.49
2001 23 0.3 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 6 4 .600 3.12 19 19 0 2 2 0 106.2 83 42 37 3 45 3 118 6 1 4 448 1.200 7.0 0.3 3.8 10.0 2.62
2001 23 0.2 Mudville CALL A+ CIN 3 2 .600 3.52 6 6 0 0 0 0 30.2 29 15 12 3 12 0 24 3 0 3 130 1.337 8.5 0.9 3.5 7.0 2.00
2002 24 -0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA PIT 9 7 .563 3.17 19 19 0 1 0 0 116.1 117 50 41 7 43 1 101 4 1 8 504 1.375 9.1 0.5 3.3 7.8 2.35
2002 24 -0.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 8 7 .533 3.15 18 18 0 1 0 0 111.1 110 46 39 6 40 1 97 4 1 8 479 1.347 8.9 0.5 3.2 7.8 2.43
2002 24 -3.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 1 0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 4 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 25 2.000 12.6 1.8 5.4 7.2 1.33
2003 25 0.9 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-AAA-Rk PIT 2 3 .400 4.03 22 12 2 0 0 0 87.0 91 47 39 4 27 0 74 5 0 5 368 1.356 9.4 0.4 2.8 7.7 2.74
2003 25 5.1 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 1 0 1.000 3.27 5 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 12 5 4 0 1 0 12 1 0 1 48 1.182 9.8 0.0 0.8 9.8 12.00
2003 25 0.7 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 3 .250 4.48 13 11 1 0 0 0 64.1 68 38 32 3 20 0 50 3 0 4 269 1.368 9.5 0.4 2.8 7.0 2.50
2003 25 -2.2 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 0 0 2.31 4 1 1 0 0 0 11.2 11 4 3 1 6 0 12 1 0 0 51 1.457 8.5 0.8 4.6 9.3 2.00
2004 26 1.7 Altoona EL AA PIT 0 1 .000 7.40 8 2 0 0 0 0 20.2 28 20 17 4 10 0 23 1 1 1 100 1.839 12.2 1.7 4.4 10.0 2.30
2005 27 2.2 Altoona EL AA PIT 2 3 .400 3.44 44 0 24 0 0 9 73.1 73 33 28 6 26 2 69 2 1 5 320 1.350 9.0 0.7 3.2 8.5 2.65
2006 28 1.0 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 0 0 10.12 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 6 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 2 25 1.875 10.1 0.0 6.8 3.4 0.50
8 Seasons 32 34 .485 4.12 154 89 26 4 2 9 607.1 633 337 278 39 224 7 559 40 9 45 2675 1.411 9.4 0.6 3.3 8.3 2.50
Rk (1 season) Rk 1 0 1.000 3.27 5 0 0 0 0 0 11.0 12 5 4 0 1 0 12 1 0 1 48 1.182 9.8 0.0 0.8 9.8 12.00
A- (1 season) A- 4 5 .444 5.79 14 13 0 0 0 0 65.1 79 54 42 5 27 1 76 9 5 6 311 1.622 10.9 0.7 3.7 10.5 2.81
A (1 season) A 6 9 .400 4.94 19 18 0 1 0 0 102.0 127 70 56 7 30 0 72 10 0 11 469 1.539 11.2 0.6 2.6 6.4 2.40
A+ (1 season) A+ 9 6 .600 3.21 25 25 0 2 2 0 137.1 112 57 49 6 57 3 142 9 1 7 578 1.231 7.3 0.4 3.7 9.3 2.49
AA (4 seasons) AA 11 14 .440 3.87 83 31 25 1 0 9 269.2 279 137 116 19 96 3 239 10 3 18 1168 1.391 9.3 0.6 3.2 8.0 2.49
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 1 0 1.000 4.50 8 2 1 0 0 0 22.0 24 14 11 2 13 0 18 1 0 2 101 1.682 9.8 0.8 5.3 7.4 1.38

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 -0.3 Eugene NORW A- CHC 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 22 0.4 Lansing MIDW A CHC 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+ CIN,CHC 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 23 0.2 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 23 0.2 Mudville CALL A+ CIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 24 -0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA PIT 19 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
2002 24 -0.4 Altoona EL AA PIT 18 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
2002 24 -3.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 25 -0.1 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-AAA-Rk PIT 22 12 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .300 .222 .522 2 0 0 2 0 0
2003 25 5.4 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 25 0.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 13 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286 .375 .286 .661 2 0 0 2 0 0
2003 25 -2.3 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 26 1.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2005 27 2.4 Altoona EL AA PIT 44 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
2006 28 0.7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 154 33 24 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .083 .120 .083 .203 2 0 0 8 0 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) AA 83 31 22 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .091 .130 .091 .221 2 0 0 8 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
1999 21 Eugene NORW A- CHC P 14 10 6 3 1 0 .900 0.64 12 5 29%
2000 22 Lansing MIDW A CHC P 19 28 9 17 2 1 .929 1.37 16 3 16%
2001 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+ CHC,CIN P 25 20 7 10 3 0 .850 0.68 4 5 56%
2001 23 Daytona FLOR A+ CHC P 19 14 5 7 2 0 .857 0.63 2 4 67%
2001 23 Mudville CALL A+ CIN P 6 6 2 3 1 0 .833 0.83 2 1 33%
2002 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA PIT P 19 29 3 22 4 2 .862 1.32 7 4 36%
2002 24 Altoona EL AA PIT P 18 29 3 22 4 2 .862 1.39 7 4 36%
2002 24 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2003 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-Rk-AAA PIT P 22 13 6 6 1 0 .923 0.55 6 7 54%
2003 25 Pirates GULF Rk PIT P 5 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20 1 0 0%
2003 25 Altoona EL AA PIT P 13 12 5 6 1 0 .917 0.85 4 4 50%
2003 25 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 3 75%
2004 26 Altoona EL AA PIT P 8 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 0.50
2005 27 Altoona EL AA PIT P 44 17 6 9 2 1 .882 0.34 5 1 17%
2006 28 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA PHI P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
8 Seasons 154 121 38 70 13 5 .893 0.70 50 25 33%
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: ff240a9c

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