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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 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: ff240a9c

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