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John Van Benschoten    \Van-BEN-sko-tin\

John Wesley Van Benschoten

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: April 14, 1980 in San Diego, California, US
High School: Milford HS (Milford , OH)
School: Kent State University (Kent , OH)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (8th) of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from Kent State University (Kent , OH).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2002: Rated #89 Prospect
Pre-2003: Rated #24 Prospect
Pre-2004: Rated #38 Prospect

Major League Stats

John Van Benschoten
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Pitching: 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2011 / 2008

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
2001 21 -0.2 Williamsport NYPL A- PIT 0 2 .000 3.51 9 9 0 0 0 0 25.2 23 11 10 0 10 0 19 1 0 5 104 1.286 8.1 0.0 3.5 6.7 1.90
2002 22 0.6 Hickory SALL A PIT 11 4 .733 2.80 27 27 0 0 0 0 148.0 119 57 46 6 62 1 145 7 0 7 620 1.223 7.2 0.4 3.8 8.8 2.34
2003 23 -0.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 13 6 .684 3.17 26 26 0 1 0 0 139.0 128 60 49 6 52 1 127 7 2 3 591 1.295 8.3 0.4 3.4 8.2 2.44
2003 23 0.2 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 6 0 1.000 2.22 9 9 0 0 0 0 48.2 33 14 12 1 18 0 49 1 0 1 192 1.048 6.1 0.2 3.3 9.1 2.72
2003 23 -1.3 Altoona EL AA PIT 7 6 .538 3.69 17 17 0 1 0 0 90.1 95 46 37 5 34 1 78 6 2 2 399 1.428 9.5 0.5 3.4 7.8 2.29
2004 24 -3.4 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 4 11 .267 4.72 23 23 0 0 0 0 131.2 135 75 69 16 49 1 101 9 1 4 574 1.397 9.2 1.1 3.3 6.9 2.06
2006 26 1.3 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-Rk-AA PIT 2 2 .500 4.76 5 5 0 0 0 0 22.2 14 12 12 3 12 0 20 0 0 2 94 1.147 5.6 1.2 4.8 7.9 1.67
2006 26 5.7 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 0 1 .000 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 1 3 3 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 22 0.500 1.5 1.5 3.0 6.0 2.00
2006 26 1.2 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 2 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 21 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 5.4 1.00
2006 26 -1.0 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 1 1 .500 5.40 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.2 10 7 7 2 7 0 13 0 0 0 51 1.457 7.7 1.5 5.4 10.0 1.86
2007 27 -0.1 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 10 7 .588 2.56 19 19 0 1 1 0 109.0 98 35 31 8 51 2 79 6 2 2 460 1.367 8.1 0.7 4.2 6.5 1.55
2008 28 0.8 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 7 4 .636 3.92 22 13 2 0 0 0 80.1 70 36 35 3 32 1 62 4 0 1 332 1.270 7.8 0.3 3.6 6.9 1.94
2008 28 0.4 Culiacan MXPW FgW 1 3 .250 5.16 6 6 0 0 0 0 22.2 28 14 13 2 6 0 13 1 0 1 96 1.500 11.1 0.8 2.4 5.2 2.17
2009 29 2.0 Charlotte IL AAA CHW 2 8 .200 6.35 22 13 4 0 0 0 78.0 97 66 55 9 30 0 67 6 0 3 369 1.628 11.2 1.0 3.5 7.7 2.23
2010 30 6.4 4 Teams 4 Lgs A+-AAA-Rk-AA NYY 7 2 .778 3.02 25 6 5 0 0 1 50.2 52 19 17 6 20 0 44 2 0 1 219 1.421 9.2 1.1 3.6 7.8 2.20
2010 30 9.6 Yankees GULF Rk NYY 1 1 .500 1.29 4 3 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 28 1.000 6.4 1.3 2.6 10.3 4.00
2010 30 7.1 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 2 1 .667 4.50 12 2 4 0 0 0 26.0 30 14 13 4 8 0 24 1 0 0 112 1.462 10.4 1.4 2.8 8.3 3.00
2010 30 5.8 Trenton EL AA NYY 2 0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 27 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
2010 30 3.4 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY 2 0 1.000 2.31 6 1 1 0 0 1 11.2 13 3 3 1 6 0 8 0 0 1 52 1.629 10.0 0.8 4.6 6.2 1.33
2011 31 2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA SDP 4 6 .400 4.65 13 13 0 0 0 0 69.2 83 39 36 3 23 3 48 3 0 3 311 1.522 10.7 0.4 3.0 6.2 2.09
2011 31 1.6 York ATLL Ind 3 2 .600 2.91 8 8 0 0 0 0 43.1 46 16 14 0 14 3 34 2 0 3 188 1.385 9.6 0.0 2.9 7.1 2.43
2011 31 3.8 Tucson PCL AAA SDP 1 4 .200 7.52 5 5 0 0 0 0 26.1 37 23 22 3 9 0 14 1 0 0 123 1.747 12.6 1.0 3.1 4.8 1.56
10 Seasons 60 52 .536 3.79 191 154 11 2 1 1 854.2 819 410 360 60 341 9 712 45 5 31 3674 1.357 8.6 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.09
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 1 2 .333 2.77 5 4 0 0 0 0 13.0 6 4 4 2 4 0 12 0 0 1 50 0.769 4.2 1.4 2.8 8.3 3.00
A- (1 season) A- 0 2 .000 3.51 9 9 0 0 0 0 25.2 23 11 10 0 10 0 19 1 0 5 104 1.286 8.1 0.0 3.5 6.7 1.90
Ind (1 season) Ind 3 2 .600 2.91 8 8 0 0 0 0 43.1 46 16 14 0 14 3 34 2 0 3 188 1.385 9.6 0.0 2.9 7.1 2.43
A (1 season) A 11 4 .733 2.80 27 27 0 0 0 0 148.0 119 57 46 6 62 1 145 7 0 7 620 1.223 7.2 0.4 3.8 8.8 2.34
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 8 1 .889 3.01 21 11 4 0 0 0 74.2 63 28 25 5 26 0 73 2 0 1 304 1.192 7.6 0.6 3.1 8.8 2.81
AA (3 seasons) AA 10 6 .625 3.46 21 18 0 1 0 0 101.1 102 49 39 5 41 1 85 7 2 3 447 1.411 9.1 0.4 3.6 7.5 2.07
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 27 35 .435 4.45 100 77 7 1 1 1 448.2 460 245 222 42 184 4 344 26 3 11 1961 1.435 9.2 0.8 3.7 6.9 1.87
FgW (1 season) FgW 1 3 .250 5.16 6 6 0 0 0 0 22.2 28 14 13 2 6 0 13 1 0 1 96 1.500 11.1 0.8 2.4 5.2 2.17

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
2001 21 0.0 Williamsport NYPL A- PIT 32 86 75 9 17 5 0 0 8 3 2 7 23 .227 .302 .293 .596 22 2 2 0 2 0
2002 22 0.4 Hickory SALL A PIT 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 23 -1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 26 12 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .500 .833 6 1 0 0 0 0
2003 23 0.4 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 23 -1.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 17 12 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .500 .833 6 1 0 0 0 0
2003 23 Team USA AZFL Fal
2004 24 -3.2 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 24 31 24 1 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 10 .292 .370 .458 .829 11 0 0 4 0 0
2006 26 -0.5 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk PIT 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2006 26 6.1 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 26 1.0 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2006 26 -1.3 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 27 -0.5 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 19 19 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .125 .263 .125 .388 2 0 1 0 0 0
2008 28 0.7 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 22 12 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .100 .250 .100 .350 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 28 -1.1 Culiacan MXPW FgW 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 29 1.7 Charlotte IL AAA CHW 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-AAA-Rk-A+ NYY 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 10.3 Yankees GULF Rk NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 7.3 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 5.7 Trenton EL AA NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 30 3.0 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 4.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind SDP 13 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 31 1.3 York ATLL Ind 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 4.0 Tucson PCL AAA SDP 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 1 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 215 168 143 16 31 8 0 1 14 3 2 15 53 .217 .301 .294 .594 42 4 3 5 2 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- 32 86 75 9 17 5 0 0 8 3 2 7 23 .227 .302 .293 .596 22 2 2 0 2 0
Ind (1 season) Ind 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) A+ 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 21 14 13 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .308 .308 .462 .769 6 1 0 1 0 0
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 101 68 55 5 10 1 0 1 5 0 0 8 25 .182 .297 .255 .551 14 1 1 4 0 0
Fal (1 season) Fal
FgW (1 season) FgW 6 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 Rctch Rtz
2001 21 Williamsport NYPL A- PIT P 9 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.22 3 1 25%
2002 22 Hickory SALL A PIT P 27 38 14 23 1 2 .974 1.37 14 5 26%
2003 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT P 26 38 15 21 2 3 .947 1.38 14 4 22%
2003 23 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT P 9 12 3 9 0 3 1.000 1.33 8 2 20%
2003 23 Altoona EL AA PIT P 17 26 12 12 2 0 .923 1.41 6 2 25%
2004 24 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 23 23 6 17 0 1 1.000 1.00
2006 26 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk PIT P 5 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 2 1 33%
2006 26 Pirates GULF Rk PIT P 1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 0 0
2006 26 Altoona EL AA PIT P 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 0 0
2006 26 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 1 33%
2007 27 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT P 19 13 2 8 3 0 .769 0.53 8 6 43%
2008 28 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT P 22 13 3 10 0 0 1.000 0.59 7 6 46%
2008 28 Culiacan MXPW FgW P 6 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.33 3 3 50%
2009 29 Charlotte IL AAA CHW P 22 14 2 10 2 1 .857 0.55 14 3 18%
2010 30 4 Teams 4 Lgs A+-AAA-Rk-AA NYY P 25 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 0.40 4 0 0%
2010 30 Yankees GULF Rk NYY P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 1 0 0%
2010 30 Tampa FLOR A+ NYY P 12 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.50 2 0 0%
2010 30 Trenton EL AA NYY P 3 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 0 0
2010 30 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY P 6 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.17 1 0 0%
2011 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs Ind-AAA SDP P 13 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 0.77 4 1 20%
2011 31 York ATLL Ind P 8 7 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.88 0 0
2011 31 Tucson PCL AAA SDP P 5 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.60 4 1 20%
10 Seasons 191 166 52 106 8 7 .952 0.83 70 27 28%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2001 21 Williamsport Crosscutters New York-Pennsylvania League A- PIT
2002 22 Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League A PIT
2003 23 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA PIT
2003 23 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League A+ PIT
2003 23 Team USA Arizona Fall League Fal
2004 24 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA PIT 2004-04-10 2004-08-13
2004 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2004-08-18 2004-09-18
2006 26 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Rk PIT 2006-08-08 2006-08-08
2006 26 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA PIT 2006-08-14 2006-08-14
2006 26 Indianapolis Indians International League AAA PIT 2006-08-19 2006-09-02
2007 27 Indianapolis Indians International League AAA PIT 2007-04-09 2007-09-02
2007 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2007-06-16 2007-09-27
2008 28 Indianapolis Indians International League AAA PIT 2008-04-07 2008-09-01
2008 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 2008-04-29 2008-07-26
2008 28 Tomateros de Culiacan Mexican Pacific Winter League FgW 2008-10-16 2008-11-15
2009 29 Charlotte Knights International League AAA CHW 2009-04-09 2009-09-06
2010 30 Trenton Thunder Eastern League AA NYY 2010-04-12 2010-08-28
2010 30 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees International League AAA NYY 2010-04-21 2010-09-06
2010 30 GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Rk NYY 2010-06-30 2010-07-08
2010 30 Tampa Yankees Florida State League A+ NYY 2010-07-11 2010-08-22
2011 31 York Revolution Atlantic League Ind 2011-05-29 2011-07-08
2011 31 Tucson Padres Pacific Coast League AAA SDP 2011-07-18 2011-08-07

Sabr ID: 583e8955

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