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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
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

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
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
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
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%
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
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
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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