Bruce Benedict

Bruce Edwin Benedict

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 18, 1955 in Birmingham, AL
School: University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round of the 1976 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1978 (Age 23)
Team: Braves 1978-1989

Final Game: September 11, 1989 (Age 34)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1978 ATL NL 22 C 22 16 10 141.0 96 81 14 1 1 .990 2 17 6.06 4.32 .985 6.17 6.12 0 4 16 11 41% 32% 0
1979 ATL NL 23 C 76 69 55 586.0 385 344 35 6 3 .984 -5 -10 5.82 4.99 .985 6.13 6.11 8 16 65 22 25% 34% 0
1980 ATL NL 24 C 120 111 93 968.2 585 502 76 7 6 .988 6 7 5.37 4.82 .983 6.09 6.10 11 20 76 44 37% 31% 1
1981 ATL NL 25 C 90 86 75 773.0 484 404 73 7 7 .986 6 9 5.55 5.30 .983 5.93 5.95 9 19 83 48 37% 33% 1 AS
1982 ATL NL 26 C 118 111 94 994.1 680 602 73 5 9 .993 5 6 6.11 5.72 .985 6.29 6.30 9 19 92 43 32% 32% 2
1983 ATL NL 27 C 134 128 111 1106.2 836 738 91 7 12 .992 4 4 6.74 6.19 .984 6.57 6.54 4 23 123 55 31% 33% 0 AS
1984 ATL NL 28 C 95 95 81 820.0 546 504 37 5 2 .991 -1 -1 5.94 5.69 .986 6.53 6.51 2 17 85 25 23% 31% 0
1985 ATL NL 29 C 70 67 50 566.0 353 314 35 4 1 .989 2 4 5.55 4.99 .987 6.42 6.42 1 9 65 24 27% 30% 1
1986 ATL NL 30 C 57 49 42 429.0 282 252 28 2 1 .993 3 8 5.87 4.91 .985 6.93 6.94 1 13 27 18 40% 32% 0
1987 ATL NL 31 C 35 28 24 256.0 188 165 21 2 3 .989 -1 -5 6.54 5.31 .987 6.94 6.90 1 5 36 10 22% 29% 1
1988 ATL NL 32 C 89 76 56 651.0 443 384 54 5 3 .989 5 9 6.06 4.92 .987 6.56 6.57 4 10 63 32 34% 29% 0
1989 ATL NL 33 C 65 56 38 489.0 403 361 40 2 2 .995 6 15 7.38 6.17 .986 6.67 6.68 5 9 41 28 41% 32% 0
12 Seasons C 971 892 729 7780.2 5281 4651 577 53 50 .990 32 5 6.05 5.38 .985 6.39 6.40 55 164 772 360 32% 32% 6
12 Seasons TOT 971 892 729 7780.2 5281 4651 577 53 50 .990 32 5 6.05 5.38 .985 6.39 6.40 55 164 772 360 32% 32% 6
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1978 ATL NL 22 C 2 17 2
1979 ATL NL 23 C -5 -10 -5
1980 ATL NL 24 C 6 7 6
1981 ATL NL 25 C 6 9 6
1982 ATL NL 26 C 5 6 5
1983 ATL NL 27 C 4 4 4
1984 ATL NL 28 C -1 -1 -1
1985 ATL NL 29 C 2 4 2
1986 ATL NL 30 C 3 8 3
1987 ATL NL 31 C -1 -5 -1
1988 ATL NL 32 C 5 9 5
1989 ATL NL 33 C 6 15 6
12 Seasons C 32 5 32
12 Seasons TOT 32 5 32

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 ATL NL 22 22 16 22 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1979 ATL NL 23 76 69 76 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1980 ATL NL 24 120 111 120 120 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1981 ATL NL 25 90 86 90 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 ATL NL 26 118 111 118 118 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 ATL NL 27 134 128 134 134 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 ATL NL 28 95 95 95 95 0 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 ATL NL 29 70 67 70 70 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 ATL NL 30 64 49 64 57 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1987 ATL NL 31 37 28 37 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1988 ATL NL 32 90 76 90 89 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1989 ATL NL 33 66 56 66 65 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 Seasons 982 892 982 971 0 971 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1978 ATL NL 22 609 3.64 4.47 12 100% 0 0 83 8 1 3 70 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 ATL NL 23 2506 3.79 4.48 25 100% 0 0 350 15 1 6 327 36 8 0 0 8 6 0 1 5 0 3 0 1 1 3 100%
1980 ATL NL 24 4044 3.52 3.87 57 98% 0 0 510 37 3 11 459 72 17 1 0 6 7 0 0 7 0 6 0 1 1 8 100%
1981 ATL NL 25 3251 3.36 3.82 48 98% 0 0 404 32 3 16 353 73 10 0 1 12 7 0 2 5 0 6 0 2 3 4 100%
1982 ATL NL 26 4185 3.63 4.04 51 98% 1 0 602 33 5 11 552 72 17 0 0 11 5 0 1 4 0 9 0 1 3 9 89%
1983 ATL NL 27 4707 3.70 4.01 64 98% 1 1 738 39 4 23 672 88 18 1 2 9 7 0 2 5 0 12 0 2 3 11 91%
1984 ATL NL 28 3476 3.41 4.06 33 97% 0 0 508 24 3 12 469 36 6 0 0 5 5 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 100%
1985 ATL NL 29 2438 3.83 4.40 19 100% 0 1 318 10 1 11 296 34 7 0 0 4 4 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1986 ATL NL 30 1847 4.13 4.83 14 93% 0 0 252 10 3 3 236 28 4 0 0 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 75%
1987 ATL NL 31 1133 4.99 5.59 15 100% 0 0 163 8 4 2 149 22 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 2 4 100%
1988 ATL NL 32 2787 3.93 4.23 38 95% 0 0 385 21 2 9 352 53 14 0 0 4 5 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 12 83%
1989 ATL NL 33 2060 3.52 4.07 21 100% 1 0 362 15 0 5 342 39 6 0 0 9 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 100%
12 Seasons 33043 3.69 4.17 397 98% 3 2 4675 252 30 112 4277 565 115 3 3 77 53 1 10 42 1 49 1 9 15 68 93%
MLB Averages 3.85 4.32 95% 90%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1978 ATL NL 22 0 4 239 16 11 10 41% 13 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 24 11 1.72 1.31
1979 ATL NL 23 8 16 865 65 22 17 25% 63 21 2 0 0 1 0 0 110 22 1.30 1.14
1980 ATL NL 24 11 20 1460 76 44 43 37% 73 38 3 6 0 0 1 0 129 52 1.60 1.56
1981 ATL NL 25 7 19 1200 83 48 46 37% 77 45 6 3 0 0 1 0 131 51 1.39 1.31
1982 ATL NL 26 8 19 1586 92 43 39 32% 86 35 5 8 1 0 2 0 145 50 1.46 1.21
1983 ATL NL 27 4 23 1758 123 54 53 31% 115 48 8 6 0 0 0 0 173 63 1.54 1.45
1984 ATL NL 28 3 17 1272 85 25 22 23% 81 24 4 1 0 0 0 0 120 26 1.37 1.15
1985 ATL NL 29 0 9 901 65 24 21 27% 57 20 8 2 0 2 1 1 89 26 1.27 1.25
1986 ATL NL 30 1 13 696 27 18 16 40% 24 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 47 20 1.40 1.24
1987 ATL NL 31 1 5 421 36 10 10 22% 33 10 3 0 0 0 1 0 48 10 1.31 1.13
1988 ATL NL 32 4 10 1048 63 33 31 34% 55 27 7 5 1 1 0 0 96 36 1.22 1.42
1989 ATL NL 33 5 9 725 41 28 24 41% 34 21 7 4 0 3 0 0 70 31 1.15 1.30
12 Seasons 52 164 12171 772 360 332 32% 711 316 59 37 2 7 6 1 1182 398 1.40 1.32
MLB Averages 33% 1.30 1.28



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1980 NL  120 (4th)
1981 NL  90 (5th)
1983 NL  134 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1983 NL  738 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1980 NL  76 (4th)
1981 NL  73 (1st)
1982 NL  73 (5th)
1983 NL  91 (3rd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1981 NL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1981 NL  7 (4th)
1982 NL  9 (4th)
1983 NL  12 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1980 NL  11 (2nd)
1981 NL  9 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1981 NL  83 (3rd)
1983 NL  123 (3rd)
Career  772 (65th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1981 NL  48 (1st)
1983 NL  55 (5th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1986 NL  40.0 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1980 NL  6 (5th)
1981 NL  6 (2nd)
1989 NL  6 (5th)
Career  32 (39th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1983 NL  6.74 (5th)
1989 NL  7.38 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1983 NL  6.19 (4th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1980 NL  .988 (4th)
1982 NL  .993 (1st)
1983 NL  .992 (3rd)
1984 NL  .991 (5th)
Career  .990 (91st)

                           

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