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Alan Benes    \BEN-ess\

Alan Paul Benes

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: January 21, 1972 in Evansville, IN
High School: Lake Forest HS (Lake Forest, IL)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft.
Signed July 19, 1993. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1995 (Age 23.241)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1996 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Cubs/Rangers 1995-2003

Final Game: May 28, 2003 (Age 31.127)
Relatives: Brother of Andy Benes
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1995 23 STL NL 1 2 .333 8.44 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 24 15 15 2 4 0 20 1 0 3 76 50 3.17 1.750 13.5 1.1 2.3 11.3 5.00
1996 24 STL NL 13 10 .565 4.90 34 32 1 3 1 0 191.0 192 120 104 27 87 3 131 7 1 5 840 85 5.11 1.461 9.0 1.3 4.1 6.2 1.51 RoY-7
1997 25 STL NL 9 9 .500 2.89 23 23 0 2 0 0 161.2 128 60 52 13 68 3 160 4 2 9 666 144 3.51 1.212 7.1 0.7 3.8 8.9 2.35
1998 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1999 27 STL NL 0 0 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1.13 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2000 28 STL NL 2 2 .500 5.67 30 0 16 0 0 0 46.0 54 33 29 7 23 2 26 2 0 5 214 83 5.61 1.674 10.6 1.4 4.5 5.1 1.13
2001 29 STL NL 2 0 1.000 7.36 9 1 4 0 0 0 14.2 14 12 12 5 12 0 10 0 0 0 68 60 8.57 1.773 8.6 3.1 7.4 6.1 0.83
2002 30 CHC NL 2 2 .500 4.35 7 7 0 0 0 0 39.1 42 22 19 3 12 1 32 0 0 2 167 94 3.24 1.373 9.6 0.7 2.7 7.3 2.67
2003 31 TOT MLB 0 3 .000 8.10 7 4 1 0 0 1 23.1 37 22 21 2 14 0 20 0 2 0 115 61 4.23 2.186 14.3 0.8 5.4 7.7 1.43
2003 31 CHC NL 0 0 2.16 3 0 1 0 0 1 8.1 8 2 2 0 6 0 9 0 1 0 36 209 3.03 1.680 8.6 0.0 6.5 9.7 1.50
2003 31 TEX AL 0 3 .000 11.40 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.0 29 20 19 2 8 0 11 0 1 0 79 45 4.90 2.467 17.4 1.2 4.8 6.6 1.38
8 Yrs 29 28 .509 4.59 115 70 24 5 1 1 494.0 493 284 252 59 220 9 401 14 5 24 2153 93 4.47 1.443 9.0 1.1 4.0 7.3 1.82
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .509 4.59 42 26 9 2 0 0 182 181 104 93 22 81 3 147 5 2 9 791 93 4.47 1.443 9.0 1.1 4.0 7.3 1.82
STL (6 yrs) 27 23 .540 4.42 101 59 23 5 1 0 431.1 414 240 212 54 194 8 349 14 3 22 1871 96 4.59 1.410 8.6 1.1 4.0 7.3 1.80
CHC (2 yrs) 2 2 .500 3.97 10 7 1 0 0 1 47.2 50 24 21 3 18 1 41 0 1 2 203 105 3.20 1.427 9.4 0.6 3.4 7.7 2.28
TEX (1 yr) 0 3 .000 11.40 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.0 29 20 19 2 8 0 11 0 1 0 79 45 4.90 2.467 17.4 1.2 4.8 6.6 1.38
NL (8 yrs) 29 25 .537 4.38 111 66 24 5 1 1 479.0 464 264 233 57 212 9 390 14 4 24 2074 97 4.46 1.411 8.7 1.1 4.0 7.3 1.84
AL (1 yr) 0 3 .000 11.40 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.0 29 20 19 2 8 0 11 0 1 0 79 45 4.90 2.467 17.4 1.2 4.8 6.6 1.38
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1995 23 STL NL 16.0 3 3 15 8.44 4.43 0.28 0.17 100.8 4.35 -7 -0.6 -0.0 -0.5 -6 .295 .496 $109,000
1996 24 STL NL 191.0 34 32 120 5.65 4.74 0.50 0.17 100.4 4.43 -25 -2.4 2.5 -0.2 -0.9 -9 .430 .485 $122,000 RoY-7
1997 25 STL NL 161.2 23 23 60 3.34 4.67 0.31 0.17 99.2 4.49 20 2.2 -0.1 3.5 35 .597 .514 $240,000
1999 27 STL NL 2.0 2 0 0 0.00 4.90 -0.01 -0.37 102.0 4.63 1 0.1 .1 -0.1 0.1 1 .551 .501 $550,000
2000 28 STL NL 46.0 30 0 33 6.46 5.13 0.31 -0.39 104.1 4.61 -10 -0.9 .5 0.1 -0.4 -5 .470 .494
2001 29 STL NL 14.2 9 1 12 7.36 4.86 0.39 -0.14 102.2 4.43 -5 -0.5 .2 0.1 -0.2 -3 .448 .497
2002 30 CHC NL 39.1 7 7 22 5.03 4.40 -0.37 0.17 97.0 4.79 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .482 .499
2003 31 CHC NL 8.1 3 0 2 2.16 4.64 -0.14 -0.34 115.3 5.11 3 0.3 .7 -0.1 0.3 3 .598 .502
2003 31 TEX AL 15.0 4 4 20 12.00 4.87 0.43 0.18 111.8 5.18 -11 -0.9 -0.0 -0.7 -10 .281 .495
8 Seasons 494.0 115 70 284 5.17 4.72 0.33 0.10 100.8 4.53 -35 -2.7 .5 -0.2 1.3 8 .476 .496 $1,021,000
STL (6 yrs) 431.1 101 59 240 5.01 4.75 0.40 0.10 100.4 4.47 -25 -2.0 .5 -0.1 1.5 12 .480 .496 $1,021,000
CHC (2 yrs) 47.2 10 7 24 4.53 4.45 -0.33 0.08 100.2 4.85 1 0.2 .7 -0.1 0.5 6 .517 .500
TEX (1 yr) 15.0 4 4 20 12.00 4.87 0.43 0.18 111.8 5.18 -11 -0.9 -0.0 -0.7 -10 .281 .495

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp 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
1996 24 STL NL NLCS L ATL 0 1 .000 2.84 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 2 2 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 25 0.789 4.3 0.0 2.8 7.1 2.50
1 NLCS 0 1 .000 2.84 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.1 3 2 2 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 25 0.789 4.3 0.0 2.8 7.1 2.50

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1995 23 STL NL 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1996 24 STL NL 34 70 61 4 9 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 25 .148 .175 .197 .371 -2 12 1 0 7 0 0 1 RoY-7
1997 25 STL NL 23 54 52 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 .173 .173 .212 .385 1 11 0 0 2 0 0 1
1998 Did not play in major leagues (Injured)
1999 27 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2000 28 STL NL 30 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 209 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 29 STL NL 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 161 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2002 30 CHC NL 7 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .077 .143 .077 .220 -39 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 31 TOT MLB 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 31 CHC NL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2003 31 TEX AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 115 151 139 6 22 6 0 0 8 0 0 3 53 .158 .176 .201 .377 -0 28 1 0 9 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 213 196 8 31 8 0 0 11 0 0 4 75 .158 .176 .201 .377 -0 39 1 0 13 0 0
STL (6 yrs) 101 136 125 6 21 6 0 0 8 0 0 2 45 .168 .181 .216 .397 4 27 1 0 9 0 0
CHC (2 yrs) 10 15 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .071 .133 .071 .205 -43 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEX (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 111 151 139 6 22 6 0 0 8 0 0 3 53 .158 .176 .201 .377 -0 28 1 0 9 0 0
AL (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1995 23 STL NL 3 6 -2 -0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $109,000 /1
1996 24 STL NL 34 70 -8 -0 -0 0 9 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 -0.0 1 $122,000 1 RoY-7
1997 25 STL NL 23 54 -8 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 $240,000 1
1999 27 STL NL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $550,000 /1
2000 28 STL NL 30 4 1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
2001 29 STL NL 9 2 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .505 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 /1
2002 30 CHC NL 7 14 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
2003 31 CHC NL 3 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2003 31 TEX AL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
8 Seasons 115 151 -20 -0 1 0 21 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 2 $1,021,000
STL (6 yrs) 101 136 -17 -0 1 0 19 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 $1,021,000
CHC (2 yrs) 10 15 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1
TEX (1 yr) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1996 24 STL NL NLCS ATL L 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1995 STL NL 23 P 3 3 0 16.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.56 0.33 .960 1.86 1.83 1 1 50% 30% 0
1996 STL NL 24 P 34 32 3 191.0 30 8 19 3 3 .900 1.27 0.79 .954 1.84 1.83 8 13 62% 28% 1 RoY-7
1997 STL NL 25 P 23 23 2 161.2 25 13 12 0 3 1.000 1.39 1.09 .953 1.85 1.84 10 12 55% 32% 0
1999 STL NL 27 P 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50 .950 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
2000 STL NL 28 P 30 0 0 46.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.20 .962 1.74 1.72 2 0 0% 32% 0
2001 STL NL 29 P 9 1 0 14.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.61 0.11 .960 1.78 1.73 0 1 100% 33% 0
2002 CHC NL 30 P 7 7 0 39.1 6 2 4 0 2 1.000 1.37 0.86 .963 1.83 1.81 3 1 25% 32% 0
2003 TOT MLB 31 P 7 4 0 23.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -17 1.54 0.57 .958 1.77 1.76 0 1 100% 30% 0
2003 CHC NL 31 P 3 0 0 8.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.08 0.33 .960 1.84 1.83 0 0 0
2003 TEX AL 31 P 4 4 0 15.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 -2 -27 1.80 0.75 .957 1.74 1.70 0 1 100% 30% 0
8 Seasons P 115 70 5 494.0 74 31 40 3 8 .959 -2 -17 1.29 0.62 .955 1.83 1.79 24 29 55% 30% 1
8 Seasons TOT 115 70 5 494.0 74 31 40 3 8 .959 -2 -51 1.29 0.62 .955 1.83 1.79 24 29 55% 30% 1
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Shutouts s c a p y
1996 NL  1 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1996 NL  27 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1996 NL  87 (7th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1996 NL  104 (5th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1997 NL  9 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2681), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2031), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1578th), 1.4 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 4, 1990: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 49th round of the 1990 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 3, 1993: Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1993 amateur draft. Player signed July 19, 1993.
  • December 21, 2001: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 16, 2002: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
  • May 9, 2003: Sent to the Texas Rangers by the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.
  • October 7, 2003: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 10, 2004: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • October 15, 2004: Granted Free Agency.
  • July 29, 2005: Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • October 15, 2006: Granted Free Agency.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1995 23 St. Louis Cardinals $109,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 24 St. Louis Cardinals $122,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $10,000 earned bonus
1997 25 St. Louis Cardinals $240,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 26 St. Louis Cardinals $550,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 27 St. Louis Cardinals $550,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,571,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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