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Butch Benton

Alfred Lee Benton

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 24, 1957 in Tampa, FL
High School: Godby HS (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1975 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1978 (Age 21.021, 11,735th in MLB history)
Teams (by GP): Indians/Mets/Cubs 1978-1985

Last Game: June 15, 1985 (Age 27.295)
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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
1978 20 NYM NL 4 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100 217 2 0 1 0 0 0 /2
1980 22 NYM NL 12 24 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .048 .167 .048 .214 -36 1 1 1 0 0 0 /2
1982 24 CHC NL 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -20 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
1985 27 CLE AL 31 73 67 5 12 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 9 .179 .208 .239 .447 23 16 1 0 1 2 2 2
4 Yrs 51 109 99 6 16 4 0 0 10 0 0 5 14 .162 .213 .202 .415 16 20 2 2 1 2 2
162 Game Avg. 162 346 314 19 51 13 0 0 32 0 0 16 44 .162 .213 .202 .415 16 64 6 6 3 6 6
NYM (2 yrs) 16 29 25 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .120 .241 .120 .361 6 3 1 2 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 31 73 67 5 12 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 9 .179 .208 .239 .447 23 16 1 0 1 2 2
CHC (1 yr) 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -20 1 0 0 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 20 36 32 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 4 1 2 0 0 0
AL (1 yr) 31 73 67 5 12 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 9 .179 .208 .239 .447 23 16 1 0 1 2 2

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
1978 20 NYM NL 4 5 1 -0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .521 .501 0.1 0.0 1 /2
1980 22 NYM NL 12 24 -4 -0 -0 -1 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .456 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 /2
1982 24 CHC NL 4 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1985 27 CLE AL 31 73 -8 -1 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .476 .495 -0.5 0.2 -5 2
4 Seasons 51 109 -12 -1 0 -1 2 -12 -1.3 4 -8 -0.9 .475 .496 -0.8 0.1 -7
NYM (2 yrs) 16 29 -3 -0 -0 -1 0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .473 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2
CLE (1 yr) 31 73 -8 -1 0 0 1 -7 -0.7 2 -5 -0.5 .476 .495 -0.5 0.2 -5
CHC (1 yr) 4 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

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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 NYM NL 20 C 1 0 0 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.14 4.00 .985 6.17 6.10 0 0 0 0 0
1980 NYM NL 22 C 8 5 3 46.0 31 27 2 2 0 .935 -1 -26 5.67 3.63 .983 6.08 6.10 1 2 5 1 17% 31% 0
1982 CHC NL 24 C 4 1 1 16.2 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 11.34 5.25 .985 6.32 6.30 0 0 2 0 0% 32% 0
1985 CLE AL 27 C 26 22 18 184.0 92 75 13 4 1 .957 0 0 4.30 3.38 .987 6.05 5.99 5 2 11 6 35% 33% 2
4 Seasons C 39 28 22 253.2 148 126 16 6 1 .959 -1 -5 5.04 3.64 .986 6.08 6.05 6 4 18 7 28% 32% 2
4 Seasons TOT 39 28 22 253.2 148 126 16 6 1 .959 -1 -5 5.04 3.64 .986 6.08 6.05 6 4 18 7 28% 32% 2
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Youngest s c a p y
1978 NL  born 1957-08-24 (5th)

                                         

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