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Todd Benzinger

Todd Eric Benzinger (Mercedes)

Positions: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 11, 1963 in Dayton, KY
High School: New Richmond HS (New Richmond, OH)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 1981 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 21, 1987 (Age 24.130)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Giants/RedSox/Dodgers/Royals 1987-1995

Final Game: May 14, 1995 (Age 32.092)
Relatives: Nephew of Don Gross
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Standard Batting

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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
1987 24 BOS AL 73 253 223 36 62 11 1 8 43 5 4 22 41 .278 .344 .444 .788 106 99 5 2 3 3 3 97/83
1988 25 BOS AL 120 436 405 47 103 28 1 13 70 2 3 22 80 .254 .293 .425 .718 96 172 8 1 6 2 4 39/7D
1989 26 CIN NL 161 686 628 79 154 28 3 17 76 3 7 44 120 .245 .293 .381 .674 89 239 5 2 4 8 13 *3
1990 27 CIN NL 118 408 376 35 95 14 2 5 46 3 4 19 69 .253 .291 .340 .631 70 128 3 4 2 7 4 37
1991 28 TOT MLB 129 451 416 36 109 18 5 3 51 4 6 27 66 .262 .310 .351 .661 83 146 7 3 2 3 4 37/D
1991 28 CIN NL 51 136 123 7 23 3 2 1 11 2 0 10 20 .187 .244 .268 .513 42 33 2 0 1 2 2 37
1991 28 KCR AL 78 315 293 29 86 15 3 2 40 2 6 17 46 .294 .338 .386 .723 100 113 5 3 1 1 2 3/D
1992 29 LAD NL 121 313 293 24 70 16 2 4 31 2 4 15 54 .239 .272 .348 .620 76 102 6 0 0 5 1 397
1993 30 SFG NL 86 194 177 25 51 7 2 6 26 0 0 13 35 .288 .332 .452 .784 112 80 2 0 1 3 1 3/75
1994 31 SFG NL 107 352 328 32 87 13 2 9 31 2 1 17 84 .265 .304 .399 .703 87 131 3 2 3 2 4 *3
1995 32 SFG NL 9 13 10 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 .200 .308 .500 .808 114 5 0 0 0 1 1 /3
9 Yrs 924 3106 2856 316 733 135 18 66 376 21 29 181 552 .257 .301 .386 .687 88 1102 39 14 21 34 35
162 Game Avg. 162 545 501 55 129 24 3 12 66 4 5 32 97 .257 .301 .386 .687 88 193 7 2 4 6 6
SFG (3 yrs) 202 559 515 59 140 20 4 16 59 2 1 32 122 .272 .314 .419 .733 96 216 5 2 4 6 6
CIN (3 yrs) 330 1230 1127 121 272 45 7 23 133 8 11 73 209 .241 .287 .355 .642 77 400 10 6 7 17 19
BOS (2 yrs) 193 689 628 83 165 39 2 21 113 7 7 44 121 .263 .312 .432 .743 100 271 13 3 9 5 7
KCR (1 yr) 78 315 293 29 86 15 3 2 40 2 6 17 46 .294 .338 .386 .723 100 113 5 3 1 1 2
LAD (1 yr) 121 313 293 24 70 16 2 4 31 2 4 15 54 .239 .272 .348 .620 76 102 6 0 0 5 1
NL (7 yrs) 653 2102 1935 204 482 81 13 43 223 12 16 120 385 .249 .292 .371 .663 82 718 21 8 11 28 26
AL (3 yrs) 271 1004 921 112 251 54 5 23 153 9 13 61 167 .273 .320 .417 .737 100 384 18 6 10 6 9

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
1987 24 BOS AL 73 253 1 -1 0 6 -3 3 0.3 9 12 1.2 .504 .502 0.6 0.3 6 $62,500 97/83
1988 25 BOS AL 120 436 -6 -1 0 -1 -7 -14 -1.5 15 0 -0.1 .487 .490 0.0 -0.8 1 $85,000 39/7D
1989 26 CIN NL 161 686 -9 -5 2 -1 -9 -22 -2.8 22 -0 -0.5 .484 .484 -0.4 -1.3 1 $160,000 *3
1990 27 CIN NL 118 408 -16 -2 2 -6 -6 -27 -2.9 13 -14 -1.6 .475 .482 -1.2 -1.2 -8 $325,000 37
1991 28 CIN NL 51 136 -10 0 1 -3 -2 -14 -1.6 4 -10 -1.2 .469 .490 -0.9 -0.5 -7 $705,000 37
1991 28 KCR AL 78 315 -1 -1 0 2 -4 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .495 .498 0.5 -0.2 5 3/D
1992 29 LAD NL 121 313 -10 -1 0 -1 -4 -16 -1.9 9 -6 -0.9 .485 .489 -0.8 -0.7 -5 $1,150,000 397
1993 30 SFG NL 86 194 2 -1 1 -4 -2 -4 -0.4 6 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.5 -0.6 6 $500,000 3/75
1994 31 SFG NL 107 352 -7 -1 1 -4 -5 -16 -1.7 11 -5 -0.6 .485 .490 -0.2 -0.9 -1 $700,000 *3
1995 32 SFG NL 9 13 -0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /3
9 Seasons 924 3106 -56 -13 8 -11 -41 -113 -12.6 101 -12 -2.7 .486 .490 -1.8 -5.7 -2 $3,687,500
SFG (3 yrs) 202 559 -5 -3 2 -7 -7 -20 -2.0 17 -2 -0.3 .490 .494 0.3 -1.4 5 $1,200,000
CIN (3 yrs) 330 1230 -35 -7 5 -10 -16 -63 -7.3 39 -24 -3.3 .478 .484 -2.4 -3.0 -14 $1,190,000
BOS (2 yrs) 193 689 -5 -2 0 5 -10 -11 -1.1 24 12 1.1 .494 .495 0.6 -0.4 7 $147,500
KCR (1 yr) 78 315 -1 -1 0 2 -4 -3 -0.3 11 8 0.8 .495 .498 0.5 -0.2 5
LAD (1 yr) 121 313 -10 -1 0 -1 -4 -16 -1.9 9 -6 -0.9 .485 .489 -0.8 -0.7 -5 $1,150,000

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
1988 25 BOS AL ALCS OAK L 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 2 0 0 0 0
1990 27 CIN NL NLCS PIT W 5 11 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .455 .333 .788 3 0 0 0 0 2
1990 ❍ 27 CIN NL WS OAK W 4 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 13 34 31 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .194 .265 .194 .458 6 3 0 0 0 2
1 NLCS 5 11 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .455 .333 .788 3 0 0 0 0 2
1 ALCS 4 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 2 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 1 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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 Awards
1987 BOS AL 24 OF 61 55 48 497.1 154 146 6 2 2 .987 6 14 2.75 2.49 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 BOS AL 24 RF 47 45 42 400.2 116 112 3 1 2 .991 2 7 2.58 2.45 .979 2.12 2.10
1987 BOS AL 24 LF 14 5 5 60.2 21 18 3 0 0 1.000 1 24 3.12 1.50 .974 2.11 2.08
1987 BOS AL 24 CF 5 5 1 36.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 2 80 4.00 3.20 .986 2.70 2.68
1987 BOS AL 24 1B 2 1 1 10.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 5.00 .992 9.54 9.50
1988 BOS AL 25 1B 85 57 52 559.2 563 520 38 5 47 .991 -4 -8 8.97 6.56 .992 9.57 9.49
1988 BOS AL 25 OF 48 42 23 339.0 83 82 0 1 0 .988 3 10 2.18 1.71 .979 2.47 2.45
1988 BOS AL 25 RF 43 40 21 309.0 73 72 0 1 0 .986 2 7 2.10 1.67 .974 2.24 2.22
1988 BOS AL 25 LF 5 2 2 30.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 44 2.70 1.80 .977 2.25 2.24
1988 BOS AL 25 DH 1 1
1989 CIN NL 26 1B 158 158 151 1413.0 1497 1417 73 7 96 .995 -1 -1 9.49 9.43 .992 9.75 9.76
1990 CIN NL 27 1B 95 82 70 746.0 765 707 52 6 58 .992 -4 -6 9.16 7.99 .992 9.59 9.53
1990 CIN NL 27 LF 10 8 6 74.0 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -41 3.16 2.60 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 CIN NL 27 OF 10 8 6 74.0 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -41 3.16 2.60 .981 2.40 2.37
1991 TOT MLB 28 1B 96 86 83 792.1 830 774 51 5 64 .994 0 0 9.37 8.59 .992 9.76 9.74
1991 CIN NL 28 1B 21 16 13 143.0 138 123 13 2 7 .986 -2 -19 8.56 6.48 .992 9.79 9.75
1991 CIN NL 28 LF 15 11 6 94.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 2.19 1.53 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 CIN NL 28 OF 15 11 6 94.1 23 23 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 2.19 1.53 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 KCR AL 28 1B 75 70 70 649.1 692 651 38 3 57 .996 2 5 9.55 9.19 .992 9.75 9.74
1991 KCR AL 28 DH 1 1
1992 LAD NL 29 OF 51 49 28 395.0 88 86 1 1 0 .989 -2 -7 1.98 1.71 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 LAD NL 29 1B 42 13 12 174.0 194 177 17 0 17 1.000 1 7 10.03 4.62 .993 9.75 9.76
1992 LAD NL 29 RF 33 32 17 257.1 48 47 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -14 1.68 1.45 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 LAD NL 29 LF 18 17 11 137.2 41 40 0 1 0 .976 1 6 2.62 2.22 .979 2.16 2.16
1993 SFG NL 30 1B 40 27 26 280.2 304 289 15 0 27 1.000 -4 -18 9.75 7.60 .992 9.68 9.61
1993 SFG NL 30 LF 7 4 3 42.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 20 2.14 1.43 .975 2.10 2.10
1993 SFG NL 30 OF 7 4 3 42.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 20 2.14 1.43 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 SFG NL 30 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
1994 SFG NL 31 1B 99 81 76 757.0 839 780 54 5 69 .994 -4 -6 9.92 8.42 .992 9.73 9.67
1995 SFG NL 32 1B 5 1 1 16.0 15 15 0 0 3 1.000 0 30 8.44 3.00 .993 9.67 9.66
9 Seasons 1B 622 506 472 4748.2 5017 4688 301 28 381 .994 -15 -4 9.46 8.02 .992 9.70 9.66
6 Seasons OF 192 169 114 1441.2 384 373 7 4 2 .990 4 3 2.37 1.98 .981 2.36 2.35
3 Seasons RF 123 117 80 967.0 237 231 4 2 2 .992 1 1 2.19 1.91 .977 2.15 2.14
6 Seasons LF 69 47 33 438.2 130 126 3 1 0 .992 1 2 2.65 1.87 .978 2.16 2.15
1 Season CF 5 5 1 36.0 17 16 0 1 0 .941 2 80 4.00 3.20 .986 2.70 2.68
2 Seasons DH 2 2
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
9 Seasons TOT 815 675 586 6191.1 5401 5061 308 32 383 .994 -11 -2 7.80 6.59 .991 7.99 7.93
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1989 NL  161 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
1989 NL  628 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1989 NL  686 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1989 NL  120 (7th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1989 NL  8 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1989 NL  498 (1st)

Putoutss c a p y
1989 NL  1,417 (3rd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1989 NL  158 (3rd)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1989 NL  1,417 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1991 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
Career  9.46 (74th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1989 NL  .995 (3rd)
1994 NL  .994 (2nd)
Career  .994 (32nd)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (760), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 2 (2197), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2301), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (1007th), -2.7 career WAR/-0.2 7yr-peak WAR/-1.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1987 24 Boston Red Sox $62,500 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 25 Boston Red Sox $85,000* ?
1989 26 Cincinnati Reds $160,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 27 Cincinnati Reds $325,000 ? USA Today
1991 28 Cincinnati Reds $705,000 ? 1991 USA Today
1992 29 Los Angeles Dodgers $1,150,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 30 San Francisco Giants $500,000 ? USA Today
1994 31 San Francisco Giants $700,000 ? 4/5/94 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,687,500
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $88,000 - 12/13/88 NYT - 4/1/88 USAT: $85,000
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.

Name Translations

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Portuguese: Todd Benzinger estatísticas

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Name and misspellings: Todd Eric Mercedes Todd Benzinger

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