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Benny Distefano

Benito James Distefano

Positions: Pinch Hitter, First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 23, 1962 in Brooklyn, NY
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
Drafted
by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round of the 1982 amateur draft (January Secondary). (All Transactions)
Debut: May 18, 1984 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Astros 1984-1992

Final Game: August 5, 1992 (Age 30)
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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
1984 22 PIT NL 45 86 78 10 13 1 2 3 9 0 1 5 13 .167 .226 .346 .572 59 27 3 1 2 0 1 39/7
1986 24 PIT NL 31 42 39 3 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 .179 .190 .282 .473 28 11 0 0 0 2 0 /93
1988 26 PIT NL 16 33 29 6 10 3 1 1 6 0 0 3 4 .345 .394 .621 1.015 191 18 1 0 0 1 1 /39
1989 27 PIT NL 96 176 154 12 38 8 0 2 15 1 0 17 30 .247 .333 .338 .671 96 52 6 3 2 0 3 3/29
1992 30 HOU NL 52 66 60 4 14 0 2 0 7 0 0 5 14 .233 .303 .300 .603 76 18 1 1 0 0 1 /739
5 Yrs 240 403 360 35 82 13 5 7 42 1 1 31 66 .228 .296 .350 .646 85 126 11 5 4 3 6
162 Game Avg. 162 272 243 24 55 9 3 5 28 1 1 21 45 .228 .296 .350 .646 85 85 7 3 3 2 4
PIT (4 yrs) 188 337 300 31 68 13 3 7 35 1 1 26 52 .227 .294 .360 .654 87 108 10 4 4 3 5
HOU (1 yr) 52 66 60 4 14 0 2 0 7 0 0 5 14 .233 .303 .300 .603 76 18 1 1 0 0 1

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
1984 22 PIT NL 45 86 -3 -0 0 4 -2 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .496 .499 -0.3 0.2 -2 39/7
1986 24 PIT NL 31 42 -4 -0 0 0 -0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 $66,000 /93
1988 26 PIT NL 16 33 3 0 0 -2 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.4 -0.2 4 $62,500 /39
1989 27 PIT NL 96 176 -2 0 -0 -6 -1 -9 -1.1 6 -4 -0.6 .489 .493 0.2 -0.9 3 $85,000 3/29
1992 30 HOU NL 52 66 -2 0 0 -0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 /739
5 Seasons 240 403 -8 0 0 -4 -4 -16 -1.8 13 -3 -0.5 .493 .497 -0.1 -1.1 2 $213,500
PIT (4 yrs) 188 337 -6 0 0 -4 -4 -13 -1.5 11 -2 -0.4 .492 .496 0.0 -1.0 2 $213,500
HOU (1 yr) 52 66 -2 0 0 -0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .494 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -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
1984 PIT NL 22 OF 20 11 7 111.2 37 33 2 2 1 .946 4 41 2.82 1.75 .979 2.27 2.26
1984 PIT NL 22 1B 17 2 2 60.1 63 55 7 1 5 .984 -0 -2 9.25 3.65 .992 9.86 9.83
1984 PIT NL 22 RF 15 10 6 85.0 28 26 1 1 1 .964 3 48 2.86 1.80 .979 2.06 2.06
1984 PIT NL 22 LF 7 1 1 26.2 10 8 1 1 0 .900 0 18 3.04 1.29 .971 2.02 2.01
1986 PIT NL 24 OF 9 5 3 45.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 2.60 1.44 .979 2.20 2.19
1986 PIT NL 24 RF 9 5 3 45.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 11 2.60 1.44 .977 2.00 2.00
1986 PIT NL 24 1B 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 8.10 10.00
1988 PIT NL 26 1B 5 5 3 36.1 41 38 3 0 1 1.000 -1 -33 10.16 8.20 .991 9.96 9.98
1988 PIT NL 26 OF 2 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -74 2.08 1.50 .983 2.28 2.30
1988 PIT NL 26 RF 2 1 1 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -74 2.08 1.50 .980 2.08 2.05
1989 PIT NL 27 1B 48 30 21 284.0 324 302 16 6 21 .981 -5 -23 10.08 6.63 .992 9.75 9.76
1989 PIT NL 27 C 3 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -200 3.00 0.67 .985 6.60 6.67 1 1 1 0 0% 32% 0
1989 PIT NL 27 OF 1 1 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.00 1.00 .980 2.30 2.30
1989 PIT NL 27 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
1992 HOU NL 30 OF 12 5 2 49.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 3.12 1.42 .983 2.33 2.34
1992 HOU NL 30 LF 7 3 0 27.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.23 1.86 .979 2.15 2.16
1992 HOU NL 30 1B 6 2 0 23.0 25 23 2 0 4 1.000 0 10 9.78 4.17 .993 9.74 9.77
1992 HOU NL 30 RF 5 2 2 21.1 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 1.69 0.80 .980 2.07 2.08
5 Seasons 1B 77 39 26 404.0 453 418 28 7 31 .985 -6 -19 9.94 5.79 .992 9.78 9.79
5 Seasons OF 44 23 14 227.2 71 66 3 2 1 .972 3 16 2.73 1.57 .980 2.27 2.27
5 Seasons RF 32 19 13 173.1 48 45 2 1 1 .979 3 19 2.44 1.47 .979 2.05 2.05
2 Seasons LF 14 4 1 54.1 23 21 1 1 0 .957 0 9 3.64 1.57 .976 2.09 2.09
1 Season C 3 0 0 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -200 3.00 0.67 .985 6.60 6.67 1 1 1 0 0% 32% 0
5 Seasons TOT 124 62 40 637.2 526 486 31 9 32 .983 -4 -8 7.30 4.17 .990 7.07 7.05 1 1 1 0 0% 32% 0
Lg 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
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

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1984 NL  3 (3rd)

                                         

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
198624Pittsburgh Pirates$66,0001986 USA Today survey
198826Pittsburgh Pirates$62,50012/13/88 NYT
198927Pittsburgh Pirates$85,0001989 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$213,500
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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