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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, Indiana, United States
High School: Lake Forest HS (Lake Forest, IL)
School: Creighton University (Omaha, NE)

Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 49th round of the 1990 MLB June Amateur Draft from Lake Forest HS (Lake Forest, IL) and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (16th) of the 1993 MLB June Amateur Draft from Creighton University (Omaha, NE).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1995: Rated #14 Prospect
Pre-1996: Rated #5 Prospect

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1993 21 0.0 Glens Falls NYPL A- STL 0 4 .000 3.65 4.86 7 7 0 0 0 0 37.0 39 20 15 2 14 0 29 2 1 2 162 1.432 9.5 0.5 3.4 7.1 2.07
1994 22 -1.4 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-A+-A-AAA STL 17 3 .850 2.28 2.89 30 30 0 2 0 0 205.2 144 66 52 10 52 0 184 7 2 11 796 0.953 6.3 0.4 2.3 8.1 3.54
1994 22 0.5 Savannah SALL A STL 2 0 1.000 1.48 1.85 4 4 0 0 0 0 24.1 21 5 4 1 7 0 24 1 0 1 95 1.151 7.8 0.4 2.6 8.9 3.43
1994 22 -0.5 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ STL 7 1 .875 1.61 2.07 11 11 0 0 0 0 78.1 55 18 14 0 15 0 69 2 1 4 299 0.894 6.3 0.0 1.7 7.9 4.60
1994 22 -2.1 Arkansas TL AA STL 7 2 .778 2.98 3.90 13 13 0 1 0 0 87.2 58 38 29 8 26 0 75 4 1 3 341 0.958 6.0 0.8 2.7 7.7 2.88
1994 22 -4.4 Louisville AA AAA STL 1 0 1.000 2.93 2.93 2 2 0 1 0 0 15.1 10 5 5 1 4 0 16 0 0 3 61 0.913 5.9 0.6 2.3 9.4 4.00
1995 23 -4.2 Louisville AA AAA STL 4 2 .667 2.41 2.57 11 11 0 2 1 0 56.0 37 16 15 5 14 1 54 1 0 2 215 0.911 5.9 0.8 2.2 8.7 3.86
1995 23 -4.9 STL NL MLB STL 1 2 .333 8.44 8.44 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 24 15 15 2 4 0 20 1 0 3 76 1.750 13.5 1.1 2.2 11.2 5.00
1996 24 -4.4 STL NL MLB STL 13 10 .565 4.90 5.65 34 32 1 3 1 0 191.0 192 120 104 27 87 3 131 7 1 5 840 1.461 9.0 1.3 4.1 6.2 1.51
1997 25 -3.1 STL NL MLB STL 9 9 .500 2.89 3.34 23 23 0 2 0 0 161.2 128 60 52 13 68 3 160 4 2 9 666 1.212 7.1 0.7 3.8 8.9 2.35
1999 27 2.2 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-A+-AA STL 0 1 .000 3.60 4.20 7 7 0 0 0 0 15.0 15 7 6 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 62 1.467 9.0 0.0 4.2 3.0 0.71
1999 27 4.5 Potomac CARL A+ STL 0 0 1.80 1.80 2 2 0 0 0 0 5.0 1 1 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 18 1.000 1.8 0.0 7.2 3.6 0.50
1999 27 3.1 Arkansas TL AA STL 0 0 6.23 6.23 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1.615 12.5 0.0 2.1 0.0 0.00
1999 27 0.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 0 1 .000 3.18 4.76 3 3 0 0 0 0 5.2 8 3 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 25 1.765 12.7 0.0 3.2 4.8 1.50
1999 27 -1.4 STL NL MLB STL 0 0 0.00 0.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2000 28 0.9 Memphis PCL AAA STL 1 2 .333 5.95 7.09 9 8 0 0 0 0 39.1 45 31 26 7 21 0 26 1 0 3 179 1.678 10.3 1.6 4.8 5.9 1.24
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2000 28 -0.7 STL NL MLB STL 2 2 .500 5.67 6.46 30 0 16 0 0 0 46.0 54 33 29 7 23 2 26 2 0 5 214 1.674 10.6 1.4 4.5 5.1 1.13
2001 29 1.9 Memphis PCL AAA STL 7 6 .538 3.55 4.50 25 25 0 1 0 0 142.0 164 71 56 13 51 1 96 7 0 2 637 1.514 10.4 0.8 3.2 6.1 1.88
2001 29 0.1 STL NL MLB STL 2 0 1.000 7.36 7.36 9 1 4 0 0 0 14.2 14 12 12 5 12 0 10 0 0 0 68 1.773 8.6 3.1 7.4 6.1 0.83
2002 30 2.9 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 10 9 .526 5.65 6.29 28 19 3 0 0 0 113.0 130 79 71 17 53 0 85 4 1 5 512 1.619 10.4 1.4 4.2 6.8 1.60
2002 30 1.2 CHC NL MLB CHC 2 2 .500 4.35 5.03 7 7 0 0 0 0 39.1 42 22 19 3 12 1 32 0 0 2 167 1.373 9.6 0.7 2.7 7.3 2.67
2003 31 2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-CHC 0 3 .000 8.10 8.49 7 4 1 0 0 1 23.1 37 22 21 2 14 0 20 0 2 0 115 2.186 14.3 0.8 5.4 7.7 1.43
2003 31 3.8 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 7 7 .500 5.37 5.84 19 17 0 2 0 0 114.0 129 74 68 13 44 1 81 1 0 5 498 1.518 10.2 1.0 3.5 6.4 1.84
2003 31 2.2 CHC NL MLB CHC 0 0 2.16 2.16 3 0 1 0 0 1 8.1 8 2 2 0 6 0 9 0 1 0 36 1.680 8.6 0.0 6.5 9.7 1.50
2003 31 2.4 TEX AL MLB TEX 0 3 .000 11.40 12.00 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.0 29 20 19 2 8 0 11 0 1 0 79 2.467 17.4 1.2 4.8 6.6 1.38
2004 32 4.6 Memphis PCL AAA STL 8 10 .444 5.60 5.71 28 27 0 0 0 0 160.2 193 102 100 27 79 2 94 5 0 12 726 1.693 10.8 1.5 4.4 5.3 1.19
2005 33 8.5 Springfield TL AA STL 1 0 1.000 5.49 5.95 15 0 7 0 0 0 19.2 20 13 12 5 7 0 16 0 0 3 86 1.373 9.2 2.3 3.2 7.3 2.29
2006 34 7.1 Memphis PCL AAA STL 5 6 .455 4.75 5.56 30 4 12 0 0 0 66.1 67 41 35 15 23 5 45 1 0 4 286 1.357 9.1 2.0 3.1 6.1 1.96
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 29 28 .509 4.59 5.17 115 70 24 5 1 1 494.0 493 284 252 59 220 9 401 14 5 24 2153 1.443 9.0 1.1 4.0 7.3 1.82
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 60 50 .545 4.24 4.83 209 155 22 7 1 0 968.2 983 520 456 114 365 10 715 29 4 49 4159 1.392 9.1 1.1 3.4 6.6 1.96
All Levels (13 Seasons) 89 78 .533 4.36 4.95 324 225 46 12 2 1 1462.2 1476 804 708 173 585 19 1116 43 9 73 6312 1.409 9.1 1.1 3.6 6.9 1.91
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 7 1 .875 1.62 2.05 13 13 0 0 0 0 83.1 56 19 15 0 19 0 71 2 1 4 317 0.900 6.0 0.0 2.1 7.7 3.74
AA (3 seasons) Minors 8 2 .800 3.55 4.35 30 15 7 1 0 0 111.2 84 54 44 13 34 0 91 4 1 6 446 1.057 6.8 1.0 2.7 7.3 2.68
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 43 43 .500 4.78 5.33 155 116 15 6 1 0 712.1 783 422 378 98 291 10 500 20 1 36 3139 1.508 9.9 1.2 3.7 6.3 1.72

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1993 21 0.0 Glens Falls NYPL A- STL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 22 -2.3 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-AAA-A+-A STL 30 28 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .043 .120 .043 .163 1 0 2 3 0 0
1994 22 0.7 Savannah SALL A STL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 22 -0.4 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ STL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 22 -1.9 Arkansas TL AA STL 13 22 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 0 2 0 0 0
1994 22 -4.8 Louisville AA AAA STL 2 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 3 0 0
1995 23 -4.1 Louisville AA AAA STL 11 11 10 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .900 1.200 9 0 0 1 0 0
1995 23 -5.2 STL NL MLB STL 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 24 -4.7 STL NL MLB STL 34 70 61 4 9 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 25 .148 .175 .197 .371 12 1 0 7 0 0
1997 25 -3.7 STL NL MLB STL 23 54 52 1 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 .173 .173 .212 .385 11 0 0 2 0 0
1999 27 3.0 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-A+-AAA STL 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 4.4 Potomac CARL A+ STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 3.0 Arkansas TL AA STL 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 0.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 27 -1.9 STL NL MLB STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 28 0.9 Memphis PCL AAA STL 10 13 10 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .364 .400 .764 4 0 0 2 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2000 28 -1.1 STL NL MLB STL 30 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 3 0 0 0 0 0
2001 29 1.7 Memphis PCL AAA STL 25 29 27 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .185 .185 .222 .407 6 0 0 2 0 0
2001 29 -0.3 STL NL MLB STL 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002 30 2.9 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 28 18 16 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .188 .188 .250 .438 4 0 0 2 0 0
2002 30 0.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 7 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .077 .143 .077 .220 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB CHC-TEX 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 3.7 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 19 37 35 2 7 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 9 .200 .194 .314 .509 11 0 0 1 1 0
2003 31 1.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 31 2.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 32 4.8 Memphis PCL AAA STL 29 39 30 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .133 .182 .133 .315 4 0 0 6 1 0
2005 33 8.6 Springfield TL AA STL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 34 7.2 Memphis PCL AAA STL 30 10 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 4 0 0
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 115 151 139 6 22 6 0 0 8 0 0 3 53 .158 .176 .201 .377 28 1 0 9 0 0
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 211 186 158 11 27 4 0 3 15 0 0 3 49 .171 .194 .253 .447 40 0 2 21 2 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 326 337 297 17 49 10 0 3 23 0 0 6 102 .165 .186 .229 .415 68 1 2 30 2 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (3 seasons) Minors 30 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .087 .000 .087 0 0 2 0 0 0
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 157 163 137 11 27 4 0 3 15 0 0 3 42 .197 .211 .292 .503 40 0 0 21 2 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1993 21 Glens Falls NYPL A- STL P 7 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.29
1994 22 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-A+-A-AAA STL P 30 54 22 30 2 3 .963 1.73 12 9 43%
1994 22 Savannah SALL A STL P 4 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 0.75 4 3 43%
1994 22 St. Petersburg FLOR A+ STL P 11 20 8 12 0 1 1.000 1.82 4 2 33%
1994 22 Arkansas TL AA STL P 13 28 10 16 2 1 .929 2.00 4 4 50%
1994 22 Louisville AA AAA STL P 2 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 0 0
1995 23 Louisville AA AAA STL P 11 11 6 5 0 1 1.000 1.00 2 2 50%
1995 23 STL NL MLB STL P 3 16.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.56 0.33
1996 24 STL NL MLB STL P 34 191.0 30 8 19 3 3 .900 1.27 0.79
1997 25 STL NL MLB STL P 23 162.0 25 13 12 0 3 1.000 1.39 1.09
1999 27 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-A+-AA STL P 7 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.14 1 3 75%
1999 27 Potomac CARL A+ STL P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 67%
1999 27 Arkansas TL AA STL P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0
1999 27 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 100%
1999 27 STL NL MLB STL P 2 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 0.50
2000 28 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 9 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.78 2 3 60%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2000 28 STL NL MLB STL P 30 46.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.20
2001 29 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 25 25 16 7 2 2 .920 0.92 7 6 46%
2001 29 STL NL MLB STL P 9 15.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.60 0.11
2002 30 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 28 27 6 19 2 3 .926 0.89 11 5 31%
2002 30 CHC NL MLB CHC P 7 39.0 6 2 4 0 2 1.000 1.38 0.86
2003 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-CHC P 7 23.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 1.57 0.57
2003 31 Iowa PCL AAA CHC P 19 32 7 24 1 1 .969 1.63 5 2 29%
2003 31 CHC NL MLB CHC P 3 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.33
2003 31 TEX AL MLB TEX P 4 15.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.75
2004 32 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 28 37 9 27 1 3 .973 1.29
2005 33 Springfield TL AA STL P 15 0 19.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.92 0.13 2 1 33%
2006 34 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 30 4 66.1 15 8 6 1 2 .933 1.90 0.47 3 2 40%
MLB (8 seasons) MLB P 115 494.0 74 31 40 3 8 .959 1.29 0.62
Minors (11 seasons) Minors P 209 4 86.0 213 77 127 9 15 .958 1.67 0.98 45 33 42%
All Levels (13 Seasons) P 324 4 580.0 287 108 167 12 23 .958 1.35 0.85 45 33 42%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1993 21 Glens Falls Redbirds New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1994 22 Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League A
1994 22 St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League A+
1994 22 Louisville Redbirds American Association AAA
1994 22 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA
1995 23 Louisville Redbirds American Association AAA
1995 23 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1995-09-19 1995-09-30
1996 24 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1996-04-04 1996-09-25
1997 25 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1997-04-03 1997-07-30
1998 26 Injured
1999 27 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 27 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA
1999 27 Potomac Cannons Carolina League A+
1999 27 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1999-09-10 1999-09-18
2000 28 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA
2000 28 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2000-04-14 2000-09-30
2001 29 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2001-04-07 2001-09-03
2001 29 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 2001-05-23 2001-09-24
2002 30 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA 2002-04-04 2002-08-17
2002 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2002-08-27 2002-09-28
2003 31 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA
2003 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB 1 2003-04-17 2003-05-04
2003 31 Texas Rangers American League MLB 2 2003-05-10 2003-05-28
2004 32 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2004-04-13 2004-09-06
2005 33 Springfield Cardinals Texas League AA 2005-07-31 2005-09-04
2006 34 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA 2006-04-06 2006-09-01

Sabr ID: d9b19631

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