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Kris Benson

Kristen James Benson

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 7, 1974 in Kennesaw, Georgia, US
High School: Sprayberry HS (Marietta, GA)
School: Clemson University (Clemson, SC)

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (1st) of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University (Clemson, SC).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1997: Rated #8 Prospect
Pre-1998: Rated #7 Prospect
Pre-1999: Rated #59 Prospect

Major League Stats

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Kris Benson
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Pitching: 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2010 / 2008

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
1997 22 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 8 7 .533 3.87 4.85 24 24 0 0 0 0 128.0 130 69 55 12 45 1 138 4 1 5 557 1.367 9.1 0.8 3.2 9.7 3.07
1997 22 -0.4 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 5 2 .714 2.58 3.03 10 10 0 0 0 0 59.1 49 20 17 1 13 0 72 2 1 3 241 1.045 7.4 0.2 2.0 10.9 5.54
1997 22 -2.0 Carolina SOUL AA PIT 3 5 .375 4.98 6.42 14 14 0 0 0 0 68.2 81 49 38 11 32 1 66 2 0 2 316 1.646 10.6 1.4 4.2 8.7 2.06
1998 23 -3.7 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 8 10 .444 5.37 5.88 28 28 0 1 1 0 156.0 162 102 93 26 50 5 129 5 0 9 689 1.359 9.3 1.5 2.9 7.4 2.58
1999 24 -4.4 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 11 14 .440 4.07 4.81 31 31 0 2 0 0 196.2 184 105 89 16 83 5 139 6 1 2 840 1.358 8.4 0.7 3.8 6.4 1.67
2000 25 -3.7 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 10 12 .455 3.85 4.30 32 32 0 2 1 0 217.2 206 104 93 24 86 5 184 10 0 5 936 1.342 8.5 1.0 3.6 7.6 2.14
2002 27 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT 1 2 .333 1.46 1.82 5 5 0 0 0 0 24.2 13 5 4 2 8 0 32 1 0 0 94 0.851 4.7 0.7 2.9 11.7 4.00
2002 27 2.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 0 1.000 1.29 1.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 25 0.714 6.4 1.3 0.0 9.0
2002 27 -0.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 0 2 .000 1.53 2.04 4 4 0 0 0 0 17.2 8 4 3 1 8 0 25 0 0 0 69 0.906 4.1 0.5 4.1 12.7 3.13
2002 27 -1.8 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 9 6 .600 4.70 5.25 25 25 0 0 0 0 130.1 152 76 68 18 50 8 79 3 1 3 576 1.550 10.5 1.2 3.5 5.5 1.58
2003 28 -0.8 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 5 9 .357 4.97 5.74 18 18 0 0 0 0 105.0 127 67 58 14 36 4 68 1 0 7 475 1.552 10.9 1.2 3.1 5.8 1.89
2004 29 -0.2 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-NYM 12 12 .500 4.31 4.76 31 31 0 1 1 0 200.1 202 106 96 15 61 8 134 10 0 5 854 1.313 9.1 0.7 2.7 6.0 2.20
2004 29 -0.2 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 8 8 .500 4.22 4.69 20 20 0 0 0 0 132.1 137 69 62 7 44 5 83 6 0 2 564 1.368 9.3 0.5 3.0 5.6 1.89
2004 29 -0.2 New York NL MLB NYM 4 4 .500 4.50 4.90 11 11 0 1 1 0 68.0 65 37 34 8 17 3 51 4 0 3 290 1.206 8.6 1.1 2.2 6.8 3.00
2005 30 7.0 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 10 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0
2005 30 0.8 New York NL MLB NYM 10 8 .556 4.13 4.44 28 28 0 0 0 0 174.1 171 86 80 24 49 5 95 4 0 4 737 1.262 8.8 1.2 2.5 4.9 1.94
2006 31 2.6 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 11 12 .478 4.82 5.16 30 30 0 3 0 0 183.0 199 105 98 33 58 2 88 7 0 6 781 1.404 9.8 1.6 2.9 4.3 1.52
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
2008 33 6.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI 1 6 .143 5.78 6.99 13 13 0 0 0 0 67.0 95 52 43 10 17 0 39 2 0 2 306 1.672 12.8 1.3 2.3 5.2 2.29
2008 33 9.9 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 0 2 .000 8.10 8.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 6.2 10 6 6 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 34 1.950 13.5 4.0 4.0 8.1 2.00
2008 33 5.8 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 1 4 .200 5.52 6.86 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 85 46 37 7 14 0 33 2 0 2 272 1.641 12.7 1.0 2.1 4.9 2.36
2009 34 7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 4 6 .400 5.25 5.86 12 11 0 1 0 0 73.2 83 48 43 6 24 0 53 3 0 3 323 1.452 10.1 0.7 2.9 6.5 2.21
2009 34 10.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 0 1 .000 5.40 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 21 1.200 9.0 1.8 1.8 7.2 4.00
2009 34 7.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 4 5 .444 5.24 5.90 11 10 0 1 0 0 68.2 78 45 40 5 23 0 49 2 0 3 302 1.471 10.2 0.7 3.0 6.4 2.13
2009 34 5.9 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 1 .500 8.46 9.27 8 2 2 0 0 0 22.1 33 23 21 6 12 0 11 3 0 0 114 2.015 13.3 2.4 4.8 4.4 0.92
2010 35 8.1 Reno PCL AAA ARI 1 2 .333 8.87 10.48 7 7 0 0 0 0 22.1 34 26 22 5 11 0 14 2 1 0 114 2.015 13.7 2.0 4.4 5.6 1.27
2010 35 6.3 Arizona NL MLB ARI 1 1 .500 5.14 5.79 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 18 9 8 2 6 0 8 1 0 1 67 1.714 11.6 1.3 3.9 5.1 1.33
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 70 75 .483 4.42 4.93 206 200 2 8 2 0 1243.2 1292 681 611 152 441 37 806 45 2 33 5380 1.393 9.3 1.1 3.2 5.8 1.83
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 23 33 .411 4.93 5.73 90 89 0 2 1 0 474.2 517 302 260 61 155 6 409 18 2 19 2093 1.416 9.8 1.2 2.9 7.8 2.64
All Levels (12 Seasons) 93 108 .463 4.56 5.15 296 289 2 10 3 0 1718.1 1809 983 871 213 596 43 1215 63 4 52 7473 1.400 9.5 1.1 3.1 6.4 2.04
A+ (3 seasons) Minors 5 4 .556 3.00 3.39 13 13 0 0 0 0 69.0 59 26 23 4 16 0 82 3 1 3 285 1.087 7.7 0.5 2.1 10.7 5.13
AA (3 seasons) Minors 4 6 .400 4.69 5.91 16 16 0 0 0 0 80.2 91 53 42 13 33 1 77 4 0 2 362 1.537 10.2 1.5 3.7 8.6 2.33
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 14 23 .378 5.40 6.18 61 60 0 2 1 0 325.0 367 223 195 44 106 5 250 11 1 14 1446 1.455 10.2 1.2 2.9 6.9 2.36

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
1997 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT 24 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1997 22 -0.4 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 22 -2.4 Carolina SOUL AA PIT 14 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1998 23 -3.9 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 28 27 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 .042 .080 .042 .122 1 0 0 2 0 0
1999 24 -4.9 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 31 74 65 7 10 3 0 0 7 0 0 3 24 .154 .191 .200 .391 13 1 0 6 0 0
2000 25 -4.1 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 32 79 65 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 29 .092 .157 .123 .280 8 0 1 9 0 0
2002 27 1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT 5 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 27 2.6 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 27 -0.1 Nashville PCL AAA PIT 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 27 -2.5 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 27 44 40 3 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .175 .175 .200 .375 8 0 0 4 0 0
2003 28 -1.5 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 18 37 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 .000 .032 .000 .032 0 1 0 6 0 0
2004 29 -0.4 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-NYM 31 75 58 3 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 26 .138 .167 .138 .305 8 0 0 15 0 0
2004 29 -0.4 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 20 50 39 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 17 .179 .200 .179 .379 7 0 0 10 0 0
2004 29 -0.4 New York NL MLB NYM 11 25 19 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9 .053 .100 .053 .153 1 0 0 5 0 0
2005 30 7.0 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 30 0.6 New York NL MLB NYM 28 61 49 4 9 1 0 0 6 0 0 5 22 .184 .273 .204 .477 10 0 1 6 0 0
2006 31 1.9 Baltimore AL MLB BAL 30 9 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .444 .556 4 0 0 0 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
2008 33 5.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI 13 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 10.1 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 33 5.7 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 9.9 Frisco TL AA TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 7.4 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 34 5.0 Texas AL MLB TEX 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 35 8.0 Reno PCL AAA ARI 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0
2010 35 6.2 Arizona NL MLB ARI 3 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 1 0 0
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 208 385 321 23 42 7 0 1 22 0 0 15 127 .131 .175 .162 .337 52 2 2 47 0 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 90 52 44 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .023 .065 .023 .088 1 0 0 6 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 298 437 365 24 43 7 0 1 23 0 0 17 152 .118 .161 .145 .307 53 2 2 53 0 0
A+ (3 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 16 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 61 38 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 .030 .086 .030 .116 1 0 0 3 0 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
1997 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ PIT P 24 19 8 9 2 0 .895 0.71 10 2 17%
1997 22 Lynchburg CARL A+ PIT P 10 12 6 4 2 0 .833 1.00 4 0 0%
1997 22 Carolina SOUL AA PIT P 14 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.50 6 2 25%
1998 23 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 28 32 15 16 1 0 .969 1.11 17 0 0%
1999 24 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 31 197.0 44 15 27 2 6 .955 1.92 1.35
2000 25 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 32 218.0 38 8 28 2 0 .947 1.49 1.13
2002 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA PIT P 5 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.20 2 1 33%
2002 27 Altoona EL AA PIT P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0%
2002 27 Nashville PCL AAA PIT P 4 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25 1 1 50%
2002 27 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 25 130.0 25 12 11 2 2 .920 1.59 0.92
2003 28 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 18 105.0 17 6 10 1 2 .941 1.37 0.89
2004 29 2 Teams NL MLB PIT-NYM P 31 200.0 43 17 25 1 2 .977 1.89 1.35
2004 29 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 20 132.0 31 12 19 0 2 1.000 2.11 1.55
2004 29 New York NL MLB NYM P 11 68.0 12 5 6 1 0 .917 1.46 1.00
2005 30 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM P 1 1 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00 1 0 0%
2005 30 New York NL MLB NYM P 28 174.0 36 7 29 0 2 1.000 1.86 1.29
2006 31 Baltimore AL MLB BAL P 30 183.0 42 15 25 2 2 .952 1.97 1.33
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
2008 33 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ PHI P 13 13 67.0 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1.88 1.08 13 5 28%
2008 33 Clearwater FLOR A+ PHI P 2 2 6.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.35 0.50 2 1 33%
2008 33 Lehigh Valley IL AAA PHI P 11 11 60.1 13 4 9 0 1 1.000 1.94 1.18 11 4 27%
2009 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX P 12 11 73.2 15 4 11 0 2 1.000 1.83 1.25 12 4 25%
2009 34 Frisco TL AA TEX P 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 1 100%
2009 34 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX P 11 10 68.2 15 4 11 0 2 1.000 1.97 1.36 12 3 20%
2009 34 Texas AL MLB TEX P 8 22.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.38
2010 35 Reno PCL AAA ARI P 7 7 22.1 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 2.42 0.86 6 0 0%
2010 35 Arizona NL MLB ARI P 3 14.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.67
MLB (9 seasons) MLB P 206 1243.0 250 83 157 10 16 .960 1.74 1.17
Minors (7 seasons) Minors P 90 32 166.0 88 35 50 3 3 .966 1.95 0.94 61 12 16%
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 296 32 1409.0 338 118 207 13 19 .962 1.76 1.10 61 12 16%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1997 22 Carolina Mudcats Southern League AA
1997 22 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League A+
1998 23 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA
1999 24 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1999-04-09 1999-10-03
2000 25 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 2000-04-05 2000-10-01
2001 26 Injured
2002 27 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA
2002 27 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA 2002-04-05 2002-05-02
2002 27 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 2002-05-13 2002-09-22
2003 28 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 2003-03-31 2003-07-17
2004 29 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 2004-04-07 2004-07-26
2004 29 New York Mets National League MLB 2 2004-07-31 2004-10-01
2005 30 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ 2005-04-29 2005-04-29
2005 30 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2005-05-05 2005-09-30
2006 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 2006-04-06 2006-09-27
2008 33 Clearwater Threshers Florida State League A+ 2008-06-19 2008-06-24
2008 33 Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League AAA 2008-06-29 2008-08-27
2009 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 2009-04-10 2009-06-06
2009 34 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA 2009-05-03 2009-05-03
2009 34 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA 2009-07-11 2009-09-04
2010 35 Reno Aces Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-04-12 2010-08-04
2010 35 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB 1 2010-04-17 2010-04-28

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