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Joe Benson

William Joseph Benson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 5, 1988 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
High School: Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Joliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2011: Rated #100 Prospect
Pre-2012: Rated #99 Prospect
Prospect Ratings by BaseballProspectus.com:
Pre-2012: Rated #90 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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
2006 18 -2.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN 60 240 215 32 56 11 5 5 29 10 10 21 47 .260 .329 .428 .757 92 3 2 0 2 0
2006 18 -1.9 Twins GULF Rk MIN 52 221 196 30 51 11 5 5 28 9 10 21 41 .260 .335 .444 .779 87 3 2 0 2 0
2006 18 -3.8 Beloit MIDW A MIN 8 19 19 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 .263 .263 .263 .526 5 0 0 0 0 0
2007 19 -2.5 Beloit MIDW A MIN 122 507 432 73 110 18 8 5 38 18 16 49 124 .255 .347 .368 .715 159 3 15 6 5 0
2008 20 -1.6 Beloit MIDW A MIN 69 290 254 39 63 16 3 4 27 17 11 24 73 .248 .326 .382 .708 97 5 7 2 3 0
2009 21 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN 82 334 268 47 76 10 3 5 29 15 8 48 74 .284 .414 .399 .813 107 3 13 3 2 3
2009 21 1.4 Twins GULF Rk MIN 2 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .200 .429 .200 .629 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 21 -1.5 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 80 327 263 46 75 10 3 5 29 14 7 46 74 .285 .414 .403 .817 106 3 13 3 2 3
2010 22 -2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN 123 519 459 81 119 31 8 27 62 19 9 47 136 .259 .343 .538 .881 247 5 12 0 1 1
2010 22 -0.7 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 21 96 85 16 25 11 1 4 13 5 0 8 21 .294 .375 .588 .963 50 1 3 0 0 0
2010 22 -2.3 New Britain EL AA MIN 102 423 374 65 94 20 7 23 49 14 9 39 115 .251 .336 .527 .862 197 4 9 0 1 1
2010 22 -0.5 Peoria Saguaros AZFL Fal 17 60 55 9 13 6 0 1 5 1 0 3 16 .236 .300 .400 .700 22 0 2 0 0 0
2011 23 -1.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-Rk MIN 114 483 409 71 116 29 4 16 67 14 10 58 111 .284 .387 .491 .879 201 16 13 0 3 4
2011 23 3.0 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 11 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 .222 .364 .333 .697 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 -1.3 New Britain EL AA MIN 111 472 400 69 114 28 4 16 67 13 9 56 109 .285 .388 .495 .883 198 16 13 0 3 4
2011 23 -3.6 Aragua VEWL FgW 17 62 51 8 11 4 2 0 4 1 1 9 15 .216 .355 .373 .727 19 0 2 0 0 0
2011 23 -5.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 21 74 71 3 17 6 1 0 2 2 2 3 21 .239 .270 .352 .622 25 1 0 0 0 0
2012 24 -1.1 4 Teams 4 Lgs AA-AAA-A+-Rk MIN 76 312 277 30 56 13 3 6 36 13 4 30 81 .202 .288 .336 .624 93 8 4 0 1 1
2012 24 4.3 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 9 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 .375 .444 .500 .944 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
2012 24 1.2 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 8 38 33 7 10 3 0 1 8 4 0 5 9 .303 .395 .485 .880 16 0 0 0 0 1
2012 24 -0.4 New Britain EL AA MIN 37 157 141 13 26 6 1 3 20 4 3 13 43 .184 .268 .305 .572 43 5 3 0 0 0
2012 24 -3.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 28 108 95 9 17 3 2 2 8 4 0 11 27 .179 .269 .316 .584 30 3 1 0 1 0
2013 25 -0.2 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk MIN-TEX 86 344 307 48 66 14 5 7 30 9 3 29 99 .215 .294 .362 .655 111 5 6 0 2 2
2013 25 5.3 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX 7 30 24 10 10 3 0 1 5 2 0 4 5 .417 .500 .667 1.167 16 0 1 0 1 0
2013 25 1.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 37 150 132 18 27 4 3 5 16 3 1 15 44 .205 .293 .394 .687 52 0 2 0 1 2
2013 25 -2.1 Rochester IL AAA MIN 42 164 151 20 29 7 2 1 9 4 2 10 50 .192 .256 .285 .541 43 5 3 0 0 0
2014 26 1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIA 129 507 424 71 110 23 4 10 62 15 5 59 99 .259 .361 .403 .764 171 7 13 3 8 1
2014 26 1.5 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA 124 498 417 71 110 23 4 10 62 15 4 57 96 .264 .364 .410 .774 171 7 13 3 8 1
2014 26 -0.6 New Orleans PCL AAA MIA 5 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .222 .000 .222 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM-ATL 95 354 302 50 75 18 2 4 33 11 1 40 63 .248 .351 .361 .712 109 6 9 1 2 0
2015 27 Sugar Land ATLL Ind 5 21 20 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 .200 .238 .250 .488 5 0 0 0 0
2015 27 2.6 Binghamton EL AA NYM 54 217 184 32 46 10 1 4 24 7 1 25 36 .250 .355 .380 .735 70 3 6 0 2 0
2015 27 0.2 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 41 137 118 18 29 8 1 0 9 4 0 15 27 .246 .346 .331 .676 39 3 3 1 0 0
Minors (10 seasons) Minors 956 3890 3347 542 847 183 45 89 413 141 77 405 907 .253 .347 .414 .762 1387 61 94 15 29 12
Other (2 seasons) Other 22 81 75 12 17 7 0 1 6 2 0 4 18 .227 .284 .360 .644 27 0 2 0 0 0
All Levels (10 Seasons) 1016 4107 3544 565 892 200 48 90 425 146 80 421 961 .252 .345 .411 .756 1458 62 98 15 29 12
Rk (5 seasons) Minors 67 278 242 44 67 16 5 6 33 14 13 30 50 .277 .360 .459 .818 111 3 3 0 3 0
A (3 seasons) Minors 199 816 705 114 178 34 11 9 66 36 27 73 203 .252 .338 .370 .708 261 8 22 8 8 0
A+ (3 seasons) Minors 109 461 381 69 110 24 4 10 50 23 7 59 104 .289 .404 .451 .855 172 4 16 3 2 4
AA (6 seasons) Minors 465 1917 1648 268 417 91 20 61 238 56 27 205 443 .253 .349 .444 .793 731 35 46 3 15 8
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 116 418 371 47 75 18 5 3 26 12 3 38 107 .202 .288 .302 .590 112 11 7 1 1 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
2006 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A MIN CF 47 46 398.1 130 122 3 5 0 .962 2.82 2.66
2006 18 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 45 44 387.1 124 116 3 5 0 .960 2.77 2.64
2006 18 Twins GULF Rk MIN RF 3 3 20.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.44 0.33
2006 18 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 2 2 11.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 4.91 3.00
2007 19 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 109 109 919.2 243 230 7 6 3 .975 2.32 2.17
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN C 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN CF 39 39 329.1 78 70 6 2 2 .974 2.08 1.95
2008 20 Beloit MIDW A MIN RF 30 29 252.0 54 45 8 1 0 .981 1.89 1.77
2009 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN CF 37 34 307.0 78 76 1 1 0 .987 2.26 2.08
2009 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-Rk MIN LF 6 6 46.0 10 9 0 1 0 .900 1.76 1.50
2009 21 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 1 1 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 1.00
2009 21 Twins GULF Rk MIN LF 1 1 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 36 33 301.0 77 75 1 1 0 .987 2.27 2.11
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN LF 5 5 41.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.54 1.40
2009 21 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 37 36 307.0 78 73 3 2 1 .974 2.23 2.05
2010 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN CF 71 70 599.2 174 164 6 4 1 .977 2.55 2.39
2010 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN RF 43 43 353.2 96 86 8 2 2 .979 2.39 2.19
2010 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 19 19 166.2 44 43 0 1 0 .977 2.32 2.26
2010 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 2 2 10.0 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.50
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
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 52 51 433.0 130 121 6 3 1 .977 2.64 2.44
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 4 4 32.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.84 0.75
2010 22 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 41 41 343.2 91 82 7 2 2 .978 2.33 2.17
2010 22 Peoria Saguaros AZFL Fal LF 1 1 8.0 4 3 0 1 0 .750 3.38 3.00
2010 22 Peoria Saguaros AZFL Fal RF 13 11 100.0 27 25 1 1 0 .963 2.34 2.00
2011 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-Rk MIN CF 85 84 715.0 227 216 9 2 5 .991 2.83 2.65
2011 23 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 2 2 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.69 0.50
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 83 82 702.0 226 215 9 2 5 .991 2.87 2.70
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 7 7 55.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 1.96 1.71
2011 23 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 10 10 80.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 2.00
2011 23 Aragua VEWL FgW CF 17 16 136.0 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 2.18
2011 23 MIN AL MLB MIN CF 2
2011 23 MIN AL MLB MIN LF 11
2011 23 MIN AL MLB MIN OF 20 165.0 46 44 0 2 0 .957 2.40 2.20
2011 23 MIN AL MLB MIN RF 7
2012 24 4 Teams 4 Lgs AAA-AA-A+-Rk MIN CF 41 39 334.0 102 101 1 0 0 1.000 2.75 2.49
2012 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ MIN RF 18 17 149.2 42 38 4 0 2 1.000 2.53 2.33
2012 24 Twins GULF Rk MIN CF 1 1 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00
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
2012 24 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN CF 4 4 38.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.88 2.00
2012 24 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN RF 4 4 35.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.86 3.75
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN CF 10 10 83.0 35 35 0 0 0 1.000 3.80 3.50
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN LF 11 11 86.0 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 1.78 1.55
2012 24 New Britain EL AA MIN RF 14 13 114.2 27 23 4 0 2 1.000 2.12 1.93
2012 24 Rochester IL AAA MIN CF 26 24 207.2 57 56 1 0 0 1.000 2.47 2.19
2013 25 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-Rk MIN-TEX CF 46 45 392.1 95 90 5 0 2 1.000 2.18 2.07
2013 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX-MIN RF 25 23 194.0 43 39 3 1 1 .977 1.95 1.68
2013 25 Rangers ARIZ Rk TEX CF 5 5 35.0 7 5 2 0 1 1.000 1.80 1.40
2013 25 Frisco TL AA TEX CF 20 20 172.2 43 41 2 0 1 1.000 2.24 2.15
2013 25 Frisco TL AA TEX RF 18 16 135.0 29 25 3 1 1 .966 1.87 1.56
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN CF 21 20 184.2 45 44 1 0 0 1.000 2.19 2.14
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN LF 14 12 105.1 19 15 2 2 0 .895 1.45 1.21
2013 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN RF 7 7 59.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.14 2.00
2014 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIA RF 64 59 521.1 158 150 5 3 3 .981 2.68 2.42
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA CF 42 38 322.2 103 98 4 1 1 .990 2.85 2.43
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA LF 28 18 166.1 29 27 2 0 1 1.000 1.57 1.04
2014 26 Jacksonville SOUL AA MIA RF 62 58 510.0 157 149 5 3 3 .981 2.72 2.48
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
2014 26 New Orleans PCL AAA MIA RF 2 1 11.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.79 0.50
2015 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM-ATL CF 29 26 225.0 67 65 1 1 0 .985 2.64 2.28
2015 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA ATL-NYM DH 7
2015 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM-ATL LF 18 14 133.0 32 30 1 1 0 .969 2.10 1.72
2015 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM-ATL OF 81 79 694.0 194 183 4 7 1 .964 2.43 2.31
2015 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA ATL-NYM RF 40 39 336.0 95 88 2 5 1 .947 2.41 2.25
2015 27 Sugar Land ATLL Ind CF 1
2015 27 Sugar Land ATLL Ind OF 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
2015 27 Sugar Land ATLL Ind RF 5
2015 27 Binghamton EL AA NYM CF 27 24 209.0 62 61 1 0 0 1.000 2.67 2.30
2015 27 Binghamton EL AA NYM DH 3
2015 27 Binghamton EL AA NYM LF 13 10 95.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.89 1.54
2015 27 Binghamton EL AA NYM OF 49 48 423.0 104 101 1 2 0 .981 2.17 2.08
2015 27 Binghamton EL AA NYM RF 15 14 119.0 22 20 0 2 0 .909 1.51 1.33
2015 27 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL CF 2 2 16.0 5 4 0 1 0 .800 2.25 2.00
2015 27 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL DH 4
2015 27 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL LF 5 4 38.0 12 10 1 1 0 .917 2.61 2.20
2015 27 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL OF 32 31 271.0 90 82 3 5 1 .944 2.82 2.66
2015 27 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL RF 25 25 217.0 73 68 2 3 1 .959 2.90 2.80
Minors (10 seasons) Minors CF 546 530 4543.0 1297 1232 43 22 14 .983 2.53 2.34
Minors (1 season) Minors DH 7
Minors (7 seasons) Minors LF 88 72 623.2 122 110 8 4 2 .967 1.70 1.34
Minors (1 season) Minors OF 81 79 694.0 194 183 4 7 1 .964 2.43 2.31
Minors (9 seasons) Minors RF 270 259 2214.0 587 538 35 14 10 .976 2.33 2.12
Other (2 seasons) Other RF 18 11 100.0 27 25 1 1 0
All Levels (10 Seasons) CF 566 546 4679.0 1334 1268 44 22 14
All Levels (1 Season) DH 7
All Levels (7 Seasons) LF 100 73 631.2 126 113 8 5 2
All Levels (2 Seasons) OF 106 79 859.0 249 236 4 9 1 .964 2.42 2.26
All Levels (9 Seasons) RF 295 270 2314.0 614 563 36 15 10
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2006 18 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk 2006-06-20 2006-08-19
2006 18 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A 2006-08-21 2006-09-04
2007 19 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A 2007-04-07 2007-09-03
2008 20 Beloit Snappers Midwest League A 2008-04-04 2008-06-26
2009 21 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2009-04-09 2009-09-06
2009 21 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk 2009-07-05 2009-07-06
2010 22 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2010-04-08 2010-09-05
2010 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2010-05-17 2010-06-15
2010 22 Peoria Saguaros Arizona Fall League Fal 2010-10-12 2010-11-17
2011 23 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2011-04-07 2011-09-05
2011 23 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk 2011-07-01 2011-07-04
2011 23 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2011-09-06 2011-09-28
2011 23 Tigres de Aragua Venezuelan Winter League FgW 2011-10-12 2011-11-04
2012 24 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2012-04-05 2012-05-05
2012 24 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2012-05-08 2012-08-17
2012 24 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk 2012-06-28 2012-07-06
2012 24 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2012-07-07 2012-07-15
2013 25 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2013-04-04 2013-05-21
2013 25 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA 2013-05-26 2013-08-31
2013 25 AZL Rangers Arizona League Rk 2013-07-17 2013-07-24
2014 26 Jacksonville Suns Southern League AA 2014-04-03 2014-09-01
2014 26 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA 2014-06-16 2014-06-20
2015 27 Gwinnett Braves International League AAA 2015-04-09 2015-06-07
2015 27 Sugar Land Skeeters Atlantic League Ind 2015-07-01 2015-07-05
2015 27 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA 2015-07-11 2015-09-07

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