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Butch Benton

Alfred Lee Benton

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 24, 1957 in Tampa, Florida, United States
High School: Godby HS (Tallahassee, FL)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (6th) of the 1975 MLB June Amateur Draft from Godby HS (Tallahassee, FL).

Major League Stats

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
1975 17 -2.4 Marion APPY Rk NYM 45 167 145 25 36 11 1 2 18 1 0 18 38 .248 .347 .379 .727 55 4 0 0
1976 18 -2.9 Wausau MIDW A NYM 120 494 431 43 105 14 1 8 63 6 5 48 78 .244 .326 .336 .662 145 8 0 7
1977 19 -3.1 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-AA-AAA NYM 120 469 415 58 132 31 4 6 64 5 4 36 49 .318 .388 .455 .843 189 14 0 4
1977 19 -2.5 Lynchburg CARL A NYM 59 261 233 40 80 18 4 3 46 4 3 19 27 .343 .402 .494 .896 115 6 0 3
1977 19 -3.9 Jackson TL AA NYM 60 207 181 18 52 13 0 3 18 1 1 17 21 .287 .372 .409 .781 74 8 0 1
1977 19 -6.0 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
1978 20 -2.8 Jackson TL AA NYM 106 414 360 49 99 31 2 6 44 14 6 44 61 .275 .352 .422 .774 152 2 2 6
1978 20 -7.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 4 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100 2 0 1 0 0 0
1979 21 -3.9 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 94 340 313 39 62 9 1 3 25 13 1 18 54 .198 .252 .262 .514 82 5 3 1
1980 22 -2.8 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 67 262 240 36 63 15 2 5 34 3 6 6 36 .263 .291 .404 .696 97 5 8 3
1980 22 -6.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 12 24 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .048 .167 .048 .214 1 1 1 0 0 0
1981 23 -1.8 Iowa AA AAA CHC 70 222 203 25 41 8 1 6 20 2 1 15 35 .202 .262 .340 .602 69 2 1 1 2
1982 24 -1.0 Iowa AA AAA CHC 85 314 291 36 96 17 4 11 57 6 3 11 45 .330 .356 .529 .885 154 2 8 2 1
1982 24 -4.5 CHC NL MLB CHC 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983 25 -0.6 Wichita AA AAA MON 125 476 460 66 137 29 2 9 51 5 6 12 41 .298 .321 .428 .750 197 4 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
1984 26 0.5 Evansville AA AAA DET 109 364 350 38 98 20 0 6 41 10 9 8 45 .280 .300 .389 .689 136 2 4 0 3
1985 27 1.3 Maine IL AAA CLE 48 200 187 16 53 10 1 2 30 2 1 7 15 .283 .317 .380 .696 71 3 1 2 2
1985 27 -1.9 CLE AL MLB CLE 31 73 67 5 12 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 9 .179 .208 .239 .447 16 1 0 1 2 2
1991 33 7.1 Toledo IL AAA DET 9 31 30 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .133 .161 .133 .295 4 0 1 0 0 0
MLB (4 seasons) MLB 51 109 99 6 16 4 0 0 10 0 0 5 14 .162 .213 .202 .415 20 2 2 1 2 2
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 998 3753 3425 432 926 195 19 64 447 67 42 223 506 .270 .322 .394 .717 1351 0 52 27 26 8
All Levels (12 Seasons) 1049 3862 3524 438 942 199 19 64 457 67 42 228 520 .267 .319 .389 .708 1371 2 54 28 28 10
A (2 seasons) Minors 179 755 664 83 185 32 5 11 109 10 8 67 105 .279 .352 .392 .744 260 14 0 10
AA (2 seasons) Minors 166 621 541 67 151 44 2 9 62 15 7 61 82 .279 .359 .418 .776 226 10 2 7
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 608 2210 2075 257 554 108 11 42 258 41 27 77 281 .267 .300 .390 .690 810 0 24 25 9 8
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
1975 17 Marion APPY Rk NYM C 40 323 284 27 12 2 .963 7.78 10
1976 18 Wausau MIDW A NYM 1B 3 28 25 1 2 2 .929 8.67
1976 18 Wausau MIDW A NYM C 89 624 527 69 28 6 .955 6.70 36
1977 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA NYM C 95 638 541 83 14 7 .978 6.57 23
1977 19 Lynchburg CARL A NYM C 48 322 277 36 9 3 .972 6.52 16
1977 19 Jackson TL AA NYM C 47 316 264 47 5 4 .984 6.62 7
1978 20 Jackson TL AA NYM C 97 782 672 91 19 13 .976 7.87 19
1978 20 NYM NL MLB NYM C 1 7.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 5.14 4.00 0 0 0
1979 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 82 453 406 38 9 8 .980 5.41 15
1980 22 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 1B 5 37 33 2 2 4 .946 7.00
1980 22 Tidewater IL AAA NYM C 39 248 220 23 5 4 .980 6.23 8
1980 22 Tidewater IL AAA NYM OF 8 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 0.88
1980 22 NYM NL MLB NYM C 8 46.0 31 27 2 2 0 .935 5.67 3.63 1 5 1 17%
1981 23 Iowa AA AAA CHC C 64 407 353 40 14 3 .966 6.14 8
1982 24 Iowa AA AAA CHC C 68 406 354 38 14 2 .966 5.76 10
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
1982 24 CHC NL MLB CHC C 4 17.0 21 20 1 0 0 1.000 11.12 5.25 0 2 0 0%
1983 25 Wichita AA AAA MON 1B 8 48 43 3 2 2 .958 5.75
1983 25 Wichita AA AAA MON C 60 378 333 39 6 2 .984 6.20 2
1983 25 Wichita AA AAA MON OF 29 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 1.03
1984 26 Evansville AA AAA DET 1B 7 51 46 4 1 2 .980 7.14
1984 26 Evansville AA AAA DET 2B 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1984 26 Evansville AA AAA DET 3B 7 5 1 4 0 1 1.000 0.71
1984 26 Evansville AA AAA DET C 73 389 323 49 17 7 .956 5.10 5
1984 26 Evansville AA AAA DET OF 13 15 10 2 3 0 .800 0.92
1985 27 Maine IL AAA CLE C 28 141 116 20 5 0 .965 4.86 4
1985 27 CLE AL MLB CLE C 26 184.0 92 75 13 4 1 .957 4.30 3.38 5 11 6 35%
1991 33 Toledo IL AAA DET C 9 66 52 11 3 0 .955 7.00 1
MLB (4 seasons) MLB C 39 254.0 148 126 16 6 1 .959 5.03 3.64 6 18 7 28%
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 1B 23 164 147 10 7 10 .957 6.83
Minors (12 seasons) Minors C 744 4855 4181 528 146 54 .970 6.33 141
Minors (3 seasons) Minors OF 50 52 44 5 3 0 .942 0.98
All Levels (4 Seasons) 1B 23 164 147 10 7 10 .957 6.83
All Levels (12 Seasons) C 783 254.0 5003 4307 544 152 55 .970 5.03 6.20 147 18 7 28%
All Levels (3 Seasons) OF 50 52 44 5 3 0 .942 0.98
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: c6094d48

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