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Benny Distefano

Benito James Distefano

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

Born: January 23, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX), the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 1981 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX) and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round of the 1982 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase from Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX).

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
1982 20 -1.0 Greenwood SALL A PIT 136 566 477 74 138 23 8 15 89 11 4 85 58 .289 .396 .465 .862 222 1 1 2 8
1983 21 -2.0 Lynn EL AA PIT 137 556 480 71 130 19 7 25 92 2 4 63 40 .271 .357 .496 .853 238 5 2 6 5
1984 22 -3.2 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 66 270 240 40 73 13 8 6 33 2 1 24 14 .304 .378 .500 .878 120 5 0 1 6
1984 22 -6.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 45 86 78 10 13 1 2 3 9 0 1 5 13 .167 .226 .346 .572 27 3 1 2 0 1
1985 23 -2.3 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 136 552 480 74 114 27 8 14 67 5 2 69 53 .238 .334 .415 .749 199 1 1 1 11
1986 24 -1.5 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 111 452 402 58 104 25 9 13 57 2 4 41 45 .259 .329 .463 .792 186 3 2 4 6
1986 24 -4.5 PIT NL MLB PIT 31 42 39 3 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 .179 .190 .282 .473 11 0 0 0 2 0
1987 25 -1.1 Vancouver PCL AAA PIT 130 527 431 67 120 20 4 15 77 7 6 77 53 .278 .402 .448 .850 193 15 0 4 7
1988 26 -0.4 Buffalo AA AAA PIT 135 550 482 69 127 26 1 19 63 6 5 50 58 .263 .344 .440 .784 212 12 1 5 6
1988 26 -2.1 PIT NL MLB PIT 16 33 29 6 10 3 1 1 6 0 0 3 4 .345 .394 .621 1.015 18 1 0 0 1 1
1989 27 0.7 Buffalo AA AAA PIT 5 20 17 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 .235 .350 .294 .644 5 1 0 0 0
1989 27 -1.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 96 176 154 12 38 8 0 2 15 1 0 17 30 .247 .333 .338 .671 52 6 3 2 0 3
1990 28 -0.1 Chunichi JPCL Fgn 56 200 181 18 39 4 0 5 14 1 2 10 33 .215 .270 .320 .591 58 2 4 4 1 1
1991 29 3.1 Rochester IL AAA BAL 124 477 427 52 114 23 2 18 83 5 2 41 52 .267 .335 .457 .791 195 6 4 2 3 7
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
1992 30 3.4 2 Teams PCL AAA SEA-HOU 32 125 110 13 32 6 2 0 15 1 1 12 15 .291 .368 .382 .750 42 3 2 0 1 0
1992 30 3.4 Tucson PCL AAA HOU 14 55 46 5 15 2 2 0 6 1 0 8 7 .326 .436 .457 .893 21 2 1 0 0 0
1992 30 3.4 Calgary PCL AAA SEA 18 70 64 8 17 4 0 0 9 0 1 4 8 .266 .314 .328 .642 21 1 1 0 1 0
1992 30 1.8 HOU NL MLB HOU 52 66 60 4 14 0 2 0 7 0 0 5 14 .233 .303 .300 .603 18 1 1 0 0 1
1993 31 3.8 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 116 456 414 51 92 17 5 6 34 2 1 31 64 .222 .284 .331 .615 137 16 6 2 3 1
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 240 403 360 35 82 13 5 7 42 1 1 31 66 .228 .296 .350 .646 126 11 5 4 3 6
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 1128 4551 3960 571 1048 200 54 131 613 43 30 495 455 .265 .352 .442 .794 1749 25 55 11 30 57
All Levels (12 Seasons) 1424 5154 4501 624 1169 217 59 143 669 45 33 536 554 .260 .344 .429 .774 1933 38 64 19 34 64
AAA (9 seasons) Minors 855 3429 3003 426 780 158 39 91 432 30 22 347 357 .260 .344 .429 .773 1289 25 49 8 22 44
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
1982 20 Greenwood SALL A PIT 1B 133 1307 1184 104 19 102 .985 9.68
1983 21 Lynn EL AA PIT 1B 6 42 40 2 0 2 1.000 7.00
1983 21 Lynn EL AA PIT OF 130 255 231 11 13 1 .949 1.86
1984 22 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 1B 36 304 282 22 0 29 1.000 8.44
1984 22 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT OF 32 60 52 8 0 1 1.000 1.88
1984 22 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 17 60.0 63 55 7 1 5 .984 9.30 3.65
1984 22 PIT NL MLB PIT LF 7
1984 22 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 20 112.0 37 33 2 2 1 .946 2.81 1.75
1984 22 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 15
1985 23 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 1B 22 195 187 8 0 18 1.000 8.86
1985 23 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT OF 117 206 188 10 8 2 .961 1.69
1986 24 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT 1B 56 517 479 31 7 39 .986 9.11
1986 24 Hawaii PCL AAA PIT OF 58 93 85 6 2 0 .978 1.57
1986 24 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
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
1986 24 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 9 45.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.60 1.44
1986 24 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 9
1987 25 Vancouver PCL AAA PIT 1B 109 1058 992 61 5 85 .995 9.66
1987 25 Vancouver PCL AAA PIT OF 22 57 50 6 1 2 .982 2.55
1988 26 Buffalo AA AAA PIT 1B 1 3 3 0 0 1 1.000 3.00
1988 26 Buffalo AA AAA PIT OF 134 249 231 15 3 3 .988 1.84
1988 26 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 5 36.0 41 38 3 0 1 1.000 10.25 8.20
1988 26 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 2 13.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.08 1.50
1988 26 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 2
1989 27 Buffalo AA AAA PIT 1B 5 41 37 3 1 6 .976 8.00
1989 27 PIT NL MLB PIT 1B 48 284.0 324 302 16 6 21 .981 10.08 6.63
1989 27 PIT NL MLB PIT C 3 6.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.67 1 1 0 0%
1989 27 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 1 9.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 1.00
1989 27 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 1
1990 28 Chunichi JPCL Fgn OF 54
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
1991 29 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1B 84 663 621 37 5 59 .992 7.83
1991 29 Rochester IL AAA BAL OF 16 29 26 3 0 2 1.000 1.81
1992 30 2 Teams PCL AAA SEA-HOU 1B 16 134 123 11 0 13 1.000 8.38
1992 30 2 Teams PCL AAA SEA-HOU C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
1992 30 2 Teams PCL AAA SEA-HOU OF 28 54 52 2 0 0 1.000 1.93
1992 30 Tucson PCL AAA HOU
1992 30 Tucson PCL AAA HOU
1992 30 Tucson PCL AAA HOU
1992 30 Calgary PCL AAA SEA
1992 30 Calgary PCL AAA SEA
1992 30 Calgary PCL AAA SEA C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
1992 30 Calgary PCL AAA SEA
1992 30 Calgary PCL AAA SEA OF 14 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 1.93
1992 30 HOU NL MLB HOU 1B 6 23.0 25 23 2 0 4 1.000 9.78 4.17
1992 30 HOU NL MLB HOU LF 7
1992 30 HOU NL MLB HOU OF 12 49.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 3.12 1.42
1992 30 HOU NL MLB HOU RF 5
1993 31 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 1B 42 392 364 23 5 43 .987 9.21
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 31 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX C 2 13 12 0 1 0 .923 6.00 1
1993 31 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX OF 72 130 119 5 6 1 .954 1.72
MLB (5 seasons) MLB 1B 77 403.0 453 418 28 7 31 .985 9.96 5.79
MLB (2 seasons) MLB LF 14
MLB (5 seasons) MLB OF 44 228.0 71 66 3 2 1 .972 2.72 1.57
MLB (5 seasons) MLB RF 32
Minors (11 seasons) Minors 1B 510 4656 4312 302 42 397 .991 9.05
Minors (2 seasons) Minors C 4 13 12 0 1 0 .923 3.00 1
Minors (9 seasons) Minors OF 609 1133 1034 66 33 12 .971 1.81
All Levels (11 Seasons) 1B 587 403.0 5109 4730 330 49 428 .990 9.96 8.62
All Levels (3 Seasons) C 7 6.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 3.00 2.00 2 1 0 0%
All Levels (2 Seasons) LF 14
All Levels (11 Seasons) OF 707 228.0 1204 1100 69 35 13
All Levels (5 Seasons) RF 32
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 58d49289

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