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Ben McDonald

Larry Benard McDonald

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7", Weight: 212 lb.

Born: November 24, 1967 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
High School: Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs, LA)
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round of the 1986 MLB June Amateur Draft from Denham Springs HS (Denham Springs, LA) and the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (1st) of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1990: Rated #2 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
1989 21 -1.5 Frederick CARL A BAL 0 0 2.00 2.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 2 2 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 1.111 10.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1989 21 -7.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 1 0 1.000 8.59 8.59 6 0 2 0 0 0 7.1 8 7 7 2 4 0 3 0 1 1 33 1.636 9.8 2.5 4.9 3.7 0.75
1990 22 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 3 4 .429 3.60 4.25 10 10 0 0 0 0 55.0 44 26 22 5 24 1 52 3 1 4 1.236 7.2 0.8 3.9 8.5 2.17
1990 22 -1.8 Hagerstown EL AA BAL 0 1 .000 6.55 6.55 3 3 0 0 0 0 11.0 11 8 8 1 3 0 15 1 1 0 1.273 9.0 0.8 2.5 12.3 5.00
1990 22 -3.5 Rochester IL AAA BAL 3 3 .500 2.86 3.68 7 7 0 0 0 0 44.0 33 18 14 4 21 1 37 2 0 4 1.227 6.8 0.8 4.3 7.6 1.76
1990 22 -6.4 BAL AL MLB BAL 8 5 .615 2.43 2.73 21 15 2 3 2 0 118.2 88 36 32 9 35 0 65 0 0 5 472 1.037 6.7 0.7 2.7 4.9 1.86
1991 23 -2.8 Rochester IL AAA BAL 0 1 .000 7.71 9.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 7.0 10 7 6 1 5 0 7 0 0 1 36 2.143 12.9 1.3 6.4 9.0 1.40
1991 23 -5.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 6 8 .429 4.84 5.06 21 21 0 1 0 0 126.1 126 71 68 16 43 2 85 1 0 3 532 1.338 9.0 1.1 3.1 6.1 1.98
1992 24 -4.9 BAL AL MLB BAL 13 13 .500 4.24 4.48 35 35 0 4 2 0 227.0 213 113 107 32 74 5 158 9 2 3 958 1.264 8.4 1.3 2.9 6.3 2.14
1993 25 -3.7 BAL AL MLB BAL 13 14 .481 3.39 3.76 34 34 0 7 1 0 220.1 185 92 83 17 86 4 171 5 1 7 914 1.230 7.6 0.7 3.5 7.0 1.99
1994 26 -3.1 BAL AL MLB BAL 14 7 .667 4.06 4.29 24 24 0 5 1 0 157.1 151 75 71 14 54 2 94 2 1 3 655 1.303 8.6 0.8 3.1 5.4 1.74
1995 27 0.4 Rochester IL AAA BAL 0 0 2.45 4.91 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 17 1.364 2.5 0.0 9.8 2.5 0.25
1995 27 -1.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 3 6 .333 4.16 4.50 14 13 1 1 0 0 80.0 67 40 37 10 38 3 62 3 2 4 342 1.312 7.5 1.1 4.3 7.0 1.63
1996 28 -0.3 MIL AL MLB MIL 12 10 .545 3.90 4.23 35 35 0 2 0 0 221.1 228 104 96 25 67 0 146 6 0 4 951 1.333 9.3 1.0 2.7 5.9 2.18
1997 29 0.2 MIL AL MLB MIL 8 7 .533 4.06 4.60 21 21 0 1 0 0 133.0 120 68 60 13 36 2 110 5 0 3 551 1.173 8.1 0.9 2.4 7.4 3.06
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 78 70 .527 3.91 4.22 211 198 5 24 6 0 1291.1 1186 606 561 138 437 18 894 31 7 33 5408 1.257 8.3 1.0 3.0 6.2 2.05
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 3 5 .375 3.74 4.46 15 15 0 0 0 0 74.2 65 37 31 6 33 1 69 3 3 7 53 1.312 7.8 0.7 4.0 8.3 2.09
All Levels (9 Seasons) 81 75 .519 3.90 4.24 226 213 5 24 6 0 1366.0 1251 643 592 144 470 19 963 34 10 40 5461 1.260 8.2 0.9 3.1 6.3 2.05
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 3 4 .429 3.46 4.45 10 10 0 0 0 0 54.2 44 27 21 5 30 1 45 2 0 6 53 1.354 7.2 0.8 4.9 7.4 1.50
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
1989 21 -1.6 Frederick CARL A BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 21 -7.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BAL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -1.6 Hagerstown EL AA BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA BAL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 22 -6.6 BAL AL MLB BAL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 23 -3.0 Rochester IL AAA BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 23 -5.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 24 -4.6 BAL AL MLB BAL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 25 -3.9 BAL AL MLB BAL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 26 -3.1 BAL AL MLB BAL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 27 0.6 Rochester IL AAA BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 27 -2.0 BAL AL MLB BAL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 28 -0.9 MIL AL MLB MIL 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 29 -0.1 MIL AL MLB MIL 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 211 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (9 Seasons) 226 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1989 21 Frederick CARL A BAL P 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1989 21 BAL AL MLB BAL P 6 7.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.57 0.33
1990 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL P 10 13 3 7 3 1 .769 1.00
1990 22 Hagerstown EL AA BAL P 3 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.67
1990 22 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 7 10 3 5 2 1 .800 1.14
1990 22 BAL AL MLB BAL P 21 119.0 30 15 14 1 1 .967 2.19 1.38
1991 23 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1991 23 BAL AL MLB BAL P 21 126.0 20 12 8 0 1 1.000 1.43 0.95
1992 24 BAL AL MLB BAL P 35 227.0 51 22 29 0 2 1.000 2.02 1.46
1993 25 BAL AL MLB BAL P 34 220.0 59 15 42 2 2 .966 2.33 1.68
1994 26 BAL AL MLB BAL P 24 157.0 32 7 25 0 1 1.000 1.83 1.33
1995 27 Rochester IL AAA BAL P 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00 1 0 0%
1995 27 BAL AL MLB BAL P 14 80.0 19 5 13 1 0 .947 2.02 1.29
1996 28 MIL AL MLB MIL P 35 221.0 49 13 30 6 3 .878 1.75 1.23
1997 29 MIL AL MLB MIL P 21 133.0 23 6 16 1 3 .957 1.49 1.05
MLB (9 seasons) MLB P 211 1290.0 285 95 179 11 13 .961 1.91 1.30
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 15 18 5 10 3 1 .833 1.00 1 0 0%
All Levels (9 Seasons) P 226 1290.0 303 100 189 14 14 .954 1.91 1.28 1 0 0%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1989 21 Frederick Keys Carolina League A
1989 21 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1989-09-06 1989-10-01
1990 22 Hagerstown Suns Eastern League AA
1990 22 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1990 22 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1990-07-03 1990-10-03
1991 23 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1991 23 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1991-04-22 1991-09-08
1992 24 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1992-04-09 1992-10-04
1993 25 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1993-04-09 1993-10-03
1994 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1994-04-06 1994-08-10
1995 27 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA
1995 27 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1995-04-27 1995-09-30
1996 28 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1996-04-03 1996-09-27
1997 29 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1997-04-01 1997-07-16

Sabr ID: 29a0d519

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