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John Van Benschoten PPirates

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
4 26 90 2 13 0 9.20 -3.3
Birth Date4-14-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age38 years, 0 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 PIT MLB 6 5 28.7 1 3 0 33 19 18 3 .251 92 10.4 6.0 0.9 5.7 47% .323 .311 1.81 5.25 6.91 121 8.33 171.9 -0.8
2007 PIT MLB 11 9 39.0 0 7 0 55 29 26 4 .258 98 12.7 6.7 0.9 6.0 39% .367 .326 2.15 5.78 10.15 125 10.40 215.3 -2.0
2008 PIT MLB 9 5 22.3 1 3 0 37 20 21 7 .259 99 14.9 8.1 2.8 8.5 43% .405 .380 2.55 8.38 10.48 111 7.42 158.2 -0.5
CareerMLB261990.02130125686514.2569612.56.81.46.542%.363.3362.146.269.201209.00187.3-3.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 PIT MLB 6 5 28.7 1 3 0 33 19 18 3 .251 92 10.4 6.0 0.9 5.7 47% .323 .311 1.81 5.25 6.91 121 8.33 171.9
2007 PIT MLB 11 9 39.0 0 7 0 55 29 26 4 .258 98 12.7 6.7 0.9 6.0 39% .367 .326 2.15 5.78 10.15 125 10.40 215.3
2008 PIT MLB 9 5 22.3 1 3 0 37 20 21 7 .259 99 14.9 8.1 2.8 8.5 43% .405 .380 2.55 8.38 10.48 111 7.42 158.2
2011 TUC AAA 5 5 26.3 1 4 0 37 9 14 3 .261 113 12.6 3.1 1.0 4.8 39% .354 .287 1.75 5.33 7.52 118 6.34 113.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 474 0.5042 0.4135 0.8061 0.6067 0.2170 0.8759 0.6078 0.1939
Career4740.50420.41350.80610.60670.2170.87590.60780.1939

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-24 2011-09-06 Minors 13 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps - -
2010-05-07 2010-07-11 Minors 65 0 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2009-06-17 2009-08-01 Minors 45 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-03 2006-08-16 60-DL 135 120 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum + Rotator Cuff + Thermal Capsule Repair 2005-01-27
2005-04-01 2005-10-02 60-DL 184 161 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum + Rotator Cuff + Thermal Capsule Repair 2005-01-27

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 NYA $327,000
2005 NYA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$643,000
2 yrTotal$643,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 114 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CWS 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 12/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/29/08 recalled 7/21/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/10/08 recalled 6/28/08 optioned to Triple-A 5/13/08 recalled 4/27/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/18/08 recalled 9/3/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/28/07
  • recalled 6/15/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07) re-signed 1/06, 1 year/$0.327M (06)
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) (split contract) recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 40-m 11/03 $2.4M signing bonus
  • Kent St 01 1-8

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason to keep Strasburg at AA? He's toying with that level at this point. Wouldn't the move to AAA right now make sense?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
He's working on some things, like not stepping across his body from the stretch. My question would be "Is Triple-A that much harder?" Would facing Scranton be more of a challenge? The best hitter in Scranton's lineup last night was ... John Van Benschoten. I think he'll get there quickly, but we're not going to learn much until he's in Washington. He's really good with two devastating pitches and the makings of another. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Any health-related issues with Adam Loewen becoming a hitter? Even if he becomes Cal Ripken on the durability front he has to face some monumental odds at getting back to the majors after taking six years off from hitting.
(Drungo from SoMd)
No I don't think so. The screw in his elbow shouldn't affect hitting. I'm still trying to figure out if it's staying in or will need to be re-fixated. My question is if Loewen does it, does it make Rick Ankiel's feat a bit less impressive? Someone figure out who else could do this - John Van Benschoten comes to mind, though I'm told he has no interest. Brian Bogusevic? Where's KG when you need him? (Will Carroll)


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