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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 179 228.3 8 17 3 4.30 -0.9
Birth Date6-10-1980
Height6' 3"
Weight200 lbs
Age39 years, 4 months, 13 days
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 MIL MLB 60 0 71.3 1 5 0 78 26 45 12 92 9.8 3.3 1.5 5.7 0% .286 1.46 5.05 4.79 108 5.36 110.5 0.2
2007 ATL MLB 3 2 13.0 2 1 0 14 3 14 3 104 9.7 2.1 2.1 9.7 0% .297 1.31 4.70 3.46 89 3.16 65.3 0.4
2008 ATL MLB 72 4 97.3 3 7 3 86 47 68 5 98 8.0 4.3 0.5 6.3 0% .277 1.37 4.03 3.70 102 5.55 118.4 -0.2
2009 ATL 0 33 0 34.0 2 4 0 42 21 23 2 96 11.1 5.6 0.5 6.1 0% .351 1.85 4.58 3.18 114 7.24 155.4 -0.8
2009 TBA 0 11 0 12.7 0 0 0 24 11 4 2 106 17.1 7.8 1.4 2.8 0% .423 2.76 7.39 9.95 124 8.77 188.0 -0.5
2009 TOT MLB 44 0 46.7 2 4 0 66 32 27 4 99 12.7 6.2 0.8 5.2 0% .000 2.10 5.34 5.01 117 7.66 164.2 -1.3
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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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 HIC A SAL 8 6 35.0 2 2 0 48 9 16 5 12.3 2.3 1.3 4.1 0% -1.433 1.63 5.26 5.91 0 0.00 0.0
2000 HIC A SAL 27 27 171.7 10 13 0 189 47 126 14 9.9 2.5 0.7 6.6 0% -.931 1.37 3.93 4.40 0 0.00 0.0
2001 LYN A+ CRL 25 25 166.0 11 10 0 171 30 98 14 9.3 1.6 0.8 5.3 0% -1.098 1.21 3.71 3.42 0 0.00 0.0
2001 ALT AA EAS 1 1 7.0 0 1 0 9 2 6 0 11.6 2.6 0.0 7.7 0% -1.125 1.57 2.35 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2002 LYN A+ CRL 24 20 124.3 10 6 0 137 30 90 7 9.9 2.2 0.5 6.5 0% .325 1.34 3.35 3.62 0 0.00 0.0
2003 ALT AA EAS 33 2 59.7 4 4 1 45 23 62 2 6.8 3.5 0.3 9.3 0% .267 1.14 2.84 2.71 0 0.00 0.0
2003 NAS AAA PCL 9 5 23.3 1 3 0 26 12 16 4 10.0 4.6 1.5 6.2 0% .282 1.63 5.83 6.57 0 0.00 0.0
2003 Mes Wnt AFL 10 0 14.0 1 1 0 15 3 6 1 9.6 1.9 0.6 3.9 0% -1.400 1.29 4.99 2.57 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MIL MLB NL 60 0 71.3 1 5 0 78 26 45 12 92 9.8 3.3 1.5 5.7 0% .286 1.46 5.05 4.79 108 5.36 110.5
2005 NAS AAA PCL 49 0 62.3 2 3 13 44 25 56 6 66 6.4 3.6 0.9 8.1 0% -.413 1.11 4.41 3.03 91 2.54 50.1
2007 ATL MLB NL 3 2 13.0 2 1 0 14 3 14 3 104 9.7 2.1 2.1 9.7 0% .297 1.31 4.70 3.46 89 3.16 65.3
2007 MIS AA SOU 6 0 8.7 0 0 0 7 6 7 0 92 7.2 6.2 0.0 7.2 0% .269 1.49 4.18 4.14 107 4.55 93.4
2007 GWN AAA INT 36 6 86.0 3 5 1 84 34 45 5 8.8 3.6 0.5 4.7 0% .292 1.37 4.38 3.35 0 0.00 0.0
2007 LAG Wnt VWL 9 9 43.7 3 3 0 49 16 21 4 10.1 3.3 0.8 4.3 0% .319 1.49 4.55 3.09 0 0.00 0.0
2008 ATL MLB NL 72 4 97.3 3 7 3 86 47 68 5 98 8.0 4.3 0.5 6.3 0% .277 1.37 4.03 3.70 102 5.55 118.4
2008 MYR A+ CRL 4 4 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 100 6.8 0.0 0.0 6.8 0% .300 0.75 1.95 0.00 71 3.95 80.8
2009 ATL MLB NL 33 0 34.0 2 4 0 42 21 23 2 96 11.1 5.6 0.5 6.1 0% .351 1.85 4.58 3.18 114 7.24 155.4
2009 TBA MLB AL 11 0 12.7 0 0 0 24 11 4 2 106 17.1 7.8 1.4 2.8 0% .423 2.76 7.39 9.95 124 8.77 188.0
2009 DUR AAA INT 3 3 11.3 1 0 0 14 5 8 1 112 11.2 4.0 0.8 6.4 0% .342 1.68 4.21 4.78 110 6.46 135.9
2009 GWN AAA INT 2 2 2.0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 105 22.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0% .455 3.00 4.65 18.00 108 6.10 128.4
2010 DUR AAA INT 3 3 10.7 0 3 0 13 10 7 0 101 10.9 8.4 0.0 5.9 0% .361 2.15 4.78 10.93 0 0.00 0.0
2010 NAS AAA PCL 12 0 10.3 0 1 1 14 11 8 3 12.2 9.6 2.6 7.0 0% .367 2.43 9.30 11.36 0 0.00 0.0
2011 RNO AAA PCL 24 0 35.7 3 0 0 39 19 21 4 9.8 4.8 1.0 5.3 0% .304 1.63 5.74 4.29 114 4.84 98.7
2011 MXC Wnt LMP 3 3 13.7 0 3 0 14 12 4 0 9.2 7.9 0.0 2.6 0% .280 1.90 4.82 4.61 0 0.00 0.0
2012 MAZ Wnt LMP 16 6 45.0 2 4 1 51 15 21 4 10.2 3.0 0.8 4.2 0% .307 1.47 4.44 5.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 ABQ AAA PCL 21 21 120.0 8 6 0 137 44 82 11 103 10.3 3.3 0.8 6.2 0% .323 1.51 4.72 3.83 101 4.83 102.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 1559 0.4817 0.4080 0.8035 0.5659 0.2611 0.8965 0.6161 0.1965
2009 833 0.4766 0.4142 0.8464 0.5819 0.2615 0.9134 0.7105 0.1536
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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
2010-07-09 2010-09-07 Minors 60 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-06-25 2009-07-30 15-DL 35 30 Left Hand Fracture Punching Object -
2008-07-06 2008-07-28 15-DL 22 16 Right Shoulder Subluxation -
2006-04-02 2006-04-02 FA 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 $
2013 TBA $
2012 TBA $
2011 TBA $
2009 ATL $437,500
2008 ATL $400,000
2004 MIL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,137,500
3 yrTotal$1,137,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 12 d2014

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 5/16/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2009). Re-signed 3/2/09. Rleased 7/30/09. Signed as a free agent 7/31/09. DFA 12/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2008). Re-signed 3/3/08. Recalled 7/28/08.
  • 1 year (2007) (minor-league contract). Contract selected 9/19/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract voided 2/06 because of elbow injury.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 2/05. Non-tendered 12/05.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004). Re-signed 2/04.
  • 1 year (2004). Selected from Pittsburgh in Rule 5 draft 12/15/03.
  • Drafted 1998 (19-568).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Useful with the Braves in 2008, Jeff Bennett was most notable in '09 for breaking a bone in his non-throwing hand by punching a wall, then going back out to pitch through it. Released after rehabbing, but re-signed to a minor-league deal.
2009 Bennett dislocated his pitching shoulder in early July, but missed just three weeks and was better after he returned than before the injury. Despite the time on the shelf, he appeared in 72 games, starting four and adding 80 2/3 innings out of the pen, a workload similar to the one he bore for Triple-A Richmond in 2007. That durability and flexibility combined with a tight slider and a spike in his ground-ball rate (opponents slugged just .333) made him a very valuable pitcher to have on staff. If Bennett can reduce his walks and keep inducing grounders, he could have a breakout season in 2009if those workloads dont make it a breakdown season.
2008 Jeff Bennett keeps the ball down and could be a back-end-of-the-rotation solution.
2006 Another of Melvin`s Rule 5 explorations, Bennett got real playing time in an `04 mop-up role, then failed to impress with a season spent in the PCL. Signed to a minor league deal with the Braves, who will give him more chances to flash his mid-90s heat after he was repeatedly passed up by the Brewers last summer.
2005 Bennett pitched well enough in 2004 to justify the Rule 5 pick that the Brewers made to acquire him from Pittsburgh, but probably not well enough to guarantee himself a spot on the 2005 staff. He still lacks a true out pitch, with just an average fastball and a mediocre slider, but his command is better than most players his age. He has enough usefulness to stick around as a cheap middle reliever, but there isn't a compelling reason to keep him once he reaches arbitration eligibility.

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