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Kris Benson PPirates

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 206 1243.7 70 75 0 4.42 11.9
Birth Date11-7-1974
Height6' 4"
Weight190 lbs
Age43 years, 8 months, 11 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
1999 PIT MLB 31 31 196.7 11 14 0 184 83 139 16 .260 96 8.4 3.8 0.7 6.4 51% .282 .240 1.36 4.07 4.07 101 4.43 86.1 3.8
2000 PIT MLB 32 32 217.7 10 12 0 206 86 184 24 .258 102 8.5 3.6 1.0 7.6 58% .288 .242 1.34 4.12 3.85 87 4.17 80.3 4.9
2002 PIT MLB 25 25 130.3 9 6 0 152 50 79 18 .256 102 10.5 3.5 1.2 5.5 52% .315 .278 1.55 4.67 4.70 111 6.18 132.6 -0.8
2003 PIT MLB 18 18 105.0 5 9 0 127 36 68 14 .257 102 10.9 3.1 1.2 5.8 36% .317 .282 1.55 4.46 4.97 104 7.56 158.5 -2.1
2004 NYN 0 11 11 68.0 4 4 0 65 17 51 8 .260 95 8.6 2.2 1.1 6.8 41% .271 .251 1.21 3.90 4.50 94 4.60 94.9 0.9
2004 PIT 0 20 20 132.3 8 8 0 137 44 83 7 .266 93 9.3 3.0 0.5 5.6 45% .307 .255 1.37 3.51 4.22 94 4.30 88.7 2.2
2005 NYN MLB 28 28 174.3 10 8 0 171 49 95 24 .256 92 8.8 2.5 1.2 4.9 46% .260 .253 1.26 4.59 4.13 110 4.59 98.9 1.8
2006 BAL MLB 30 30 183.0 11 12 0 199 58 88 33 .261 107 9.8 2.9 1.6 4.3 44% .279 .266 1.40 5.63 4.82 107 4.87 99.3 1.9
2009 TEX MLB 8 2 22.3 1 1 0 33 12 11 6 .257 108 13.3 4.8 2.4 4.4 30% .329 .338 2.01 7.65 8.46 136 7.96 170.7 -0.6
2010 ARI MLB 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 18 6 8 2 .267 92 11.6 3.9 1.3 5.1 35% .320 .323 1.71 5.31 5.14 119 5.97 134.9 -0.1
2004 TOT MLB 31 31 200.3 12 12 0 202 61 134 15 .264 94 9.1 2.7 0.7 6.0 44% .295 .254 1.31 3.64 4.31 94 4.40 90.8 3.1
CareerMLB2062001243.7707501292441806152.259999.33.21.15.846%.290.2591.394.494.421024.99102.511.9

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-
1997 LYN A+ 10 10 59.3 5 2 0 49 13 72 1 .000 7.4 2.0 0.2 10.9 0% .314 .000 1.05 1.81 2.58 0 0.00 0.0
1997 CAR AA 14 14 68.7 3 5 0 81 32 66 11 .000 10.6 4.2 1.4 8.6 0% .341 .000 1.64 5.15 4.98 0 0.00 0.0
1998 NAS AAA 28 28 156.0 8 10 0 162 50 129 26 .000 9.3 2.9 1.5 7.4 0% -.648 .000 1.36 5.12 5.37 0 0.00 0.0
1999 PIT MLB 31 31 196.7 11 14 0 184 83 139 16 .260 96 8.4 3.8 0.7 6.4 51% .282 .240 1.36 4.07 4.07 101 4.43 86.1
2000 PIT MLB 32 32 217.7 10 12 0 206 86 184 24 .258 102 8.5 3.6 1.0 7.6 58% .288 .242 1.34 4.12 3.85 87 4.17 80.3
2002 PIT MLB 25 25 130.3 9 6 0 152 50 79 18 .256 102 10.5 3.5 1.2 5.5 52% .315 .278 1.55 4.67 4.70 111 6.18 132.6
2002 ALT AA 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 5 0 7 1 .000 6.4 0.0 1.3 9.0 0% .250 .000 0.71 3.47 1.29 0 0.00 0.0
2002 NAS AAA 4 4 17.7 0 2 0 8 8 25 1 .000 4.1 4.1 0.5 12.7 0% .200 .000 0.90 2.71 1.53 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PIT MLB 18 18 105.0 5 9 0 127 36 68 14 .257 102 10.9 3.1 1.2 5.8 36% .317 .282 1.55 4.46 4.97 104 7.56 158.5
2004 NYN MLB 11 11 68.0 4 4 0 65 17 51 8 .260 95 8.6 2.2 1.1 6.8 41% .271 .251 1.21 3.90 4.50 94 4.60 94.9
2004 PIT MLB 20 20 132.3 8 8 0 137 44 83 7 .266 93 9.3 3.0 0.5 5.6 45% .307 .255 1.37 3.51 4.22 94 4.30 88.7
2005 NYN MLB 28 28 174.3 10 8 0 171 49 95 24 .256 92 8.8 2.5 1.2 4.9 46% .260 .253 1.26 4.59 4.13 110 4.59 98.9
2005 SLU A+ 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .229 95 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 80% .000 .048 0.00 1.78 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2006 BAL MLB 30 30 183.0 11 12 0 199 58 88 33 .261 107 9.8 2.9 1.6 4.3 44% .279 .266 1.40 5.63 4.82 107 4.87 99.3
2008 CLR A+ 2 2 6.7 0 2 0 10 3 6 3 .249 107 13.4 4.0 4.0 8.1 40% .318 .370 1.94 8.58 8.06 105 5.05 113.8
2008 LEH AAA 11 11 60.3 1 4 0 85 14 33 7 .270 77 12.7 2.1 1.0 4.9 47% .356 .328 1.64 4.53 5.52 114 6.44 141.0
2009 TEX MLB 8 2 22.3 1 1 0 33 12 11 6 .257 108 13.3 4.8 2.4 4.4 30% .329 .338 2.01 7.65 8.46 136 7.96 170.7
2009 FRI AA 1 1 5.0 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 .252 107 9.0 1.8 1.8 7.2 40% .286 .271 1.20 5.45 5.40 100 5.00 102.8
2009 OKL AAA 11 10 68.7 4 5 0 78 23 49 5 .279 82 10.2 3.0 0.7 6.4 43% .327 .285 1.47 4.06 5.24 100 4.88 98.0
2010 ARI MLB 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 18 6 8 2 .267 92 11.6 3.9 1.3 5.1 35% .320 .323 1.71 5.31 5.14 119 5.97 134.9
2010 RNO AAA 7 7 22.3 1 2 0 34 11 14 5 .268 117 13.7 4.4 2.0 5.7 49% .354 .310 2.02 6.98 8.88 114 6.82 127.3

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
2009 411 0.4112 0.4404 0.9116 0.6568 0.2893 0.9369 0.8714 0.0884
2010 244 0.4385 0.4344 0.8396 0.6355 0.2774 0.8676 0.7895 0.1604
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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
2010-04-29 2010-10-04 60-DL 158 141 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-06-07 2009-07-11 Minors 34 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2009-04-16 2009-05-06 15-DL 20 17 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2009-02-26 2009-03-05 Camp 7 0 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-29 2008-08-05 Camp 98 85 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-03-23 2007-10-01 60-DL 192 162 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Surgery - Labrum & Rotator Cuff - Unclear Extent of Tears 2007-03-20
2007-02-13 2007-04-02 Camp 48 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum & Rotator Cuff - Unclear Extent of Tears 2007-03-20
2006-09-06 2006-09-16 DTD 10 9 General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2006-07-26 2006-08-12 15-DL 17 15 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -
2005-04-03 2005-05-04 15-DL 31 27 Right Chest Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2004-08-30 2004-09-09 DTD 10 9 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2003-07-18 2003-09-29 60-DL 73 70 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2002-03-31 2002-05-13 15-DL 43 35 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-05-22
2001-04-03 2001-10-08 60-DL 188 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-05-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TEX $750,000
2007 BAL $7,144,556
2006 BAL $8,333,333
2005 NYN $5,333,333
2004 PIT $6,150,000
2003 PIT $4,300,000
2002 PIT $2,700,000
2001 PIT $3,450,000
2000 PIT $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$38,461,222
9 yrTotal$38,461,222

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9+ yGreg Clifton1 yr/$0.65M (10)

Details
  • contract purchased 4/17/10 signed as a free agent from TX 3/15/10 (minor-league contract, $0.65M major league)
  • performance bonus
  • 9.000 major league service thru `08
  • sent outright to Triple-A 6/9/09 contract purchased 4/5/09 signed as a free agent from PHI 2/21/09 (minor-league contract, $0.75M major league)
  • performance bonus
  • released 8/30/08 signed as a free agent from BAL 2/13/08 (minor-league contract)
  • BAL declined $7.5M 08 option 11/1/07
  • acquired in trade from NYM 1/06
  • re-signed as a free agent 11/04, 3 year/$22.5M (05-07)+08 club option
  • $2.5M signing bonus, 05:$4.5M, 06:$7.5M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$7.5M club option $0.5M buyout
  • acquired in trade from PIT 7/04
  • 4 year/$13.8M (01-04) $0.2M signing bonus
  • 01:$0.6M, 02:$2.65M, 03:$4.25M ($5M with bonuses), 04:$6.1M ($7.2M with bonuses) FA after 04 96 1-1

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