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Full Name: Armando German Benitez Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/180 First Game: July 28, 1994
Birthdate: November 3, 1972 MLB Experience: 13 years
Birthplace: Ramon Santana, Macoris (Dominican Republic)
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Armando Germán Benítez [beh-NEE-tez] (born November 3, 1972) in Ramón Santana, Dominican Republic), is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. He is known for his lively fastball, which occasionally reaches 100 MPH, and his crafty splitter.

Benítez was signed in 1990 by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. Coming up through the Orioles' farm system, he made his debut in 1994. While with the Orioles, he initially struggled, collecting a 5.66 ERA in 1995 and faltering in the postseason frequently. [1] Nevertheless, he started to show some of his future potential in 1998, earning a 3.82 ERA and 22 saves in 71 games.

Before the 1999 season, Benítez was traded to the New York Mets for Charles Johnson. During his first four seasons in New York, he became one of the Major Leagues' elite closers, saving 139 games. Unfortunately, he is not known to be a clutch player and blew his first World Series save opportunity. Regardless, several playoff contenders were in demand for his services. Midway through 2003, Benítez was traded to the New York Yankees, who intended to use him as a setup man for Mariano Rivera. Benítez had a 1.93 ERA in nine games before being traded again to the Seattle Mariners, where he finished the season.

In 2004, Benítez once again became a closer, taking a pay cut to join the Florida Marlins for one year. His season with the Marlins ended up being his best season to date; he saved 47 games in 51 chances and compiled a 1.29 ERA. In fact, after giving up a solo home run in his first game of the season, he did not allow another earned run until June 5, after an impressive streak of 30 scoreless innings. [2] After the season, Benítez elected to become a free agent, signing a three-year contract with the San Francisco Giants that was worth a reported US$21 million.

Scouting Report

Armando Benitez. What is there to say about him? Well, Benitez had the amazing ability to take a comfortable 3 run lead and turn it into a loss. Dominant when he wanted to be, it seemed that in the vast majority of high pressure situations he was just waiting to serve that meat pitch that could be hammered over the right field wall.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1994 BAL A 3 0 0 0 .90 14 1 1 0 0 0 10 8 0 4 0 0 1
1995 BAL A 44 0 1 5 5.66 56 33 30 0 0 2 47.2 37 8 37 2 3 5
1996 BAL A 18 0 1 0 3.77 20 6 6 0 0 4 14.1 7 2 6 0 1 0
1997 BAL A 71 0 4 5 2.45 106 22 20 0 0 9 73.1 49 7 43 5 1 1
1998 BAL A 71 0 5 6 3.82 87 29 29 0 0 22 68.1 48 10 39 2 0 4
1999 NY N 77 0 4 3 1.85 128 18 16 0 0 22 78 40 4 41 4 2 0
2000 NY N 76 0 4 4 2.61 106 24 22 0 0 41 76 39 10 38 2 0 0
2001 NY N 73 0 6 4 3.77 93 32 32 0 0 43 76.1 59 12 40 6 5 1
2002 NY N 62 0 1 0 2.27 79 20 17 0 0 33 67.1 46 8 25 0 1 3
2003 SEA A 15 0 0 0 3.14 15 5 5 0 0 0 14.1 10 1 11 1 0 0
2003 NY N 45 0 3 3 3.10 50 18 17 0 0 21 49.1 41 5 24 1 3 0
2003 NY A 9 0 1 1 1.93 10 4 2 0 0 0 9.1 8 0 6 1 0 0
2003 Total 69 0 4 4 2.96 75 27 24 0 0 21 73 59 6 41 3 3 0
2003 TOT A 24 0 1 1 2.66 25 9 7 0 0 0 23.2 18 1 17 2 0 0
2004 FLA N 64 0 2 2 1.29 62 11 10 0 0 47 69.2 36 6 21 4 0 0
2005 SF N 30 0 2 3 4.50 23 17 15 0 0 19 30 25 5 16 0 0 0
2006 SF N 41 0 4 2 3.52 31 15 15 0 0 17 38.1 39 6 21 2 1 0
Total NL 468 0 26 21 2.67 572 155 144 0 0 243 485 325 56 226 19 12 4
Total AL 231 0 12 17 3.53 308 100 93 0 0 37 237.1 167 28 146 11 5 11
Total 699 0 38 38 2.95 880 255 237 0 0 280 722.1 492 84 372 30 17 15

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1994 BAL A P 3 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000
1995 BAL A P 44 0 47.2 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 .500
1996 BAL A P 18 0 14.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .667
1997 BAL A P 71 0 73.1 1 3 0 0 0 0 20 2 0 1.000
1998 BAL A P 71 0 68.1 3 5 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 1.000
1999 NY N P 77 0 78 2 6 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 1.000
2000 NY N P 76 0 76 2 2 0 0 0 0 9 2 1 1.000
2001 NY N P 73 0 76.1 4 4 0 0 0 1 11 1 0 1.000
2002 NY N P 62 0 67.1 2 8 2 0 0 1 7 1 1 .833
2003 SEA A P 15 0 14.1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.000
2003 NY N P 45 0 49.1 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1.000
2003 NY A P 9 0 9.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1.000
2003 Total P 69 0 73 6 1 0 0 0 2 10 1 0 1.000
2003 TOT A P 24 0 23.2 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 1.000
2004 FLA N P 64 0 69.2 4 3 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 .875
2005 SF N P 30 0 30 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .800
2006 SF N P 41 0 38.1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1.000
Total P 699 0 722.1 29 38 6 1 0 5 100 11 2 .918

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1994 BAL A 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 BAL A 44 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 BAL A 18 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 BAL A 71 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 BAL A 71 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 NY N 77 5 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2000 NY N 76 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NY N 73 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NY N 62 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 SEA A 15 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NY N 45 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NY A 9 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Total 69 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 TOT A 24 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 FLA N 64 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005 SF N 30 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 SF N 41 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 468 8 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total AL 231 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 699 8 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Baltimore Orioles (April 1, 1990).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles to New York Mets in exchange for Charles Johnson (December 1, 1998).
  • Traded by New York Mets to New York Yankees in exchange for Jason Anderson, Ryan Bicondoa and Anderson Garcia (July 16, 2003).
  • Traded by New York Yankees to Seattle Mariners in exchange for Jeff Nelson (August 6, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 27, 2003).
  • Signed by Florida Marlins (January 6, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (October 28, 2004).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (December 2, 2004).

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