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Full Name: Kristen James Benson Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/190 First Game: April 9, 1999
Birthdate: November 7, 1974 MLB Experience: 7 years
Birthplace: Kennesaw, Georgia
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 7, 1974 in Kennesaw, Georgia, Kris Benson (Kristen James Benson) played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 7 year career. Benson broke into the bigs on April 9, 1999 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and put up a 4.07 ERA in 196.2 innings pitched in 1999, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Kris Benson's best season was 2000, when he posted a 3.85 ERA, won 10 games and struck out 184 batters.

Benson's wife, Anna Benson, can be quite the headache for general managers such as Omar Minaya.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1999 PIT N 31 31 11 14 4.07 139 105 89 2 0 0 196.2 184 16 83 5 2 6
2000 PIT N 32 32 10 12 3.85 184 104 93 2 1 0 217.2 206 24 86 5 5 10
2002 PIT N 25 25 9 6 4.70 79 76 68 0 0 0 130.1 152 18 50 8 3 3
2003 PIT N 18 18 5 9 4.97 68 67 58 0 0 0 105 127 14 36 4 7 1
2004 PIT N 20 20 8 8 4.22 83 69 62 0 0 0 132.1 137 7 44 5 2 6
2004 NY N 11 11 4 4 4.50 51 37 34 1 1 0 68 65 8 17 3 3 4
2004 TOT N 31 31 12 12 4.31 134 106 96 1 1 0 200.1 202 15 61 8 5 10
2005 NY N 28 28 10 8 4.13 95 86 80 0 0 0 174.1 171 24 49 5 4 4
2006 BAL A 30 30 11 12 4.82 88 105 98 3 0 0 183 199 33 58 2 6 7
Total NL 165 165 57 61 4.25 699 544 484 5 2 0 1024.1 1042 111 365 35 26 34
Total AL 30 30 11 12 4.82 88 105 98 3 0 0 183 199 33 58 2 6 7
Total 195 195 68 73 4.34 787 649 582 8 2 0 1207.1 1241 144 423 37 32 41

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1999 PIT N P 31 31 196.2 15 27 2 6 0 1 17 7 0 .955
2000 PIT N P 32 32 217.2 8 28 2 0 0 1 11 6 2 .947
2002 PIT N P 25 25 130.1 12 11 2 2 0 1 5 8 2 .920
2003 PIT N P 18 18 105 6 10 1 2 0 1 5 3 0 .941
2004 PIT N P 20 20 132.1 12 19 0 2 0 0 6 4 2 1.000
2004 NY N P 11 11 68 5 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 .917
2004 TOT N P 31 31 200.1 17 25 1 2 0 0 9 6 2 .977
2005 NY N P 28 28 174.1 7 29 0 2 0 1 14 0 0 1.000
2006 BAL A P 30 30 183 15 25 2 2 0 1 12 6 0 .952
Total P 195 195 1207.1 80 155 10 16 0 6 73 36 6 .959

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1999 PIT N 31 65 7 10 0 7 .154 .191 .200 3 0 3 24 0 6 0 0 1
2000 PIT N 32 65 3 6 0 1 .092 .157 .123 2 0 4 29 1 9 0 0 0
2002 PIT N 27 40 3 7 0 1 .175 .175 .200 1 0 0 11 0 4 0 0 0
2003 PIT N 18 30 2 0 0 0 .000 .032 .000 0 0 1 11 0 6 0 0 1
2004 PIT N 20 39 2 7 0 3 .179 .200 .179 0 0 1 17 0 10 0 0 0
2004 NY N 11 19 1 1 0 2 .053 .100 .053 0 0 1 9 0 5 0 0 0
2004 TOT N 31 58 3 8 0 5 .138 .167 .138 0 0 2 26 0 15 0 0 0
2005 NY N 28 49 4 9 0 6 .184 .273 .204 1 0 5 22 1 6 0 0 0
2006 BAL A 30 9 1 1 1 2 .111 .111 .444 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 167 307 22 40 0 20 .130 .176 .153 7 0 15 123 2 46 0 0 2
Total AL 30 9 1 1 1 2 .111 .111 .444 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Total 197 316 23 41 1 22 .130 .174 .161 7 0 15 126 2 46 0 0 2

Transactions

  • Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (1st pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1996 - signed August 11, 1996).
  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates with Jeff Keppinger to New York Mets in exchange for Jose Bautista, Ty Wigginton and Matt Peterson (July 30, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (November 1, 2004).
  • Signed by New York Mets (November 30, 2004).
  • Traded by New York Mets to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jorge Julio and John Maine (January 22, 2006).

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