Andy Benes Stats

Andy Benes was born on Sunday, August 20, 1967, in Evansville, Indiana. Benes was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 11, 1989, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Andy Benes baseball stats page.

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"I had tremendous coaches in high school and college who believed in me as a player and a person—Paul Gries at Central High School and Jim Brownlee at U of E. They pushed me to be the best that I could be and reinforced a work ethic and a desire for excellence that was inside of me. They held me accountable and challenged me to lead. I was certainly a late bloomer as I went from throwing 90 to 100 miles per hour between my sophomore and junior college seasons. It was an amazing time in my life as I was newly married in college and then a year later picked No. 1 overall and representing the USA in Olympic Games. A fast rise but great memories, and my coaches were certainly a part of that." - Andy Benes in The Evansville Courier & Press (Cole Claybourn, 08/23/2014, 'Andy Benes remembers his Evansville roots while making an impact in St. Louis', Source )

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Andy Benes Autograph on a 1997 Topps (#190)

Andy Benes Autograph on a 1997 Topps (#190)

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Birth Name:
Andrew Charles Benes ( Twitter : @AndyBenes40 )
Nickname:
Andy or Rainman
Born On:
08-20-1967  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Evansville, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Central High School (Evansville, IN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-06
Player Weight Chart Weight:
245
First Game:
08-11-1989 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-29-2002
Draft:
1988 : 1st Round (1st) / Signing Bonus = $235,000

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Andy Benes Pitching Stats

1989 22 Padres 10 10 0 6 3 .667 3.51 0 0 0 66.2 280 51 26 28 7 31 0 66 0 1 3 -
1990 23 Padres 32 31 1 10 11 .476 3.60 2 0 0 192.1 811 177 77 87 18 69 5 140 2 1 5 -
1991 24 Padres 33 33 0 15 11 .577 3.03 4 1 0 223.0 908 194 75 76 23 59 7 167 3 4 4 -
1992 25 Padres 34 34 0 13 14 .481 3.35 2 2 0 231.1 961 230 86 90 14 61 6 169 1 5 1 -
1993 26 Padres 34 34 0 15 15 .500 3.78 4 2 0 230.2 968 200 97 111 23 86 7 179 14 4 2 -
1994 27 Padres 25 25 0 6 14 .300 3.86 2 2 0 172.1 717 155 74 82 20 51 2 189 4 1 0 -
1995 28 Padres 19 19 0 4 7 .364 4.17 1 1 0 118.2 518 121 55 65 10 45 3 126 3 4 0 -
1995 28 Mariners 12 12 0 7 2 .778 5.86 0 0 0 63.0 291 72 41 42 8 33 2 45 2 2 0 -
1996 29 Cardinals 36 34 1 18 10 .643 3.83 3 1 1 230.1 963 215 98 107 28 77 7 160 6 6 0 -
1997 30 Cardinals 26 26 0 10 7 .588 3.10 0 0 0 177.0 727 149 61 64 9 61 4 175 7 5 0 -
1998 31 Diamondbacks 34 34 0 14 13 .519 3.97 1 0 0 231.1 979 221 102 111 25 74 3 164 9 6 1 -
1999 32 Diamondbacks 33 32 0 13 12 .520 4.81 0 0 0 198.1 886 216 106 117 34 82 3 141 10 4 0 0
2000 33 Cardinals 30 27 1 12 9 .571 4.88 1 0 0 166.0 719 174 90 95 30 68 0 137 1 1 0 0
2001 34 Cardinals 27 19 3 7 7 .500 7.38 0 0 0 107.1 500 122 88 92 30 61 0 78 1 6 0 0
2002 35 Cardinals 18 17 0 5 4 .556 2.78 1 0 0 97.0 417 80 30 39 10 51 3 64 0 5 0 0
14 Years 403 387 6 155 139 .527 3.97 21 9 1 2,505.1 10,645 2,377 1,106 1,206 289 909 52 2,000 63 55 16 0

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Andy Benes Hitting Stats

1989 22 Padres 10 24 2 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 12 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .375
1990 23 Padres 32 60 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 25 5 1 0 1 .100 .127 .117
1991 24 Padres 33 62 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 29 7 0 2 2 .032 .143 .081
1992 25 Padres 34 67 3 10 2 0 1 0 5 5 0 29 5 1 0 1 .149 .205 .224
1993 26 Padres 34 72 5 9 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 33 14 0 1 0 .125 .149 .208
1994 27 Padres 25 49 2 8 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 22 13 0 0 3 .163 .180 .184
1995 28 Padres 19 40 2 6 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 18 3 0 0 1 .150 .171 .175
1995 28 Mariners 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 29 Cardinals 36 73 5 11 4 0 0 0 6 1 0 37 9 2 0 0 .151 .158 .205
1997 30 Cardinals 26 55 4 12 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 14 8 0 1 0 .218 .246 .255
1998 31 Diamondbacks 35 65 8 11 3 0 1 0 3 6 0 28 10 0 1 0 .169 .250 .262
1999 32 Diamondbacks 33 58 6 9 0 0 1 0 5 4 0 17 10 0 1 1 .155 .222 .207
2000 33 Cardinals 30 50 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 19 6 0 0 3 .080 .148 .140
2001 34 Cardinals 27 32 1 5 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 15 2 0 0 0 .156 .182 .250
2002 35 Cardinals 19 34 3 7 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 9 2 0 0 1 .206 .229 .324
14 Years 405 741 48 106 21 0 8 0 50 34 0 307 95 4 6 14 .143 .186 .204

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Andy Benes Fielding Stats

1989 Padres P 10 10 200 12 1.2 12 4 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1990 Padres P 32 31 577 25 0.8 24 15 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.12
1991 Padres P 33 33 669 37 1.1 37 8 29 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.49
1992 Padres P 34 34 694 49 1.4 48 14 34 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.87
1993 Padres P 34 34 692 32 0.9 31 17 14 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.21
1994 Padres P 25 25 517 40 1.6 40 21 19 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
1995 Padres P 19 19 356 15 0.8 14 7 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.06
1995 Mariners P 12 12 189 9 0.8 9 2 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1996 Cardinals P 36 34 691 34 0.9 32 8 24 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.25
1997 Cardinals P 26 26 531 23 0.9 22 8 14 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.12
1998 Diamondbacks P 34 34 694 48 1.4 48 23 25 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1999 Diamondbacks P 33 32 595 31 0.9 29 13 16 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .935 1.32
2000 Cardinals P 30 27 498 21 0.7 21 4 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.14
2001 Cardinals P 27 19 322 16 0.6 16 7 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
2002 Cardinals P 18 17 291 16 0.9 15 5 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.39
P Totals 403 387 7,516 408 1.0 398 156 242 10 17 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.43
14 Years 403 387 7,516 408 1.0 398 156 242 10 17 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.43

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Andy Benes Miscellaneous Stats

1989 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 24.0 2.0 12.0 2.13 8.91 4.18
1990 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 30.0 2.03 6.55 3.23
1991 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 62.0 2.1 62.0 2.83 6.74 2.38
1992 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 67.0 2.3 13.4 2.77 6.57 2.37
1993 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 72.0 2.2 18.0 2.08 6.98 3.36
1994 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 7.0 3.71 9.87 2.66
1995 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 13.3 2.80 9.56 3.41
1995 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.36 6.43 4.71
1996 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 12.2 2.08 6.25 3.01
1997 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.9 11.0 2.87 8.90 3.10
1998 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 1 0 0 65.0 2.3 21.7 2.22 6.38 2.88
1999 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 58.0 3.4 11.6 1.72 6.40 3.72
2000 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 50.0 2.6 50.0 2.01 7.43 3.69
2001 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 8.0 1.28 6.54 5.11
2002 Cardinals 0 0 .000 1 0 0 34.0 3.8 17.0 1.25 5.94 4.73
14 Years 0 0 .000 2 0 0 92.6 2.4 14.8 2.20 7.18 3.27

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Andy Benes Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1989 San Diego Padres 40 $68,000.00 - -
1990 San Diego Padres 40 $130,000.00 - -
1991 San Diego Padres 40 $235,000.00 - -
1992 San Diego Padres 40 $475,000.00 - -
1993 San Diego Padres 40 $2,050,000.00 Stats -
1994 San Diego Padres 40 $3,005,000.00 - n/a
1995 San Diego Padres 40 $3,400,000.00 - -
1995 Seattle Mariners 40 "     " - -
1996 St. Louis Cardinals 40 $3,375,000.00 - -
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 40 $4,850,000.00 - -
1998 Arizona Diamondbacks 40 $6,450,000.00 - -
1999 Arizona Diamondbacks 40 $6,000,000.00 - -
2000 St. Louis Cardinals 40 $2,867,542.00 - -
2001 St. Louis Cardinals 40 $6,666,667.00 - -
2002 St. Louis Cardinals 40 $6,367,542.00 - -
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Did you know that Andy Benes was on the mound on March 31, 1998 , the first regular season game in Bank One Ballpark, the first game in Arizona Diamondbacks history, making Andy Benes the first pitcher in team history?

Andy Benes, First Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher
Andy Benes | 1998 Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day Pitcher | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac
When Andy Benes was selected first overall by San Diego in the 1988 baseball draft , he became the first pitcher taken first overall by the Padres . Their previous 1st round / 1st pick overall players were catcher Mike Ivie ( 1970 baseball draft ), third baseman Dave Roberts ( 1972 baseball draft ), and shortstop Bill Almon ( 1974 baseball draft ).

When Alan Benes , Andy's younger brother, was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1993 baseball draft , they became the first brothers each drafted in the first round of the baseball draft .

Andy Benes Baseball Card
Andy Benes Baseball Card | 1994 Topps (#LL22) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Andy Benes finished the strike-shortened 1994 season with 189 strikeouts - eighteen more than Jose Rijo and thirty-three more than Greg Maddux - first overall in the National League ( Top 25 ) that season giving Andy the strikeout champion title, the first ever earned by a San Diego pitcher.

Last-Modified: March 11, 2020 4:48 AM EST

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