Kris Benson Stats

Kris Benson was born on Thursday, November 7, 1974, in Superior, Wisconsin. Benson was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 9, 1999, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Kris Benson baseball stats page.

"(Kris) Benson has a four-pitch repertoire with a fastball that reaches 96 MPH and averages 93, a sharp-breaking slider, a curveball and changeup. While he's a power pitcher, he sometimes tries to finesse his way through a lineup by using all of his pitches. That gets him into trouble as he runs up high pitch counts early in games. Benson had problems at times controlling his tailing fastball last season, but it's a major weapon when he gets it in the strike zone. He is a studious pitcher who watches plenty of tape and keeps copious notes on each hitter in the league." - Scouting Report by Stats Inc. (2003)
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Autograph on a 2001 Topps (#506)
Kris Benson Autograph on a 2001 Topps (#506)

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Birth Name:
Kristen James Benson ( Twitter : @KrisBenson34 )
Nickname:
Kris
Born On:
11-07-1974  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Superior, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Sprayberry High School (Marietta, GA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-09-1999 (Age 24)
Last Game:
04-28-2010
Draft:
1996 : 1st Round (1st) / Signing Bonus = $2,000,000
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1999 25 Pirates 31 31 0 11 14 .440 4.07 2 0 0 196.2 840 184 89 105 16 83 5 139 2 6 1 0
2000 26 Pirates 32 32 0 10 12 .455 3.85 2 1 0 217.2 936 206 93 104 24 86 5 184 5 10 0 0
2002 28 Pirates 27 25 0 9 6 .600 4.70 0 0 0 130.1 576 152 68 76 18 50 8 79 3 3 1 0
2003 29 Pirates 18 18 0 5 9 .357 4.97 0 0 0 105.0 475 127 58 67 14 36 4 68 7 1 0 0
2004 30 Pirates 20 20 0 8 8 .500 4.22 0 0 0 132.1 564 137 62 69 7 44 5 83 2 6 0 0
2004 30 Mets 11 11 0 4 4 .500 4.50 1 1 0 68.0 290 65 34 37 8 17 3 51 3 4 0 0
2005 31 Mets 28 28 0 10 8 .556 4.13 0 0 0 174.1 737 171 80 86 24 49 5 95 4 4 0 0
2006 32 Orioles 30 30 0 11 12 .478 4.82 3 0 0 183.0 781 199 98 105 33 58 2 88 6 7 0 0
2009 35 Rangers 8 2 2 1 1 .500 8.46 0 0 0 22.1 114 33 21 23 6 12 0 11 0 3 0 0
2010 36 Diamondbacks 3 3 0 1 1 .500 5.14 0 0 0 14.0 67 18 8 9 2 6 0 8 1 1 0 0
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
9 Years 208 200 2 70 75 .483 4.42 8 2 0 1,243.2 5,380 1,292 611 681 152 441 37 806 33 45 2 0
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1999 25 Pirates 31 65 7 10 3 0 0 0 7 3 0 24 6 0 0 1 .154 .191 .200
2000 26 Pirates 32 65 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 29 9 0 1 0 .092 .157 .123
2002 28 Pirates 27 40 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 4 0 0 0 .175 .175 .200
2003 29 Pirates 18 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 6 0 0 1 .000 .032 .000
2004 30 Pirates 20 39 2 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 17 10 0 0 0 .179 .200 .179
2004 30 Mets 11 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 9 5 0 0 0 .053 .100 .053
2005 31 Mets 26 49 4 9 1 0 0 0 6 5 0 22 6 0 1 0 .184 .273 .204
2006 32 Orioles 3 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444
2009 35 Rangers 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 36 Diamondbacks 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
9 Years 179 321 23 42 7 0 1 0 22 15 0 127 47 0 2 2 .131 .175 .162
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1999 Pirates P 31 31 590 44 1.4 42 15 27 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .955 1.92
2000 Pirates P 32 32 653 38 1.2 36 8 28 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.49
2002 Pirates P 25 25 391 25 1.0 23 12 11 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.59
2003 Pirates P 18 18 315 17 0.9 16 6 10 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.37
2004 Pirates P 20 20 397 31 1.6 31 12 19 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.11
2004 Mets P 11 11 204 12 1.1 11 5 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.46
2005 Mets P 28 28 522 36 1.3 36 7 29 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
2006 Orioles P 30 30 549 42 1.4 40 15 25 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.97
2009 Rangers P 8 2 66 3 0.4 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
2010 Diamondbacks P 3 3 42 2 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 206 200 3,729 250 1.2 240 83 157 10 16 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.74
9 Years 206 200 3,729 250 1.2 240 83 157 10 16 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.74
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1999 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.7 9.3 1.67 6.36 3.80
2000 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 65.0 2.14 7.61 3.56
2002 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0.0 3.6 40.0 1.58 5.46 3.45
2003 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.89 5.83 3.09
2004 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 13.0 1.89 5.64 2.99
2004 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 9.5 3.00 6.75 2.25
2005 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 8.2 1.94 4.90 2.53
2006 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 0 9.0 3.0 4.5 1.52 4.33 2.85
2009 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.92 4.43 4.84
2010 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 5.0 0.0 1.33 5.14 3.86
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
9 Years 0 0 .000 2 0 0 321.0 2.5 14.6 1.83 5.83 3.19
Kris Benson

Kris Benson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1999 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 $200,000.00 - -
2000 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 $300,000.00 - -
2002 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 $2,700,000.00 - -
2003 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 $4,300,000.00 - -
2004 Pittsburgh Pirates 34 $6,150,000.00 - -
2004 New York Mets 34 "     " - -
2005 New York Mets 34 $5,333,333.00 - -
2006 Baltimore Orioles 34 $8,333,333.00 - -
2009 Texas Rangers 37 $750,000.00 - -
2010 Arizona Diamondbacks 48 $725,000.00 - -


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