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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 494 29 28 1 401 4.59 3.1
Birth Date1-21-1972
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1995 SLN MLB 3 3 16.0 24 4 20 2 .247 99 13.5 2.2 1.1 11.2 32% .449 .302 1.75 3.13 8.44 85 7.56 -0.3
1996 SLN MLB 34 32 191.0 192 87 131 27 .254 98 9.0 4.1 1.3 6.2 42% .281 .274 1.46 5.04 4.90 116 5.30 1.6
1997 SLN MLB 23 23 161.7 128 68 160 13 .255 95 7.1 3.8 0.7 8.9 49% .273 .227 1.21 3.47 2.89 86 4.09 3.1
1999 SLN MLB 2 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 .258 103 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 40% .400 .164 1.00 1.07 0.00 97 6.27 -0.0
2000 SLN MLB 30 0 46.0 54 23 26 7 .256 107 10.6 4.5 1.4 5.1 41% .301 .269 1.67 5.53 5.67 114 6.13 -0.2
2001 SLN MLB 9 1 14.7 14 12 10 5 .249 101 8.6 7.4 3.1 6.1 44% .220 .300 1.77 8.53 7.36 122 8.65 -0.5
2002 CHN MLB 7 7 39.3 42 12 32 3 .258 97 9.6 2.7 0.7 7.3 29% .325 .253 1.37 3.16 4.35 96 4.68 0.4
2003 CHN 0 3 0 8.3 8 6 9 0 .251 116 8.6 6.5 0.0 9.7 38% .381 .239 1.68 2.97 2.16 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TEX 0 4 4 15.0 29 8 11 2 .265 112 17.4 4.8 1.2 6.6 53% .466 .348 2.47 4.96 11.40 0 0.00 0.0
2003 TOT MLB 7 4 23.3 37 14 20 2 .261 113 14.3 5.4 0.8 7.7 49% .443 .314 2.19 4.25 8.10 106 7.92 -0.6
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1993 GLF A- 7 7 37.0 39 14 29 2 .000 9.5 3.4 0.5 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.43 3.91 3.65
1994 SAV A 4 4 24.3 21 7 24 1 .000 7.8 2.6 0.4 8.9 0% .000 .000 1.15 2.83 1.48
1994 STP A+ 11 11 78.3 55 15 69 0 .000 6.3 1.7 0.0 7.9 0% .000 .000 0.89 2.00 1.61
1994 ARK AA 13 13 87.7 58 26 75 8 .000 6.0 2.7 0.8 7.7 0% .000 .000 0.96 3.74 2.98
1994 LOU AAA 2 2 15.3 10 4 16 1 .000 5.9 2.4 0.6 9.4 0% .000 .000 0.92 2.90 2.94
1995 SLN MLB 3 3 16.0 24 4 20 2 .247 99 13.5 2.2 1.1 11.2 32% .449 .302 1.75 3.13 8.44
1995 LOU AAA 11 11 56.0 37 14 54 5 .000 5.9 2.2 0.8 8.7 0% .000 .000 0.91 3.16 2.41
1996 SLN MLB 34 32 191.0 192 87 131 27 .254 98 9.0 4.1 1.3 6.2 42% .281 .274 1.46 5.04 4.90
1997 SLN MLB 23 23 161.7 128 68 160 13 .255 95 7.1 3.8 0.7 8.9 49% .273 .227 1.21 3.47 2.89
1999 SLN MLB 2 0 2.0 2 0 2 0 .258 103 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 40% .400 .164 1.00 1.07 0.00
1999 POT A+ 2 2 5.0 1 4 2 0 .000 1.8 7.2 0.0 3.6 0% .000 .000 1.00 5.16 1.80
1999 ARK AA 2 2 4.3 6 1 0 0 .000 12.6 2.1 0.0 0.0 0% .000 .000 1.63 4.09 6.28
1999 MEM AAA 3 3 5.7 8 2 3 0 .000 12.6 3.2 0.0 4.7 0% .000 .000 1.75 3.62 3.16
2000 SLN MLB 30 0 46.0 54 23 26 7 .256 107 10.6 4.5 1.4 5.1 41% .301 .269 1.67 5.53 5.67
2000 MEM AAA 9 8 39.3 45 21 26 7 .000 10.3 4.8 1.6 6.0 0% .000 .000 1.68 6.17 5.95
2001 SLN MLB 9 1 14.7 14 12 10 5 .249 101 8.6 7.4 3.1 6.1 44% .220 .300 1.77 8.53 7.36
2001 MEM AAA 25 25 142.0 164 51 96 13 .000 10.4 3.2 0.8 6.1 0% .000 .000 1.51 4.48 3.55
2002 CHN MLB 7 7 39.3 42 12 32 3 .258 97 9.6 2.7 0.7 7.3 29% .325 .253 1.37 3.16 4.35
2002 IOW AAA 28 19 113.0 130 53 85 17 .000 10.4 4.2 1.4 6.8 0% .320 .000 1.62 5.41 5.65
2003 CHN MLB 3 0 8.3 8 6 9 0 .251 116 8.6 6.5 0.0 9.7 38% .381 .239 1.68 2.97 2.16
2003 TEX MLB 4 4 15.0 29 8 11 2 .265 112 17.4 4.8 1.2 6.6 53% .466 .348 2.47 4.96 11.40
2003 IOW AAA 19 17 114.0 129 44 81 13 .000 10.2 3.5 1.0 6.4 0% .323 .000 1.52 4.54 5.37
2004 MEM AAA 28 27 160.7 193 79 94 27 .000 10.8 4.4 1.5 5.3 0% .315 .000 1.69 6.09 5.60
2005 SFD AA 15 0 19.7 20 7 16 5 .275 45 9.1 3.2 2.3 7.3 38% .259 .285 1.37 6.03 5.48
2006 MEM AAA 30 4 66.1 67 23 45 15 .258 94 9.1 3.1 2.0 6.1 44% .257 .298 1.36 6.02 4.77

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

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
2004-04-05 2004-04-14 Minors 9 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
1999-04-06 1999-09-10 60-DL 157 140 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Rotator Cuff 1997-09-04 -
1998-03-31 1998-09-28 60-DL 181 163 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Rotator Cuff 1997-09-04 -
1997-07-31 1997-09-28 60-DL 59 55 Right Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 1997-09-04 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2001 SLN $925,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$925,000
1 yrTotal$925,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 105 dMark Rodgers

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 12/03 (minor-league contract) acquired in trade from TX 6/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 acquired in trade from CHC 5/03 designated for assignment 5/03 recalled 4/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 12/02 sent to minor-league camp 3/02 FA 1/02 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.925M (01)

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BP Articles

Alan Benes is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
The BP Wayback Machine: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2011-12-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWorkload Worries: When is Enough?Christina Kahrl2009-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2007-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 27-28Christina Kahrl2006-03-29
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2005-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Spring Job BattlesJoe Sheehan2004-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 8-11, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 1-7, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 14-16, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Playoff Prospectus: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis CardinalsGary Huckabay2002-10-01
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Prospectus Feature: Touring the Minors: Organizational Overview of the St. Louis CardinalsKeith Scherer2002-08-07
The Daily Prospectus: Flushing $32 MillionJoe Sheehan2002-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: How Sure is a "Can't Miss" Pitching Prospect?Paul Covert2002-05-09
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
1997 Internet Baseball Awards™ Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1997-11-10
1996 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your ballots have been counted, and the results are inGreg Spira1996-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)A short answer to the question about managers learning from their mistakes: Tony La Russa. Alan Benes. Adam Wainwright. Does the answer make sense?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I can't tell sometimes if Tony La Russa is brilliant or the luckiest manager alive. Or both/neither. His career and the choices he has made are strange. (Marc Normandin)


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