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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .210 5 25 24 6 .236 0.0
Birth Date3-5-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age26 years, 7 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.32011
2012
2013
0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 MIN 23 21 74 71 3 17 6 1 0 25 3 21 0 0 0 2 2 2 .239 .270 .352 .225 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3
Career21747131761025321000222.239.270.352.225-2.5-0.1-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 BLT A 8 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TWI Rk 52 221 .287 .244 .322 .342 .255 .307 96 6.5 6.6 0 6.3 -1.9 9.9 1.6 9.9 1.6
2007 BLT A 122 507 .275 .252 .323 .366 .258 .340 94 8.9 16.0 0.4 3.0 2.4 27.3 3.0 27.3 3.0
2008 BLT A 69 290 .247 .250 .317 .370 .261 .330 101 -3.7 8.1 -0.9 -2.8 -1.1 6.4 0.4 6.4 0.4
2009 FTM A+ 80 327 .305 .254 .329 .365 .258 .374 95 15.4 9.4 -1.6 1.7 -0.8 23.1 2.5 23.1 2.5
2009 TWI Rk 2 7 .527 .219 .302 .311 .245 .200 88 2.1 0.2 0 0.1 0.2 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2010 FTM A+ 21 96 .368 .249 .324 .370 .265 .350 87 9.1 2.3 0.1 -0.4 0.9 12.0 1.2 12.0 1.2
2010 NBR AA 102 423 .291 .258 .332 .394 .256 .301 102 13.9 12.0 -1.5 -0.1 2.8 33.5 3.4 33.5 3.4
2011 MIN MLB 21 74 .225 .257 .320 .395 .258 .340 105 -2.5 2.0 -0.5 -0.1 -1.5 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2011 NBR AA 111 472 .318 .258 .324 .395 .271 .353 89 30.4 13.9 -0.4 5.7 1.5 48.1 5.4 48.1 5.4
2011 TWI Rk 3 11 .258 .238 .310 .319 .247 .286 89 0 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2011 ARA Wnt 17 62 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 FTM A+ 8 38 .294 .258 .320 .366 .246 .391 104 1.4 1.1 -0.1 0.4 0.5 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2012 NBR AA 37 157 .214 .261 .333 .400 .264 .242 102 -7.4 4.3 -1 0.3 -1.8 -5.3 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5
2012 ROC AAA 28 108 .200 .260 .327 .393 .255 .224 94 -7.3 3.2 0.1 -0.0 0.9 -3.5 -0.3 -3.5 -0.3
2012 TWI Rk 3 9 .317 .250 .301 .321 .239 .500 106 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.0 0.0 -0.0 0.0
2013 FRI AA 37 150 .249 .253 .314 .388 .256 .262 102 -1.7 4.1 -0.5 -1.5 1.1 1.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1
2013 ROC AAA 42 165 .207 .255 .330 .393 .260 .280 102 -9.4 4.7 -0.4 -1.2 1.6 -4.0 -0.5 -4.0 -0.5
2013 RNG Rk 7 30 .420 .241 .334 .349 .270 .474 89 5.3 0.9 -0.1 -0.5 0.7 7.4 0.7 7.4 0.7
2014 JAX AA 124 498 .301 .255 .330 .380 .268 .313 96 20.9 13.7 -2.7 6.6 3.7 37.9 4.7 37.9 4.7
2014 NWO AAA 5 9 .123 .265 .326 .389 .258 .000 86 -1.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 BLT A 19 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 .263 .263 .263 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 TWI Rk 221 30 51 11 5 5 28 21 41 9 10 .260 .338 .444 .184 .287 9.9 6.3 1.6
2007 BLT A 507 73 110 18 8 5 38 49 124 18 16 .255 .347 .368 .113 .275 27.3 3.0 3.0
2008 BLT A 290 39 63 16 3 4 27 24 73 17 11 .248 .328 .382 .134 .247 6.4 -2.8 0.4
2009 FTM A+ 327 46 75 10 3 5 29 46 74 14 7 .285 .412 .403 .118 .305 23.1 1.7 2.5
2009 TWI Rk 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .200 .429 .200 .000 .527 2.5 0.1 0.3
2010 NBR AA 423 65 94 20 7 23 49 39 115 14 9 .251 .336 .527 .275 .291 33.5 -0.1 3.4
2010 FTM A+ 96 16 25 11 1 4 13 8 21 5 0 .294 .375 .588 .294 .368 12.0 -0.4 1.2
2011 TWI Rk 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 .222 .364 .333 .111 .258 0.5 -0.2 0.0
2011 ARA Wnt 62 8 11 4 2 0 4 9 15 1 1 .216 .355 .373 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MIN MLB 74 3 17 6 1 0 2 3 21 2 2 .239 .270 .352 .113 .225 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3
2011 NBR AA 472 69 114 28 4 16 67 56 109 13 9 .285 .388 .495 .210 .318 48.1 5.7 5.4
2012 ROC AAA 108 9 17 3 2 2 8 11 27 4 0 .179 .269 .316 .137 .200 -3.5 -0.0 -0.3
2012 TWI Rk 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 .375 .444 .500 .125 .317 -0.0 0.1 0.0
2012 NBR AA 157 13 26 6 1 3 20 13 43 4 3 .184 .268 .305 .121 .214 -5.3 0.3 -0.5
2012 FTM A+ 38 7 10 3 0 1 8 5 9 4 0 .303 .395 .485 .182 .294 2.3 0.4 0.3
2013 FRI AA 150 18 27 4 3 5 16 15 44 3 1 .205 .293 .394 .189 .249 1.0 -1.5 -0.1
2013 ROC AAA 165 20 29 7 2 1 9 10 50 4 2 .192 .256 .285 .093 .207 -4.0 -1.2 -0.5
2013 RNG Rk 30 10 10 3 0 1 5 4 5 2 0 .417 .500 .667 .250 .420 7.4 -0.5 0.7
2014 NWO AAA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 .000 .222 .000 .000 .123 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
2014 JAX AA 498 71 110 23 4 10 62 57 96 15 4 .264 .364 .410 .146 .301 37.9 6.6 4.7

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
2011 289 0.5294 0.4498 0.6462 0.5229 0.3676 0.8125 0.3800 0.3538
Career2890.52940.44980.64620.52290.36760.81250.380.3538

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-12 2013-07-26 Minors 44 0 - Groin Strain -
2013-03-25 2013-03-27 Minors 2 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2012-08-18 2012-09-05 Minors 18 17 Left Knee Surgery Loose Bodies and Microfracture 2012-08-27 -
2012-05-19 2012-07-16 Minors 58 53 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2012-05-24 -
2011-06-03 2011-07-05 Minors 32 29 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2011-06-06
2009-05-12 2009-07-09 Minors 58 0 Right Hand Fracture Punching Object -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIN $
2012 MIN $
2011 MIN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 23 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/21/13. Claimed by Texas off waivers from Minnesota 5/25/13. DFA by Texas 9/1/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2006 (2-64) (Joliet Catholic HS, Ill.). $0.575M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 514 60 114 23 5 10 51 48 138 15 6 .250 .328 .388 .273 18.5 CF 0, RF 1 1.9
80o 492 55 103 21 4 9 46 43 136 13 6 .235 .311 .366 .259 11.1 CF 0, RF 1 1.1
70o 476 51 97 20 4 9 43 40 134 12 5 .225 .299 .350 .248 6.1 CF 0, RF 1 0.6
60o 463 48 90 18 4 8 41 38 132 11 5 .216 .289 .336 .240 2.1 CF 0, RF 1 0.1
50o 450 46 84 17 3 8 39 36 130 11 5 .208 .279 .324 .232 -1.4 CF 0, RF 1 -0.2
40o 437 43 79 16 3 7 37 33 128 10 4 .200 .269 .311 .224 -4.8 CF 0, RF 1 -0.6
30o 424 40 74 15 3 7 34 31 126 9 4 .192 .259 .298 .215 -8.2 CF 0, RF 1 -1.0
20o 408 37 68 14 3 6 32 29 124 9 4 .182 .246 .283 .205 -11.8 CF 0, RF 1 -1.4
10o 386 33 59 12 2 5 28 25 120 8 3 .169 .229 .262 .191 -16.4 CF 0, RF 1 -1.9
Weighted Mean456478818484037131115.212.283.330.2350.2CF 0, RF 1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
4% 23% 10% 24% 43%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201527250264710252322716.209.288.333.233-0.2-1.30.1-0.214.9-16.2-0.5
201628349366413363229978.205.283.328.231-0.3-2.60.2-0.314.9-17.4-0.6
2017296026411424512585016713.211.286.340.234-0.3-1.5-0.0-0.714.9-15.7-1.1
2018306016311323512575117112.208.284.333.231-0.5-3.3-0.2-0.914.9-17.2-1.1
2019316386712024513605517412.209.286.333.231-0.5-3.8-0.5-1.114.9-17.1-1.2
2020326276511623411585416711.208.285.326.230-0.7-5.3-0.8-1.314.9-18.1-1.1
2021336206511923412585216010.213.288.332.232-0.6-4.2-0.9-1.514.9-16.8-1.1
202234622641142241156541688.205.282.317.226-1.0-8.4-1.2-1.614.9-20.5-1.1
202335606631132231155501556.209.283.321.227-1.0-8.1-1.5-1.814.9-19.8-1.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.41.41.90.3out of baseball0.14

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 81)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 92 Jordan Danks 2013 .250
2 89 Blake Tekotte 2013 .255
3 86 Brandon Barnes 2012 .194
4 86 Scott Cousins 2011 .183
5 85 Daniel Ortmeier 2007 .271
6 84 Denis Phipps 2012 .347
7 84 Jon Zeringue 2009 .000 DNP
8 83 Seth Fortenberry 2010 .000 DNP
9 83 John Shelby 2012 .000 DNP
10 83 Carlo Testa 2013 .000 DNP
11 83 Ryan Goleski 2008 .000 DNP
12 83 Nick Blasi 2008 .000 DNP
13 83 Deik Scram 2010 .000 DNP
14 83 John Raynor 2010 .187
15 83 Corey Brown 2012 .234
16 83 Jordan Czarniecki 2007 .000 DNP
17 83 Sean Shoffit 2011 .000 DNP
18 83 Jason Cooper 2007 .000 DNP
19 82 Ben Johnson 2007 .203
20 82 Brian Van Kirk 2012 .000 DNP
21 82 Will Venable 2009 .268
22 82 Chris Dickerson 2008 .333
23 82 Greg Golson 2012 .000 DNP
24 82 J.T. Hall 2010 .000 DNP
25 82 Caleb Stewart 2008 .000 DNP
26 82 Danny Putnam 2009 .000 DNP
27 82 Fred Lewis 2007 .267
28 82 Ben Harrison 2008 .000 DNP
29 82 Carlos Sosa 2008 .000 DNP
30 82 Adron Chambers 2013 .185
31 81 Sam Carter 2009 .000 DNP
32 81 Anthony Norman 2011 .000 DNP
33 81 David Espinosa 2008 .000 DNP
34 81 Brett Carroll 2009 .243
35 81 Chris Denorfia 2007 .000 DNP
36 81 Jeremy Slayden 2009 .000 DNP
37 81 Collin DeLome 2012 .000 DNP
38 81 Cody Puckett 2013 .000 DNP
39 81 Rashad Eldridge 2008 .000 DNP
40 81 Marvin Lowrance 2011 .000 DNP
41 81 Kevin Mattison 2012 -.008
42 81 Collin Cowgill 2012 .238
43 81 Kevin Mahar 2007 .145
44 81 Kody Kaiser 2011 .000 DNP
45 81 Joe Gaetti 2008 .000 DNP
46 81 Michael Carlin 2008 .000 DNP
47 81 Jason Perry 2007 .000 DNP
48 81 Justin Huber 2009 .203
49 81 Lorenzo Cain 2012 .265
50 81 Cole Garner 2011 .184
51 81 Dustin Martin 2010 .000 DNP
52 80 Jason Pridie 2010 .000 DNP
53 80 Brian Bogusevic 2010 .177
54 80 Chris Lubanski 2011 .000 DNP
55 80 Lou Montanez 2008 .270
56 80 Jeff Fiorentino 2009 .253
57 80 Raul Reyes 2013 .000 DNP
58 80 Brad Snyder 2008 .000 DNP
59 80 Jermaine Mitchell 2011 .000 DNP
60 80 Derrick Mitchell 2013 .000 DNP
61 80 Damon Sublett 2012 .000 DNP
62 80 Sawyer Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
63 80 Patrick Breen 2008 .000 DNP
64 80 Mycal Jones 2013 .000 DNP
65 80 Matt Carson 2008 .000 DNP
66 80 Brandon Tripp 2011 .000 DNP
67 80 Ryan Mount 2013 .000 DNP
68 80 Eugenio Velez 2008 .240
69 80 Roger Bernadina 2010 .257
70 80 John Mayberry 2010 .427
71 80 Steve Moss 2010 .000 DNP
72 79 James Boone 2009 .000 DNP
73 79 Chad Huffman 2011 .000 DNP
74 79 Justin Maxwell 2010 .241
75 79 Joey Butler 2012 .000 DNP
76 79 Richie Robnett 2010 .000 DNP
77 79 Stefan Gartrell 2010 .000 DNP
78 79 Cole Gillespie 2010 .240
79 79 Francisco Plasencia 2010 .000 DNP
80 79 Val Majewski 2007 .000 DNP
81 79 Ray Sadler 2007 .000 DNP
82 79 Darren Ford 2012 .000 DNP
83 79 Brandon Hicks 2012 .221
84 79 Terry Evans 2008 .000 DNP
85 79 Mike Hollimon 2008 .313
86 79 Kyle Greene 2012 .000 DNP
87 79 Cory Patton 2008 .000 DNP
88 79 Mark Shorey 2011 .000 DNP
89 79 Xavier Paul 2011 .245
90 79 Melky Mesa 2013 .349
91 79 Brady Shoemaker 2013 .000 DNP
92 78 James Simmons 2012 .000 DNP
93 78 Bradley Suttle 2012 .000 DNP
94 78 Bronson Sardinha 2009 .000 DNP
95 78 Jeff Salazar 2007 .248
96 78 Ryan Roberts 2007 .086
97 78 Marland Williams 2007 .000 DNP
98 78 Jamie Hoffmann 2011 -.033
99 78 Steve Susdorf 2012 .000 DNP
100 78 Lucas May 2011 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Considered a better prospect than Ben Revere not so long ago, Benson saw his game fall apart on every level in 2012. While Revere established himself as a passable regular, Benson batted .202/.288/.336 across four minor-league levels and battled a severely limiting wrist injury. With Revere and Denard Span gone, Benson will get a chance—perhaps the first chance—at winning the starting center-field job. But at age 25 and with outfielders Arcia, Aaron Hicks, and possibly, eventually, Byron Buxton on the climb behind him, this feels very much like a last-chance sort of year for Benson.
2012 A 2006 second-round pick who was recruited as a running back by Purdue, Benson always rated as a five-tool talent, but he finally broke out in 2010, showing off considerable power in addition to his above-average speed and arm. Repeating at Double-A, he demonstrated improved plate discipline and contact ability, and barely missed a beat despite surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee that knocked him out all of June. His September cup of coffee was nothing to write home about; his numbers were dragged down by a .118/.167/.118 in 18 PA against lefties, something that shouldn't be a long-term problem. While his swing could still use further refinement—particularly when it comes to breaking balls and using the whole field—he will quickly be in the big-league mix. He is still more than playable in center field, though given the Twins' depth at that position, right field is likely where his destiny lies.
2011 Benson is a five-tool talent who enjoyed a breakout season in 2010, finally turning his considerable skills into on-field production after concentrating on football in high school, where he was a Purdue running back recruit. His raw tools exceed those of anyone else in the system, including the more highly touted Aaron Hicks. He possesses plus-plus raw power, above-average speed, and an above-average arm. The tool that has lagged behind is the one that really counts, hitting. Benson takes a big cut, reaping the strikeouts attendant on that approach, and will never hit for a high average. Given his ability to play an excellent center field and hit home runs, it may not matter.
2010 Outfielder Joe Benson has the tools to rank with nearly any outfielder in the system, but they come with plenty of questions about his bat; a second-half comeback from a broken hand helped, but he'll need to show more power.
2009 The Twins' second-round pick in 2006, Joe Benson is as toolsy as they come, but is still learning to apply those skills to baseball. Young and raw, he would still get the benefit of the doubt on athletic ability (for now), but the lower back stress fracture that ended his season early creates doubt.
2008 The Twins' second-round pick in 2006, Benson held his own at Beloit last year; that increased strikeout rate is a byproduct of his attempts to work the count. Benson has plus tools across the board, but his raw power and speed haven't translated into on-field results thus far. Both his hitting and fielding mechanics need work, but he has as much upside as any hitter in the system.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Derek, thanks for the chat. Many people know I am better performer in the second half of season career-wise. Would you mind name more players you consider worth monitoring or even prospects who could have a big showing?
(Adam Laroche from National Capital)
Sorry, Adam, but I don’t buy the whole first-half/second-half thing for most players. As far as prospects that could be recalled and make an impact go, there are a lot of guys that could fit the bill. To name a few: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Trevor Bauer, Joe Benson, Joe Wieland, Robbie Erlin, Leonys Martin, Tyler Skaggs, Jacob Turner, Brad Peacock, Jarrod Parker, Nolan Arenado, Danny Hultzen, and Brett Jackson. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had Leonys Martin penciled in as a keeper for a starting OF spot this year, but Ron Washington now says otherwise. Any thoughts on AL minor leaguers who might be making an impact come June/July?
(ChuckR from Chicago)
Wash said as long as guys stay healthy, which is impossible for Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. Martin is very near the top of such a list. Also, Mike Trout's a possibility given injuries or trades, Joe Benson in Minnesota, Jacob Turner (if he doesn't start the year with the team), the Oakland pitchers (Peacock, Parker, Milone to a lesser extent), and Danny Hultzen for Seattle. (Derek Carty)
2012-02-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 that Joe Benson has a better all around career than Jaff Decker?
(goiter6 from MN)
Big big edge to Benson. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)So assuming the Twins outfield is Revere/Plouffe, Span and Willingham, any thoughts on how that all changes when Joe Benson noses in? Would you expect Benson for late this year and for good starting next year?
(ssp833 from Twins Territory)
There are certainly ways for Benson to nose in this year. Span is both an injury and trade risk. Willingham is an injury risk (CHIPPER gave him all reds coming into 2011). I like Revere, but he has a non-zero demotion chance. Doumit is also an injury risk, and if he's lost for a long time, it's possible the team shifts Willingham to DH most days and plays Benson in the OF. I think by Opening Day 2013, the team will have found room somehow for Benson. (Derek Carty)
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance the Twins do something big in the offseason? Would you let Cuddyer and/or Kubel walk if you're Billy Smith?
(richardkr34 from Saint Paul, MN)
When was the last time they did anything big that was acquiring as opposed to deacquisitioning? You would like to think they are finally ready to invest and rebuild, because I'm not sure how this team avoided losing 100 games. In an ideal world, Cuddyer and especially Kubel would walk, because they just don't give you that much bang for the buck, but you have to put SOMEONE on the field next year. Joe Benson can only take one spot. Between their habitual complacency and the tragic injuries to Mauer and Morneau, this team is really in a bad place. (Steven Goldman)
2011-09-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)When do you believe Joe Benson will reach the majors? Is he a genuine power/speed guy? A starting OF? What's his upside?
(Lloyd Cole from Chicago)
Where are the Commotions? I think we'll see Benson in 2012 and he still has some development in him. The power, the speed and the arm are all true plus tools, I just don't think he'll ever hit for a high average. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How close was Joe Benson to the top 101?
(Klochner from MN)
VERY close. One of the last cuts. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)four years: Joe Benson or Aaron Hicks
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
B. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-10-12 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins OF is looking mighty crowded. With guys like Ben Revere and Joe Benson (to a lesser extent) knocking on the door, who do think they might try and move in the off-season?
(Tobias from Minnesota)
They've got the option on Kubel at just under $5MM, which is nowhere near the lock it looked like it would be after 2009. There's also the question of Jim Thome, who is just totally and completely awesome in pretty much every way. One possible solution would be to let Kubel DH and make room in right. But that means no more taters for Jimmers. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe Benson = this year's Dom Brown for an uber-toolsy guy who puts it together en route to becoming a higher-end prospect?
(George from Ft Myers)
Not convinced. (Kevin Goldstein)


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