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Ben McDonald P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date11-24-1967
Height6' 7"
Weight212 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
1989 BAL MLB 6 0 7.3 8 4 3 2 .260 99 9.8 4.9 2.5 3.7 46% .250 .318 1.64 7.21 8.59 112 0.00 0.0
1990 BAL MLB 21 15 118.7 88 35 65 9 .265 96 6.7 2.7 0.7 4.9 44% .218 .221 1.04 3.58 2.43 100 0.00 0.0
1991 BAL MLB 21 21 126.3 126 43 85 16 .268 97 9.0 3.1 1.1 6.1 41% .284 .269 1.34 4.26 4.84 97 0.00 0.0
1992 BAL MLB 35 35 227.0 213 74 158 32 .268 98 8.4 2.9 1.3 6.3 42% .264 .270 1.26 4.33 4.24 95 0.00 0.0
1993 BAL MLB 34 34 220.3 185 86 171 17 .262 102 7.6 3.5 0.7 7.0 53% .265 .230 1.23 3.69 3.39 87 0.00 0.0
1994 BAL MLB 24 24 157.3 151 54 94 14 .264 99 8.6 3.1 0.8 5.4 51% .279 .240 1.30 4.23 4.06 97 0.00 0.0
1995 BAL MLB 14 13 80.0 67 38 62 10 .264 102 7.5 4.3 1.1 7.0 48% .249 .239 1.31 4.75 4.16 99 0.00 0.0
1996 MIL MLB 35 35 221.3 228 67 146 25 .270 98 9.3 2.7 1.0 5.9 48% .287 .252 1.33 4.39 3.90 88 0.00 0.0
1997 MIL MLB 21 21 133.0 120 36 110 13 .263 97 8.1 2.4 0.9 7.4 51% .276 .236 1.17 3.69 4.06 83 0.00 0.0
CareerMLB2111981291.31186437894138.266998.33.01.06.247%.268.2471.264.123.91933.9024.2

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
1989 BAL MLB 6 0 7.3 8 4 3 2 .260 99 9.8 4.9 2.5 3.7 46% .250 .318 1.64 7.21 8.59
1989 FRD A+ 2 2 9.0 10 0 9 0 .000 10.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .000 .000 1.11 0.88 2.00
1990 BAL MLB 21 15 118.7 88 35 65 9 .265 96 6.7 2.7 0.7 4.9 44% .218 .221 1.04 3.58 2.43
1990 HAG AA 3 3 11.0 11 3 15 1 .000 9.0 2.5 0.8 12.3 0% .000 .000 1.27 2.13 6.55
1990 ROC AAA 7 7 44.0 33 21 37 4 .000 6.8 4.3 0.8 7.6 0% .000 .000 1.23 3.85 2.86
1991 BAL MLB 21 21 126.3 126 43 85 16 .268 97 9.0 3.1 1.1 6.1 41% .284 .269 1.34 4.26 4.84
1991 ROC AAA 2 2 7.0 10 5 7 1 .000 12.9 6.4 1.3 9.0 0% .000 .000 2.14 5.10 7.71
1992 BAL MLB 35 35 227.0 213 74 158 32 .268 98 8.4 2.9 1.3 6.3 42% .264 .270 1.26 4.33 4.24
1993 BAL MLB 34 34 220.3 185 86 171 17 .262 102 7.6 3.5 0.7 7.0 53% .265 .230 1.23 3.69 3.39
1994 BAL MLB 24 24 157.3 151 54 94 14 .264 99 8.6 3.1 0.8 5.4 51% .279 .240 1.30 4.23 4.06
1995 BAL MLB 14 13 80.0 67 38 62 10 .264 102 7.5 4.3 1.1 7.0 48% .249 .239 1.31 4.75 4.16
1995 ROC AAA 1 1 3.7 1 4 1 0 .000 2.4 9.7 0.0 2.4 0% .000 .000 1.35 5.89 2.43
1996 MIL MLB 35 35 221.3 228 67 146 25 .270 98 9.3 2.7 1.0 5.9 48% .287 .252 1.33 4.39 3.90
1997 MIL MLB 21 21 133.0 120 36 110 13 .263 97 8.1 2.4 0.9 7.4 51% .276 .236 1.17 3.69 4.06

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
1997-07-17 1997-10-16 60-DL 91 72 Right Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 1997-07-19 -
1995-07-20 1995-09-19 15-DL 61 58 - Not Disclosed - -
1995-06-17 1995-07-14 15-DL 27 24 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
1991-05-23 1991-07-01 15-DL 39 36 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
1991-04-06 1991-04-22 15-DL 16 10 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
1990-04-09 1990-05-23 15-DL 44 39 - Abdomen Strain - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

Ben McDonald is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part OneAllan Simpson2014-06-03
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Four: LSUJordan Shusterman2014-05-31
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Four: LSUJake Mintz2014-05-31
Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream CrushingKevin Goldstein2012-06-04
The BP Wayback Machine: Boras vs. Baseball--A PrimerKevin Goldstein2012-01-04
The BP Wayback Machine: PECOTA Takes on Pitching Prospects and Left-Handed PitchersNate Silver2011-12-15
Wezen-Ball: New Unis Same as the OldLarry Granillo2011-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Opening ActsBen Lindbergh2011-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessAhead in the Count: Production and the DraftMatt Swartz2010-06-07
One-Hoppers: Ken Griffey Jr. Bows OutJay Jaffe2010-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2Steven Goldman2010-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Inglorious BastardsSteven Goldman2009-06-19
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: When the Rains ComeRany Jazayerli2008-10-28
Future Shock: Boras vs. Baseball—A PrimerKevin Goldstein2008-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Lightning in a Bottle, Thunder in the BronxJohn Perrotto2008-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Hummingbirds and SlothsDan Fox2007-05-03
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 access2006--Setting the Stage: Pack Your Bag WellJay Jaffe2006-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Heisman vs. Golden SpikesJim Baker2005-12-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 21-28Christina Kahrl2005-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part SixRany Jazayerli2005-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part TwoRany Jazayerli2005-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: How Sure is a "Can't Miss" Pitching Prospect?Paul Covert2002-05-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-06 17:00:00 (link to chat)Am I wrong to look at Cole and see Ben McDonald?
(Steve M. from Shady Lane)
Not sure what they have in common other than being good college pitchers and right-handed. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, what do you think are the chances Strasburg makes an appearance in the Natinals starting rotation this year? Is there a precedent for pushing a player into the rotation so soon after the draft?
(Aaron from Boston)
David Clyde with the Rangers in...197x. Publicity stunt, disaster. Ben McDonald might have been a rotation guy in 1989, but instead signed late and made some relief appearances. I can think of relievers, but not starters in anything other than token appearances. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Reading your 'yarn' above about Rice; are there schools out there that are historically brutal on their pitchers and have a track record of their prospects peaking in college due to workload?
(Gavin from Prairie Village, KS)
I actually think a lot of school, including Rice themselves have learned from some mistakes in the past, and you don't so guys get just downright ABUSED (we're looking at you Ben McDonald and Jason Windsor) as much as they used to. By the way, every time I spin that Rice tale, I hear from their alum, and not in a happy way. (Kevin Goldstein)


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