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Portrait of John Van Benschoten

John Van Benschoten PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 90 2 13 0 65 9.20 -1.2
Birth Date4-14-1980
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2004 PIT 24 6 5 28.7 26.3 2.3 1 3 0 1 2 0 135 33 27 22 3 52 19 19 2 18 6.91 5.26 6.88 -2.8 -0.3
2007 PIT 27 11 9 39.0 34.7 4.3 0 7 0 0 1 0 203 55 45 44 4 78 29 28 5 26 10.15 5.79 6.33 -0.8 -0.1
2008 PIT 28 9 5 22.3 17.7 4.7 1 3 0 0 0 0 125 37 28 26 7 67 20 19 3 21 10.48 8.39 9.31 -7.0 -0.7
Career261990.078.711.321301304631251009214197686610659.206.277.25-10.6-1.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 PIT MLB 6 5 28.7 6.88 41 .311 .251 .313 .400 .251 .323 92 -4.8 -0.5 -2.8 -0.3
2007 PIT MLB 11 9 39.0 6.33 65 .326 .270 .328 .434 .258 .367 98 -2.1 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2008 PIT MLB 9 5 22.3 9.31 -3 .380 .261 .326 .409 .259 .405 99 -6.7 -0.7 -7.0 -0.7
2011 TUC AAA 5 5 26.3 6.42 92 .287 .284 .354 .437 .261 .354 113 2.4 0.2 2.2 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 PIT MLB 1 3 0 6 5 28.7 33 19 18 3 47% .323 10.4 6.0 0.9 5.7 1.81 6.91 -2.8 -0.3
2007 PIT MLB 0 7 0 11 9 39.0 55 29 26 4 39% .367 12.7 6.7 0.9 6.0 2.15 10.15 -0.8 -0.1
2008 PIT MLB 1 3 0 9 5 22.3 37 20 21 7 43% .405 14.9 8.1 2.8 8.5 2.55 10.48 -7.0 -0.7
2011 TUC AAA 1 4 0 5 5 26.3 37 9 14 3 39% .354 12.6 3.1 1.0 4.8 1.75 7.52 2.2 0.2

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
2008 475 0.5305 0.4241 0.8259 0.6032 0.2197 0.9013 0.5918 0.1741
Career4750.53050.42410.82590.60320.21970.90130.59180.1741

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-24 2011-09-06 Minors 13 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps - -
2010-05-07 2010-07-11 Minors 65 0 Right Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2009-06-17 2009-08-01 Minors 45 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-04-03 2006-08-16 60-DL 135 120 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum + Rotator Cuff + Thermal Capsule Repair 2005-01-27
2005-04-01 2005-10-02 60-DL 184 161 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum + Rotator Cuff + Thermal Capsule Repair 2005-01-27

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 NYA $327,000
2005 NYA $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$643,000
2 yrTotal$643,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 114 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CWS 2/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 12/8/08 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/29/08 recalled 7/21/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/10/08 recalled 6/28/08 optioned to Triple-A 5/13/08 recalled 4/27/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/18/08 recalled 9/3/07 optioned to Triple-A 7/28/07
  • recalled 6/15/07
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 3/07, 1 year (07) re-signed 1/06, 1 year/$0.327M (06)
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) (split contract) recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 8/04 recalled 8/04 optioned to Triple-A 3/04 40-m 11/03 $2.4M signing bonus
  • Kent St 01 1-8

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BP Articles

John Van Benschoten is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: What Choo Think is Wrong with Kimbrel?Daniel Rathman2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: The New CrewJohn Perrotto2008-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Golddiggers and Going For ItChristina Kahrl2008-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: The Lost Generation?Nate Silver2008-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Whipped, Hurt, and StompedChristina Kahrl2008-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
Spring Training Preview: NL CentralJoe Sheehan2008-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Your 2010 PiratesBryan Smith2007-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: The Upcoming MarketJohn Perrotto2007-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hack, Slash, and RehabWill Carroll2007-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Career Path ChoicesBryan Smith2007-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Unpaid HazardsKevin Goldstein2007-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL CentralKevin Goldstein2007-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: A Game Story and a Great StoryJoe Sheehan2007-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Triple-A PreviewKevin Goldstein2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Can Win the World SeriesJohn Perrotto2007-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL Central, 7/18/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Tuesday Morning Ten-Pack, 5/30/06Kevin Goldstein2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, March 30-April 4Christina Kahrl2006-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: NL CentralKevin Goldstein2006-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part EightRany Jazayerli2006-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 12-19Christina Kahrl2006-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: It Happens Every SpringWill Carroll2006-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 19-25Christina Kahrl2005-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 14-20Christina Kahrl2005-09-21
Prospectus Notebook: LAA, PHI, PITBaseball Prospectus2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Coming and GoingWill Carroll2005-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Open QuestionsWill Carroll2004-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 17-23, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Clean BillWill Carroll2004-08-20
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2004-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspecting: Pirates' No-Name BatteryDavid Cameron2003-08-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspecting: Futures Game PreviewDavid Cameron2003-07-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil RaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-28
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any reason to keep Strasburg at AA? He's toying with that level at this point. Wouldn't the move to AAA right now make sense?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
He's working on some things, like not stepping across his body from the stretch. My question would be "Is Triple-A that much harder?" Would facing Scranton be more of a challenge? The best hitter in Scranton's lineup last night was ... John Van Benschoten. I think he'll get there quickly, but we're not going to learn much until he's in Washington. He's really good with two devastating pitches and the makings of another. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)Any health-related issues with Adam Loewen becoming a hitter? Even if he becomes Cal Ripken on the durability front he has to face some monumental odds at getting back to the majors after taking six years off from hitting.
(Drungo from SoMd)
No I don't think so. The screw in his elbow shouldn't affect hitting. I'm still trying to figure out if it's staying in or will need to be re-fixated. My question is if Loewen does it, does it make Rick Ankiel's feat a bit less impressive? Someone figure out who else could do this - John Van Benschoten comes to mind, though I'm told he has no interest. Brian Bogusevic? Where's KG when you need him? (Will Carroll)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, John Van Benschoten threw 772 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Fourseam Fastball (92mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph), Slider (85mph) and Change (85mph).