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Alan BenesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1991-2006 MLB Years: 1995-2003
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsP-322Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlan Paul Benes
Height6-5Weight235BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 21,1972 [46.269]PlaceEvansville,Indiana
High SchoolLake Forest (Lake Forest,IL)
CollegeCreighton University (Omaha,NE)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 49th round (1251st overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$500,000
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1994-MLB-#7 ... 1995-MLB-#14 ... 1995-MLB-#1 ... 1996-MLB-#5 ... 1996-MLB-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 19,1995 [23.242]
OrganizationsSLN [11] CHN [2] TEX [1] Awards3Awards Voting1-5
TBC Player ID1117Retrosheet IDbenea002MLBAM ID110853
RelationshipsBrother of Adam Benes, Brother of Andy Benes, Uncle of Drew Benes
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (RHP) in 1996
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks52Hittable45SO/BB53vsPower45Hitting19Durability55Team.498Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1991Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1S/R191132.9820146310096.2854732043750001.327.91--4.006.981.74.786-
1992Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1ST201133.14161609100120.010452420391100001.197.78--2.928.232.82.786-
1993Creighton UniversityMVCNCAA-1ST21752.73141407000105.08842320451220001.267.52--3.8410.422.71.583-
1993Glens Falls RedbirdsNYPLA-sln-ST21043.65770000037.0392015214292001.439.490.493.417.052.07.000-
1994Savannah CardinalsSALAsln-ST22201.48440000024.0215417241001.157.770.372.598.883.431.000-
1994St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-ST22711.6111110000078.0551814015694100.896.32--1.727.934.60.875-
1994Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-ST22722.9813130100087.2583829826753100.965.950.822.677.702.88.778-
1994Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST22102.93220100015.0105514163000.915.870.592.359.394.001.000-
1994Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorMLB--ST01732.28303002000204.21446652105218411200.956.300.442.288.053.54.8502.73
1995Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST23422.4111110210056.0371615514542000.915.950.802.258.683.86.667-
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41ST23128.44330000016.024151524203001.7513.501.132.2511.255.00.3332.98
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41ST2413104.90343223110191.019212010427871315101.469.051.274.106.171.51.5655.00
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41ST25992.89232302000161.2128605213681609201.217.130.723.798.912.35.5003.44
1999Potomac CannonsCaroA+sln-ST27001.8022000005.01110420001.001.80--7.203.600.50--
1999Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-ST27006.2322000004.06330100001.6212.46--2.08--0.00--
1999Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ST27013.1833000005.28320230001.7612.71--3.184.761.50.000-
1999Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--ST0013.60770000014.115760750001.479.00--4.203.000.71.0003.87
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41Rel27000.0020200202.02000020001.009.00----9.000.00-1.13
2000Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-ST28125.95981000039.0453126721263001.6810.301.604.815.951.24.333-
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31Rel28225.67300300016046.0543329723265001.6710.571.374.505.091.13.5005.48
2001Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln48ST29763.55252501000142.016471561351962001.5110.390.823.236.081.88.538-
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31Rel29207.36918004014.2141212512100001.778.593.077.366.140.831.0008.57
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn40S/R301095.65281990030113.013079711753855101.6210.351.354.226.771.60.526-
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35ST30224.35770000039.0422219312322001.379.610.692.757.322.67.5003.24
2003Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn35ST31775.37191722000114.012974681344815001.5210.181.033.476.391.84.500-
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35Rel31002.1630300118.08220690101.688.64--6.489.721.50-3.03
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex44ST310311.40440000015.029201928110102.4717.401.204.806.601.38.0004.90
2004Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln38ST328105.60282710000160.219310210027799412001.6910.811.514.435.271.19.444-
2005Springfield CardinalsTexAAsln39Rel33105.4915015007019.220131257163001.379.152.293.207.322.291.000-
2006Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-Rel34564.75304260012066.06741351523454001.369.092.043.126.111.96.455-
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter29284.59115704551241492.04932842525922040124501.448.981.074.017.311.82.5091.27
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter60504.242091555471220965.298352045611436571549301.399.131.063.396.641.96.545-
AAA Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter43434.781551163961150710.07834223789829150036101.519.891.243.686.321.72.500-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter823.553015151070110.28454441334916101.066.771.052.747.332.68.800-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter711.6213130000083.0561915019714100.906.05--2.057.673.74.875-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter201.48440000024.0215417241001.157.770.372.598.883.431.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter043.65770000037.0392015214292001.439.490.493.417.052.07.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter29112.965044619200321.027714110601273070001.257.73--3.558.572.42.725-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter27234.42101594251230430.04142402125419434922301.418.641.134.057.281.80.540-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter223.971073001147.2502421318412101.439.440.573.407.742.28.500-
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0311.40440000015.029201928110102.4717.401.204.806.601.38.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13124.5951312020110220.0220126112269817911201.448.981.074.017.311.82.5201.27
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14114.244735122050220.0223118104268316211101.399.131.063.396.641.96.560-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1994Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-p221320000000000620000.000.091.000.0910022.000.000.000.0680.0027.270.000.000.000.00
1994Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p2223010000000103000.333.333.333.666106.500.000.000.3000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1523010000000723000.043.120.043.1631028.063.000.000.0960.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1995Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p231110230024000401000.300.300.9001.2009211.250.600.600.4920.0036.360.0018.185.0066.67
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p2336000000000300000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p2434614930050022507001.148.175.197.37212370.250.049.082.1682.8635.7112.500.000.0033.33
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p2522521920030001602000.173.173.212.38511254.250.039.038.1700.0029.630.000.000.0022.22
1999Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-2721000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2000Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-p281010131001001202000.300.364.400.7644113.375.100.200.3427.6915.382.000.000.0033.33
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p28274021000000100000.500.500.7501.250314.667.250.250.5360.0025.000.000.000.0050.00
2001Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln48p292527251000000702000.185.185.222.4076129.250.037.037.1770.0024.140.000.000.0020.00
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p2992110000000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.000.4440.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn40p302816131001000802000.188.188.250.4384118.375.062.063.1900.0044.440.000.000.0033.33
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35p30713010000001800000.077.143.077.2201014.200.000.077.1147.1457.148.000.000.000.00
2003Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn35p311935271017000901100.200.194.314.50811237.231.114.114.2140.0024.320.002.7035.0028.57
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn35p3131000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2004Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln38p3229302400010021006100.133.182.133.3154039.190.000.067.1515.1325.645.000.000.000.00
2006Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-34216110001000104000.167.167.167.3341010.200.000.000.1480.0010.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10513962260080035309001.158.176.201.377286151.256.043.065.0001.9935.1017.670.000.0027.27
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter16015811274031500349221200.171.194.253.447407186.222.082.101.0001.6126.3416.331.6152.6725.93
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter14513711274031500342021200.197.211.292.503407163.255.095.117.0001.8425.7714.001.8445.6725.93
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1521000000000720000.000.087.000.0870023.000.000.000.0000.0030.430.000.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter9512562160080024509001.168.181.216.397276136.263.048.064.0001.4733.0922.500.000.0028.57
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1014010000001800000.071.133.071.2041015.167.000.071.0006.6753.338.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1622149349001200582014002.158.176.201.377439233.256.043.065.0001.9935.1017.670.000.0027.27
Average Minor - Per 162 games16216011274031500350221200.171.194.253.447417188.222.082.101.0001.6126.3416.331.6152.6725.93

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1993Glens Falls Redbirds NYPLA-sln21P7---2--221.0000.29------7100.09.1
1994Savannah Cardinals SALAsln22P4--12-1331.0000.75------4100.02.9
1994St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln22P11--812-120201.0001.82------11100.07.9
1994Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22P13--1016212826.9292.00------13100.09.6
1994Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln22P2--3---331.0001.50------2100.01.4
1995Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23P11--65-111111.0001.00------11100.07.6
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23P3-161---111.0000.330.06-----3100.02.1
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P34-191819333027.9000.790.14-----34100.021.0
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P23-1611312-325251.0001.090.16-----23100.014.2
1999Potomac Cannons CaroA+sln27P2---------------2100.01.4
1999Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln27P3---------------3100.02.2
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27P2-21---111.0000.500.50-----2100.01.2
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln28P9--25--771.0000.78------1090.06.3
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28P30-4624--661.0000.200.13-----30100.018.5
2001Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln29P25--167222523.9200.92------25100.017.5
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29P9-141---111.0000.110.07-----9100.05.6
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn30P28--619232725.9260.89------28100.019.4
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn30P7-3924-2661.0000.860.15-----7100.04.3
2003Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn31P19--724113231.9691.63------19100.013.4
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex31P441521--331.0000.750.20-----4100.02.5
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P3-81---111.0000.330.13-----3100.01.9
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln32P28--927133736.9731.29------2996.619.4
2005Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln33P15--11--221.0000.13------15100.010.7
2006Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln34P30--86121514.9330.47------30100.020.8
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P11544923140387471.9590.620.14-----1150.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P155--5793712157150.9550.97------1550.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P28--1117213028.9331.00------280.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P13--812-120201.0001.54------130.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4--12-1331.0000.75------40.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7---2--221.0000.29------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1993Glens Falls Redbirds NYPLA-sln217----------
1994Savannah Cardinals SALAsln224----------
1994St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln2211----------
1994Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln2213----------
1994Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln222----------
1995Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln2311----------
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln233----------
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2434----------
1997St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2523----------
1999Potomac Cannons CaroA+sln272----------
1999Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln273----------
1999St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln272----------
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln289----------
2000St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2830----------
2001Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2925----------
2001St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln299----------
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn3028----------
2002Chicago CubsNLMLBchn307----------
2003Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn3119----------
2003Texas RangersALMLBtex314----------
2003Chicago CubsNLMLBchn313----------
2004Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln3228----------
2005Springfield Cardinals TexAAsln3315----------
2006Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln3430----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB24012.842006.1322500.824.260.002.847.112.500.00.000
2000St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB28102.251008.0623501.136.750.003.385.631.670.001.000
2006St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34012.53909000010.21383078101.9610.970.005.916.751.146.75.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs012.53909000010.71383078101.8710.970.005.916.751.146.75.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs112.51303000014.39040510000.985.650.003.146.282.000.00.500

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2421000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2000St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2813110000000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs34110000000300000.250.250.250.5001041.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln38Professional Scouts1628676.5315.02Tony La Russa
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (SP) ... St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year2
1996Winter League All-Star (P)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-01-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2003-10-07Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-06-04TradeTraded by Rangers to Cubs for SS Steve O'Sullivan June 4 2003 
2003-05-09Sent to Rangers by Cubs for future considerations. 
2002-01-23ContractSigned by Cubs 
2002-01-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
2001-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-10-23On disabled list 
1993-07-19Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1993St. Louis Cardinals-21500,000-------500,000Signing Bonus out of 1993 Draft (1st round - 16th overall)
1995St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll23109,000-75336-999,520109,000609,000
1996St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll24122,000-7182921957,870109,000731,000
1997St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll25240,000-52025431,182,177150,000971,000
1999St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll27550,000-43618521,454,491200,0001,521,000
2000St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll28175,000-79541-1,394,248200,0001,696,000
2001St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll29200,000-77135-1,897,758200,0001,896,000
2002Chicago CubsTeam Payroll30200,000-75733-2,011,045200,0002,096,000
2003Texas RangersTeam Payroll31300,000-70334-2,163,527300,0002,396,000
2003Chicago CubsTeam Payroll31300,000-70334-2,163,527300,0002,396,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red