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Joe BensonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2011-2011
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsCF-353, RF-244, OF-227, LF-99, dh-1, C-1Position when DraftedLFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Joseph Benson
Height6-2Weight210BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 5,1988 [30.082]PlaceJoliet,Illinois
High SchoolCatholic Academy (Joliet,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (64th overall) of the 2006 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$575,000Signing ScoutsBilly MilosService Time0.023 (2012)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-MIN-#8 ... 2008-MIN-#2 ... 2011-MLB-#100 ... 2011-MIN-#4 ... 2012-MLB-#99 ... 2012-MIN-#2
MLB DebutSeptember 6,2011 [23.185]
OrganizationsMIN [8] NYN [1] TEX [1] ATL [1] MIA [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID128041Retrosheet IDbensj001MLBAM ID501994
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-of18521963051115528910214120203.260.335.444.7798721221.303.184.286.3369.5018.551.952.2639.2041.18
2006Beloit SnappersMidwAmin-of18819250001100600000.263.263.263.5265019.385.000.053.2340.0031.580.000.000.000.00
2006Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         6021532561155291010214720203.260.329.428.7579221240.309.168.265.3288.7519.582.242.0843.0037.50
2007Beloit SnappersMidwAmin-of1912243273110188538181649124156503.255.347.368.71515931507.341.113.231.3239.6624.462.530.9986.4028.18
2008Beloit SnappersMidwAmin5of206925439631634271711247372305.248.326.382.7089723290.328.134.252.3168.2825.173.041.3863.5036.51
2009Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-cf-lf2125110000112000000.200.429.200.629107.200.000.400.33028.570.000.000.000.000.00
2009Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min5rf-cf218026346751035291474674133233.285.414.403.81710618327.376.118.319.36914.0722.631.611.5352.6024.00
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         8226847761035291584874133233.284.414.399.81310718334.372.115.321.36814.3722.161.541.5053.6023.68
2010Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-cf22218516251114135082130001.294.375.588.963501696.350.294.447.4148.3321.882.634.1721.2564.00
2010New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin17cf-rf22102374659420723491493911590114.251.336.527.86319750423.300.276.393.3729.2227.192.955.4416.2653.19
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12345981119318276219947136120115.259.343.538.88124766519.310.279.403.3809.0626.202.895.2017.0055.46
2011Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-cf2339221000112200000.222.364.333.6973111.286.111.333.32318.1818.181.000.000.0050.00
2011New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin15cf23111400691142841667139561091303416.285.388.495.88319848472.353.210.360.38411.8623.091.953.3925.0042.11
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1144097111629416671410581111303416.284.387.491.87820149483.351.207.359.38212.0122.981.913.3125.5642.24
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin63lf-rf23217131761022232100001.239.270.352.62225774.340.113.155.2734.0528.387.000.000.0041.18
2012Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin-cf2438131000111200000.375.444.500.944419.500.125.250.41311.1122.222.000.000.0033.33
2012Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-rf-cf248337103018405900010.303.395.485.88016438.391.182.455.37613.1623.681.802.6333.0040.00
2012New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin21rf-lf243714113266132043134330005.184.268.305.5734310157.242.121.220.2598.2827.393.311.9147.0038.46
2012Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin15cf242895917322840112710103.179.269.316.585307108.224.137.295.26110.1925.002.451.8547.5041.18
2012Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor         762773056133636134308140118.202.288.336.6249322312.262.134.274.2789.6225.962.701.9246.1739.29
2013Arizona RangersArizRktex-cf2572410103015204510100.417.500.6671.16716430.474.250.500.49113.3316.671.253.3324.0040.00
2013Frisco RoughRidersTexAAtex23cf-rf253713218274351631154420120.205.293.394.6875212150.262.189.318.29810.0029.332.933.3326.4044.44
2013Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin15cf-lf25421512029721942105030005.192.256.285.5414310164.280.093.172.2456.1030.495.000.61151.0034.48
2013Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         86307486614573093299960225.215.294.362.65611126344.291.147.261.2908.4328.783.412.0343.8639.39
2014Jacksonville SunsSouAAmia5rf-cf261244177111023410621545796133817.264.364.410.77417137498.313.146.309.34511.4519.281.682.0141.7033.64
2014New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAmia5rf2657000000012300000.000.222.000.222009.000.000.143.15322.2233.331.500.000.000.00
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1294247111023410621555999133817.259.361.403.76417137507.310.144.307.34211.6419.531.681.9742.4033.64
2015Sugar Land SkeetersAtlInd-27520341001101200000.200.238.250.4885121.222.050.150.2184.769.522.000.000.0025.00
2015Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn10cf-rf2754184324610142471253660203.250.355.380.7357015217.288.130.299.32811.5216.591.441.8446.0032.61
2015Gwinnett BravesILAAAatl28rf27411181829810940152731003.246.346.331.677399137.319.085.246.30710.9519.711.800.000.0031.03
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         953025075182433111406391206.248.351.361.71210924354.300.113.278.32011.3017.801.581.1375.5032.00
2017Sugar Land SkeetersAtlInd--29117429591091468401773010542200.254.308.371.67915928467.318.117.210.2956.4222.483.501.7153.6325.69
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter217131761022232100001.239.270.352.62225774.340.113.155.0004.0528.387.000.000.0041.18
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter95633475428471834589413141774059079415291261.253.347.414.76113873173890.318.161.301.00010.4123.322.242.2937.6137.43
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter116371477518532612338107711011.202.288.302.59011226418.275.100.226.0009.0925.602.820.72123.6734.67
AA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter4651648268417912061238562720544346315835.253.349.444.7937311721917.307.191.333.00010.6923.112.163.1827.0241.25
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter10938169110244105023759104163244.289.404.451.85517238461.372.162.360.00012.8022.561.762.1738.1034.55
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1997051141783411966362773203228808.252.338.370.70826154816.337.118.234.0008.9524.882.781.1078.3330.34
Rk Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter6724244671656331413305030303.277.360.459.81911127278.323.182.310.00010.7917.991.672.1640.3340.30
Ind Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122449621131568411873110742200.252.305.365.67016429488.313.113.207.0006.3521.933.451.6456.1325.66
Minnesota Twins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter217131761022232100001.239.270.352.62225774.340.113.155.0004.0528.387.000.000.0041.18
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625482313146801515152316200008.239.270.352.62219354571.340.113.155.0004.0528.387.000.000.0041.18
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625679214431815702413691541635210.253.347.414.76123554659.318.161.301.00010.4123.322.242.2937.6137.43

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2006Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin18OF47--11645-125120.9602.55------5290.488.7
2006Beloit Snappers MidwAmin18OF2--6---661.0003.00------825.01.4
2007Beloit Snappers MidwAmin19OF109--230763243237.9752.17------12289.377.9
2008Beloit Snappers MidwAmin20OF69--1151432132129.9771.87------69100.050.0
2008Beloit Snappers MidwAmin20C1---------------691.40.7
2009Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin21LF1--2---221.0002.00------250.01.8
2009Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin21CF1--1---111.0001.00------250.01.8
2009Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min21RF37--733217876.9742.05------8046.326.8
2009Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min21CF36--7511-7776.9872.11------8045.026.1
2009Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min21LF5--7-1-87.8751.40------806.33.6
2010Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22CF19--43-1-4443.9772.26------2190.513.8
2010Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22RF2--41--551.0002.50------219.51.4
2010New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin22CF52--121631130127.9772.44------10251.036.6
2010New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin22RF41--827229189.9782.17------10240.228.9
2010New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin22LF4--3---331.0000.75------1023.92.8
2011Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin23CF2--1---111.0000.50------366.73.3
2011New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23CF83--215925226224.9912.70------11174.858.5
2011New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23RF10--191--20201.0002.00------1119.07.0
2011New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23LF7--111--12121.0001.71------1116.34.9
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23LF11108819-1-2019.9501.730.22-----2152.46.8
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23RF775920-1-2120.9522.860.34-----2133.34.3
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23CF22175---551.0002.500.29-----219.51.2
2012Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin24CF1--2---221.0002.00------333.31.7
2012Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min24RF4--15---15151.0003.75------850.03.0
2012Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min24CF4--8---881.0002.00------850.03.0
2012New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24RF14--234-227271.0001.93------3737.89.9
2012New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24LF11--152-117171.0001.55------3729.77.7
2012New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24CF10--35---35351.0003.50------3727.07.0
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin24CF26--561--57571.0002.19------2892.918.1
2013Arizona Rangers ArizRktex25CF5--52-1771.0001.40------771.49.1
2013Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex25CF20--412-143431.0002.15------3754.114.3
2013Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex25RF18--253112928.9661.56------3748.612.9
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin25CF21--441--45451.0002.14------4250.014.6
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin25LF14--1522-1917.8951.21------4233.39.7
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin25RF7--14---14141.0002.00------4216.74.9
2014Jacksonville Suns SouAAmia26RF62--149533157154.9812.48------12450.044.3
2014Jacksonville Suns SouAAmia26CF42--98411103102.9902.43------12433.930.0
2014Jacksonville Suns SouAAmia26LF28--272-129291.0001.04------12422.620.0
2014New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia26RF2--1---111.0000.50------540.01.4
2015Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn27CF27--611--62621.0002.30------5450.019.1
2015Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn27RF15--20-2-2220.9091.33------5427.810.6
2015Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn27LF13--20---20201.0001.54------5424.19.2
2015Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27RF25--682317370.9592.80------4161.017.4
2015Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27LF5--1011-1211.9172.20------4112.23.5
2015Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27CF2--4-1-54.8002.00------414.91.4
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF11108819-1-2019.9501.730.22-----110.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF775920-1-2120.9522.860.34-----70.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF22175---551.0002.500.29-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF49--10421-107106.9912.16------490.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF34--832318885.9662.50------340.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 2 season(s)-   LF19--2533-3128.9031.47------190.00.0
AA Totals for CF - 6 season(s)-   CF234--5712268599593.9902.53------2340.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF160--3182088346338.9772.11------1600.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 5 season(s)-   LF63--765-281811.0001.29------630.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF59--12612-129127.9842.15------590.00.0
A+ Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF43--924219896.9802.23------430.00.0
A+ Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF5--7-1-87.8751.40------50.00.0
A Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF180--3512195381372.9762.07------1800.00.0
A Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C1---------------10.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF47--11645-125120.9602.55------470.00.0
Rk Totals for CF - 4 season(s)-   CF9--92-111111.0001.22------90.00.0
Rk Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2006Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin18---------47-
2006Beloit Snappers MidwAmin18---------2-
2007Beloit Snappers MidwAmin19---------109-
2008Beloit Snappers MidwAmin20-1-------69-
2009Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin21------11---
2009Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min21------53637--
2010Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22-------192--
2010New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin22------45241--
2011Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin23-------2---
2011New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23------78310--
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin23------1127--
2012Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin24-------1---
2012Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min24-------44--
2012New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24------111014--
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin24-------26---
2013Arizona Rangers ArizRktex25-------5---
2013Frisco RoughRiders TexAAtex25-------2018--
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin25------14217--
2014Jacksonville Suns SouAAmia26------284262--
2014New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAmia26--------2--
2015Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn27------132715--
2015Gwinnett Braves ILAAAatl27------5225--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2132010001000000000.500.500.5001.000102.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor22175591360151031600000.236.276.400.67622758.316.164.2365.1727.595.331.7255.0053.85
2010Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2258231013000200000.375.375.8751.250728.400.500.5000.0025.000.0012.508.0066.67
2011Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB231224140103012700000.167.231.250.4816126.235.083.1257.6926.923.500.000.0025.00
2012Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB241742411102100141300100.262.319.429.74818347.321.167.2388.5127.663.254.2621.0027.27
2013Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25185310821130091510003.151.286.283.56915463.189.132.30214.2923.811.671.5953.0050.00
2014Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB261314010001000300101.071.067.071.1381015.083.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
2015Atlanta BravesMLB Spring TrainingMLB271220370013013700100.350.417.500.91710124.462.150.25012.5029.172.334.1720.0014.29
2016Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB281016321001103300000.125.263.188.4513119.154.063.31315.7915.791.000.000.0050.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs175591360151031600000.236.276.400.67622758.316.164.2365.1727.595.331.7255.0053.85
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs9017923375252513215010304.207.289.341.6306112204.252.134.24010.2924.512.382.4535.8032.43

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2006High School All-American - 3rd Team (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-04-01CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Twins28.027  
2015-12-02CFMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract27.272Team Roster on 2015-12-02
2015-11-15CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency27.255  
2015-07-11CFNew York MetsBinghamton (AA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract27.128Team Roster on 2015-07-11
2015-06-20CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Braves27.107  
2015-06-13CFAtlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured27.100Team Roster on 2015-06-13
2015-04-09CFAtlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Gwinnett (AAA)27.035Team Roster on 2015-04-09
2015-01-11CFAtlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract26.312Team Roster on 2015-01-11
2014-11-08CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency26.248  
2014-06-21CFMiami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Jacksonville (AA)26.108Team Roster on 2014-06-21
2014-06-19CFMiami MarlinsNew Orleans (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Orleans (AAA)26.106Team Roster on 2014-06-19
2014-04-12CFMiami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Jacksonville (AA)26.038Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-01-02CFMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract25.303Team Roster on 2014-01-02
2013-11-10CFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency25.250  
2013-09-04CFTexas RangersRound Rock (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Round Rock (AAA)25.183Team Roster on 2013-09-04
2013-09-01CFTexas RangersFrisco (AA)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment25.180Team Roster on 2013-09-01
2013-07-26CFTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Frisco (AA)25.143Team Roster on 2013-07-26
2013-07-17CFTexas RangersArizona Rangers (Rk)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Arizona Rangers (Rk)25.134Team Roster on 2013-07-17
2013-06-21CFTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Groin25.108Team Roster on 2013-06-21
2013-05-26CFTexas RangersFrisco (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Frisco (AA)25.082Team Roster on 2013-05-26
2013-05-25CFMinnesota TwinsRound Rock (AAA)YMinors--Claimed off waivers from Twins by Rangers25.081Team Roster on 2013-05-25
2013-03-23CFMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Rochester (AAA)25.018Team Roster on 2013-03-23
2012-11-12CFMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActive--24.252Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-07-16CFMinnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Britain (AA)24.133Team Roster on 2012-07-16
2012-07-07CFMinnesota TwinsFort Myers (A+)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Fort Myers (A+)24.124Team Roster on 2012-07-07
2012-06-28CFMinnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk)24.115Team Roster on 2012-06-28
2012-03-27CFMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Rochester (AAA)24.022Team Roster on 2012-03-27
* 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
2006Minnesota Twins-18575,000-------575,000Signing Bonus out of 2006 Draft (2nd round - 64th overall)
2011Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll23414,000-78942-2,722,607414,000989,000
* 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