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Ben FordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1994-2004 MLB Years: 1998-2004
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PositionsP-389Position when DraftedpPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBenjamin Cooper Ford
Height6-7Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 15,1975 [42.339]PlaceCedar Rapids,Iowa
High SchoolWashington (Cedar Rapids,IA)
CollegeIndian Hills Community College-Centerville (Centerville,IA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 20th round (563rd overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutAugust 20,1998 [23.005]
OrganizationsNYA [6] CHN [3] MIL [2] ARI [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID5322Retrosheet IDfordb002MLBAM ID136421
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the New York Yankees in the 1997 Expansion Draft (#17 pick)
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts53Walks45Hittable56SO/BB47vsPower56Hitting4Durability68Team.467Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1994Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-Rel18222.38180180011334.02713908313001.037.15--2.128.213.88.500-
1995Oneonta YankeesNYPLA-nya-Rel19500.87290290010052.039235116508001.066.750.172.778.653.131.000-
1995Greensboro BatsSALAnya-Rel19005.1470700207.04441582001.295.141.296.4310.291.60--
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0501.37360360012059.0432792215810001.086.560.313.208.852.761.000-
1996Greensboro BatsSALAnya-Rel20264.26430430016282.0754839333849001.318.200.333.619.182.55.250-
1997Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-R/CL21401.933203200301837.02788114374001.106.510.243.388.922.641.000-
1997Norwich NavigatorsEastAAnya-Rel21434.22280280014142.2352820119384001.277.380.214.018.022.00.571-
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--R/CL0833.156006000441979.1623628233758001.196.980.233.718.442.27.727-
1998Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-R/CL22254.354804800361368.0684133633637101.488.960.794.358.301.91.286-
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari50Rel22009.90808002010.01312112351021.6011.701.802.704.501.67-6.24
1999Columbus ClippersILAAAnya50Rel23634.73530530023370.06942374394011001.548.830.514.995.121.03.667-
2000Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn32ST24136.63880000036.2363027431302001.838.840.987.617.360.97.250-
2000Columbus ClippersILAAAnya50Rel24303.0720218005044.0371515324418001.397.570.614.918.391.711.000-
2000Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0434.69281018005080.27345427557110001.598.140.786.147.921.29.571-
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya75S/R24019.00422000011.01411111750031.9111.450.825.734.090.71.0006.13
2001Arizona CubsArizRkchn-ST25012.0033000009.010420290001.3310.00--2.009.004.50.000-
2001Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn39ST25235.79550000023.031151539160001.7111.961.163.476.171.78.400-
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0244.73880000032.0411917311250001.6111.410.843.066.962.27.333-
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn39S/R266114.88322390010142.0157917713738412001.629.950.824.635.321.15.353-
2003Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil22S/R27543.00269171010184.0803228818720001.178.570.861.937.714.00.556-
2004Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-Rel28224.85321310023942.2522523221363001.7110.970.424.437.591.71.500-
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil38,48Rel28116.3819019005024.0251717410130021.469.381.503.754.881.30.5005.63
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter127.8031229007045.0524039720231071.6010.401.404.004.601.15.3332.80
Minor League Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter44433.97384513331018150773.27474193425034563973101.418.670.584.007.411.85.506-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter27314.4922448176109826509.05302912554324838243101.529.330.764.376.721.54.466-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter434.22280280014142.2352820119384001.277.380.214.018.022.00.571-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter401.933203200301837.02788114374001.106.510.243.388.922.641.000-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter264.33500500018289.07952434389211001.317.960.403.839.272.42.250-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter500.87290290010052.039235116508001.066.750.172.778.653.131.000-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter232.30213180011343.0371711010403001.097.74--2.098.374.00.400-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0000000000----------0.00--
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter116.3819019005024.0251717410130021.469.381.503.754.881.30.500-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter009.90808002010.01312112351021.6011.701.802.704.501.67--
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter019.00422000011.01411111750031.9111.450.825.734.090.71.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings5107.801521014200340220.0254196191349811250341.6010.401.404.004.601.15.3332.80
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings12123.971091495005114220.021211997149818121001.418.670.584.007.411.85.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1998Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-p22482000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2000Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn32p2484000000001203000.000.200.000.200008.000.000.250.14412.5025.002.000.000.000.00
2001Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn39p2553000000001300000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17625.0075.003.000.000.000.00
2002Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn39p263220131000001606000.150.190.200.3904127.214.050.100.1783.7022.226.000.000.0033.33
2003Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil2227266000000001401000.000.143.000.143008.000.000.167.10112.5050.004.000.000.000.00
2004Indianapolis IndiansILAAAmil-p28322000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1513713100000419010000.081.171.108.2794151.167.027.135.0007.8437.254.750.000.0033.33
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1513713100000419010000.081.171.108.2794151.167.027.135.0007.8437.254.750.000.0033.33
Average Minor - Per 162 games1624013100000420011000.081.171.108.2794155.167.027.135.0007.8437.254.750.000.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya18P18---7-1771.0000.39------18100.031.0
1995Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya19P29--155-116.5450.21------29100.038.7
1995Greensboro Bats SALAnya19P7---2--221.0000.29------7100.05.0
1996Greensboro Bats SALAnya20P43--611332017.8500.40------43100.030.3
1997Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21P32--28--10101.0000.31------32100.023.5
1997Norwich Navigators EastAAnya21P28--154-106.6000.21------28100.019.7
1998Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari22P48--66211412.8570.25------48100.033.8
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari22P8-10-11-21.5000.130.10-----8100.04.9
1999Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23P53--214111716.9410.30------53100.037.6
2000Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya24P20--58--13131.0000.65------20100.013.9
2000Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn24P8--25-1771.0000.88------8100.05.6
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya24P4-11-1--111.0000.250.09-----4100.02.5
2001Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn25P3---1--111.0000.33------3100.05.4
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn25P5---6--661.0001.20------5100.03.5
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn26P32--1625324441.9321.28------32100.022.2
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil28P32--341187.8750.22------32100.022.2
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28P19-24-3-1331.0000.160.13-----19100.011.8
MLB Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P31-45-51165.8330.160.11-----310.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P198--346876109102.9360.52------1980.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--154-106.6000.21------280.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P32--28--10101.0000.31------320.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P50--613332219.8640.38------500.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P29--155-116.5450.21------290.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P21---8-1881.0000.38------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya1818----------
1995Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya1929----------
1995Greensboro Bats SALAnya197----------
1996Greensboro Bats SALAnya2043----------
1997Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya2132----------
1997Norwich Navigators EastAAnya2128----------
1998Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari2248----------
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari228----------
1999Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2353----------
2000Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2420----------
2000Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn248----------
2000New York YankeesALMLBnya244----------
2001Arizona Cubs ArizRkchn253----------
2001Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn255----------
2002Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2632----------
2004Indianapolis Indians ILAAAmil2832----------
2004Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2819----------

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2004-07-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-05-16InjuredDisabled -- right shoulder tendonitis 
2003-05-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
2003-03-28Released by Twins. 
2002-11-12ContractSigned as Free Agent by Twins. 
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-10-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-02-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
2000-11-17Released by Cubs. 
2000-07-21TradeTraded by Yankees with Ozwaldo Mairena to Cubs for Glenallen Hill. 
1999-03-30TradeTraded by Diamondbacks with Izzy Molina to Yankees for Darren Holmes and Cash. 
1997-11-18Selected by Diamondbacks from Yankees in expansion draft (Pick #17). 
* 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
1998Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll22170,000-81238-1,276,192170,000170,000
2000New York YankeesTeam Payroll24175,000-79541-1,394,248200,000345,000
2004Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll28310,000-68221242,070,100300,000655,000
* 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