C Joe Benjamin #42
Age: 27 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Great
09/06/1954
C JOE BENJAMIN #42 - AGE: 27 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: GREAT
G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG OBP SLG SB WAR
77 193 51 11 0 8 29 10 28 .264 .298 .446 0 1.1
BATTING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.  
Contact 45 45 45 45
Gap 45 45 45 45
Power 40 40 40 40
Eye 50 50 50 50
Avoid K's 50 50 50 50
FIELDING RATINGS
Catcher Infield Outfield
Range: - 25 25
Errors: - 40 40
Arm: 60 50 45
Turn DP: - 35 -
Ability: 50 - -
POSITION RATINGS
Pitcher: - Shortstop: -
Catcher: 55 Left Field: -
1st Base: - Center Field: -
2nd Base: - Right Field: -
3rd Base: -
       
RUN/BUNT
Running Speed: 35
Stealing Ability: 55
Baserunning Inst.: 55
Sacrifice Bunt: 35
Bunt for Hit: 35
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
09/05/1954 @ BAL Loss, 5-15 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
09/04/1954 MON Loss, 7-9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/03/1954 MON Loss, 5-6 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
09/02/1954 MON Win, 5-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
08/29/1954 NYE Loss, 0-6 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
08/28/1954 BAL Win, 8-5 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
08/27/1954 BAL Loss, 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
08/26/1954 BAL Loss, 4-8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
08/24/1954 SEA Loss, 1-3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
08/23/1954 SEA Win, 7-6 4 2 4 1 1 0 0 0
PERSONALITY
Personal motto: Remember where you came from.
Personality Class: Humble
Low: Adaptability, Greed
Birthday:06/07/1927
Born in:Independence, MO
Nationality:American
Height:5' 11"
Weight:210 lbs
Local Popularity:Unknown
National Pop.:Unknown
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$7,040
Signed Through:1954 Season
Major Service:4 Years, 21 Days
Service This Yr:146 Days
40-Man Service:None, None
Pro Service:6 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1947, 20th Pick in Round 4
THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS 1954 BATTING STATS
Batting G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WOBA ISO wRC+
Overall 77 193 51 11 0 8 29 22 10 28 .264 .298 .446 .744 .321 .181 98
Batting GS PA HP IW CI GDP SH SF TB EBH SB CS SB% RC RC/27 WAR  
Overall 53 208 1 2 0 3 0 4 86 19 0 0 0.0 25.6 4.65 1.1  
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Versus Left   119 35 8 0 4 22 15 7 12 2 0 1 .294 .333 .462 .796
Versus Right   74 16 3 0 4 7 7 3 16 2 0 0 .216 .241 .419 .659
Batting   AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last Week   10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
April   20 6 1 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 .300 .333 .350 .683
May   41 11 4 0 2 9 4 2 3 2 0 0 .268 .289 .512 .801
June   39 9 1 0 1 6 5 3 6 0 0 1 .231 .302 .333 .636
July   41 12 5 0 2 6 6 0 9 0 0 0 .293 .293 .561 .854
August   42 13 0 0 3 6 5 4 4 1 0 0 .310 .362 .524 .886
September   10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Spring Training   40 13 4 0 1 6 4 4 6 1 0 0 .325 .378 .500 .878
Last Year   228 43 8 0 2 17 24 21 53 1 0 2 .189 .262 .250 .512
2 Years Ago   187 43 7 1 4 20 16 21 32 1 0 0 .230 .306 .342 .648
Career   651 154 27 1 19 75 74 59 124 6 0 3 .237 .300 .369 .669
Home   108 27 6 0 4 13 11 5 14 3 0 0 .250 .276 .417 .693
Road   85 24 5 0 4 16 11 5 14 1 0 1 .282 .326 .482 .808
Grass   193 51 11 0 8 29 22 10 28 4 0 1 .264 .298 .446 .744
Day   120 35 7 0 6 19 14 6 18 2 0 0 .292 .320 .500 .820
Night   73 16 4 0 2 10 8 4 10 2 0 1 .219 .263 .356 .619
As Starter   186 48 10 0 7 27 19 10 26 4 0 1 .258 .294 .425 .718
As Reliever / Substitution   7 3 1 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 1.000 1.429
Pinch Hitting   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Close/Late   46 11 3 0 3 7 6 3 5 0 0 0 .239 .286 .500 .786
Inning 1-3   55 14 4 0 1 9 5 3 8 3 0 0 .255 .279 .382 .661
Inning 4-6   70 19 4 0 3 12 9 3 9 1 0 1 .271 .307 .457 .764
Inning 7-9   66 17 3 0 4 8 8 4 11 0 0 0 .258 .300 .485 .785
Extra Innings   2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
0 Outs   73 17 4 0 3 5 9 2 12 0 0 1 .233 .263 .411 .674
1 Outs   58 14 4 0 3 13 9 3 8 4 0 0 .241 .262 .466 .727
2 Outs   62 20 3 0 2 11 4 5 8 0 0 0 .323 .373 .468 .841
Scoring Position   47 11 1 0 1 19 4 5 10 4 0 0 .234 .286 .319 .605
Bases Empty   116 29 7 0 6 6 13 3 12 0 0 0 .250 .269 .466 .734
Runner on 1st   30 11 3 0 1 4 5 2 6 0 0 1 .367 .424 .567 .991
Runner on 2nd   18 6 0 0 1 6 3 4 4 0 0 0 .333 .455 .500 .955
Runner on 3rd   5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Runner on 1st & 2nd   10 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
Runner on 1st & 3rd   5 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Runner on 2nd & 3rd   5 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .125 .200 .325
Bases Loaded   4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Two Strikes   81 21 4 0 3 10 7 3 28 1 0 0 .259 .282 .420 .702
First Pitch   35 5 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .143 .184 .143 .327
Count 0-1   17 7 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .412 .471 .882
Count 0-2   13 4 1 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 .308 .308 .615 .923
Count 1-0   25 6 3 0 2 6 4 0 0 1 0 1 .240 .259 .600 .859
Count 1-1   13 5 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .385 1.000 1.385
Count 1-2   24 7 0 0 1 1 4 0 12 0 0 0 .292 .292 .417 .708
Count 2-0   7 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .375 .571 .946
Count 2-1   8 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .750 1.125
Count 2-2   29 4 2 0 0 4 1 0 9 1 0 0 .138 .133 .207 .340
Count 3-0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Count 3-1   7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .476
Full Count   15 6 1 0 1 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 .400 .500 .667 1.167
Behind in Count   54 18 2 0 2 7 9 0 17 0 0 0 .333 .333 .481 .815
Ahead in Count   47 13 4 0 3 9 6 5 0 2 0 1 .277 .345 .553 .899
Batting 6th   3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Batting 7th   51 8 1 0 0 4 3 3 7 2 0 0 .157 .196 .176 .373
Batting 8th   135 40 9 0 7 23 16 7 19 2 0 1 .296 .331 .519 .850
Batting 9th   4 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Low Leverage   94 25 4 0 5 10 10 3 16 0 0 0 .266 .289 .468 .757
Medium Leverage   72 21 6 0 1 16 9 7 10 4 0 0 .292 .337 .417 .754
High Leverage   27 5 1 0 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 .185 .214 .444 .659
CAREER BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1950 Chicago - MLB 22 7 16 5 0 0 2 2 5 3 0 0 4 0 0 .312 .421 .688 1.109 194 177 0.2
1951 Chicago - MLB 23 13 27 12 1 0 3 7 7 4 0 0 7 0 0 .444 .516 .815 1.331 267 266 0.8
1952 Chicago - MLB 24 60 187 43 7 1 4 20 16 21 0 1 32 0 0 .230 .306 .342 .648 90 96 1.1
1953 Chicago - MLB 25 66 228 43 8 0 2 17 24 21 2 1 53 0 0 .189 .262 .250 .512 42 44 -0.4
1954 Chicago - MLB 26 77 193 51 11 0 8 29 22 10 1 4 28 0 0 .264 .298 .446 .744 95 98 1.1
Total MLB 223 651 154 27 1 19 75 74 59 3 6 124 0 0 .237 .300 .369 .669 85 88 2.8
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE BATTING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB HP SF K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS OPS+ wRC+ WAR
1947 Total - 19 46 203 52 8 1 6 29 42 28 2 0 24 23 6 .256 .352 .394 .746 100 100 0.9
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1950 Chicago - MLB C 7 5 16 3 0 20 1 .950 40.2 4.20 -1.0 .794 1 4 0 0.0
1951 Chicago - MLB C 11 5 33 7 1 41 1 .976 64.0 5.62 -0.0 1.063 1 4 3 75.0
1952 Chicago - MLB C 60 54 225 36 5 263 2 .992 489.2 4.80 +0.9 .978 4 24 15 62.5
1953 Chicago - MLB C 66 62 263 39 1 309 7 .977 563.1 4.82 -1.0 .906 10 33 19 57.6
1954 Chicago - MLB C 77 53 223 32 4 260 5 .981 485.2 4.73 -0.1 .972 6 26 12 46.2
TOTAL C 221 179 760 117 11 893 16 .982 1643.1 4.80 -1.3 .944 22 91 49 53.8
PLAYER HISTORY
11/01/1947 Drafted in the 1947 first-year player draft (Round 4, Pick 20, 80th overall pick) by the Chicago Traders, out of college (Cal State-Fullerton).
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 35 (45); Power: 30 (45); Eye: 35 (55).
04/13/1948 Named the #98 prospect in the MLB
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 35 (45); Power: 30 (45); Eye: 40 (55).
03/08/1949 Was traded by the Chicago Traders to the Detroit Wolverines, along with CF Victor Cordova, in exchange for 3B Rube Gilman.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 40 (45); Power: 30 (40); Eye: 50 (50).
04/11/1950 Released by the Detroit Wolverines.
06/28/1950 Signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Hawks organization.
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 40 (45); Power: 35 (40); Eye: 50 (50).
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 50 (50).
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 50 (50).
09/28/1953 Injured (Bruised knee), out for 2 days.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Contact: 45 (45); Power: 40 (40); Eye: 50 (50).
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