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Joaquin Benoit

36-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

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0.91

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6

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1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Benoit easily put together his best season as a fantasy option in 2013, and his overall effectiveness, regardless of role, was arguably as good as his breakout with the Rays in 2010. The 36-year-old r...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/26/1977   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joaquin Benoit Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Padres in December of 2013.

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Benoit tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his first save of the season Saturday against the Giants.

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Joaquin Benoit Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AA FRI 1 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 27 AAA OKL 3 1 0 5.0 4 3 1 2 4 0 1 0 5.40 1.60
2005 27 MAJ TEX 33 9 0 87.0 69 36 9 78 38 4 4 0 3.72 1.23
2006 28 MAJ TEX 56 0 0 79.7 68 43 5 85 38 1 1 0 4.86 1.33
2007 29 MAJ TEX 70 0 0 82.0 68 26 6 87 28 7 4 6 2.85 1.17
2008 30 AA FRI 3 1 0 1.7 4 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 16.20 4.80
2008 30 AAA OKL 2 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
2008 30 MAJ TEX 44 0 0 45.0 40 25 6 43 35 3 2 1 5.00 1.67
2010 32 AAA Dur 8 0 0 9.2 8 3 2 17 3 0 1 2 0 0 2.79 1.20
2010 32 MAJ TB 63 0 0 60.3 30 9 6 75 11 1 2 1 3 25 1.34 0.68
2011 33 MAJ DET 66 0 0 61.0 47 20 5 63 17 4 3 2 5 29 2.95 1.05
2012 34 MAJ DET 73 0 0 71.0 59 29 14 84 22 5 3 2 4 30 3.68 1.14
2013 35 MAJ DET 66 0 0 67.0 47 15 5 73 22 4 1 24 2 9 2.01 1.03
2014 36 MAJ SD 8 0 0 7.7 5 2 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 3 2.35 0.91
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joaquin Benoit
3-Year Averages MAJ   68 0 0 66.3 51 21 8 73 20 4 2 9 3 22 2.85 1.07
Career  (View All) MAJ   550 55 0 858.3 744 390 107 839 356 44 35 38 4.09 1.28

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Joaquin Benoit Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 0.91
Apr. 19 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 0.90
Apr. 16 Col 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.18 1.06
Apr. 13 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
Apr. 9 @Cle 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.25
Apr. 6 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.75 1.50
Apr. 5 @Mia 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.80 2.40
Apr. 1 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
5.0 2 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 2 0.00 0.60
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.7 5 2 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 3 2.35 0.91
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.7 5 2 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 3 2.35 0.91

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Joaquin Benoit Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013152441227701.194
2012153471233507.237
2011125381228202.248

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013113291020404.202
2012135371026227.217
201111625519203.184

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.04111321243.001.09
201243.3522441372.700.97
201133.031232943.551.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201334.00013411011.060.97
201227.701040975.201.41
201128.012031812.250.96
Joaquin Benoit Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AA FRI 1 1 2.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -2.80 .000
2005 27 AAA OKL 3 1 5.0 3.60 7.20 0.50 1.80 71.4% 5.40 8.00 .199
2005 27 MAJ TEX 33 9 87.0 8.07 3.93 2.05 0.93 72.4% 3.72 4.11 .264
2006 28 MAJ TEX 56 0 79.7 9.60 4.29 2.24 0.56 0.73 62.4% 4.86 3.36 .311
2007 29 MAJ TEX 70 0 82.0 9.55 3.07 3.11 0.66 0.94 77.8% 2.85 3.09 .301
2008 30 AA FRI 3 1 1.7 10.80 21.60 0.50 0.00 62.5% 16.20 9.80 .597
2008 30 AAA OKL 2 0 3.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .155
2008 30 MAJ TEX 44 0 45.0 8.60 7.00 1.23 1.20 0.50 72.5% 91.7 MPH 5.00 5.43 .288
2010 32 AAA Dur 8 0 9.2 16.63 2.93 5.67 1.96 88.9% 2.79 3.31 .401
2010 32 MAJ TB 63 0 60.3 11.19 1.64 6.82 0.90 0.85 91.4% 94.0 MPH 1.34 2.55 .201
2011 33 MAJ DET 66 0 61.0 9.30 2.51 3.71 0.74 0.95 74.6% 93.9 MPH 2.95 3.13 .278
2012 34 MAJ DET 73 0 71.0 10.65 2.79 3.82 1.77 0.82 77.6% 93.7 MPH 3.68 4.37 .279
2013 35 MAJ DET 66 0 67.0 9.81 2.96 3.32 0.67 1.11 84.4% 94.2 MPH 2.01 3.02 .266
2014 36 MAJ SD 8 0 7.7 7.04 2.35 3.00 0.00 0.88 71.4% 93.8 MPH 2.35 2.42 .242
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Joaquin Benoit
3-Year Averages MAJ   68 0 66.3 9.90 2.71 3.65 1.09 79.4% 2.85 3.47 .274
Career MAJ   550 55 858.3 8.80 3.73 2.36 1.12 71.5% 4.09 4.15 .287

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2014 Stat Review for Joaquin Benoit    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.04 K/9
WEAK
2.35 BB/9
GOOD
93.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.88 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.35 ERA
GOOD
0.91 WHIP
ELITE
2.42 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.242 BABIP
LOW
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Joaquin Benoit (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Torii Hunter DET 14 5 2 6 1 2 0 .357 .857 1.257
Billy Butler KC 12 3 2 2 3 4 0 .250 .833 1.233
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 11 5 1 3 0 1 0 .455 .727 1.182
Dustin Pedroia BOS 9 4 0 1 2 2 0 .444 .556 1.101
Nick Swisher CLE 16 4 3 3 0 10 0 .250 .813 1.063
Raul Ibanez ANA 21 6 1 8 5 2 1 .286 .619 1.042
Michael Cuddyer COL 12 3 1 3 2 1 0 .250 .583 .940
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 12 4 0 1 5 2 0 .333 .333 .863
Eric Chavez AZ 16 4 1 3 2 4 0 .250 .500 .833
Jason Giambi CLE 13 2 1 1 6 3 0 .154 .385 .806

Best Matchups for Joaquin Benoit (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Robinson Cano SEA 16 2 1 3 0 4 0 .125 .313 .438
Justin Morneau COL 16 3 0 3 1 9 0 .188 .188 .410
Derek Jeter NY-A 27 5 0 1 1 8 0 .185 .185 .399
Carl Crawford LA 16 2 0 1 3 5 1 .125 .125 .388
Brian Roberts NY-A 13 1 0 0 4 5 0 .077 .077 .371
Delmon Young BAL 9 1 0 0 1 2 1 .111 .111 .311
Maicer Izturis TOR 13 2 0 0 0 4 0 .154 .154 .308
Jason Kipnis CLE 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Chone Figgins LA 14 1 0 1 0 7 0 .071 .071 .143
Adam Dunn CHI-A 9 0 0 0 0 7 2 .000 .000 .000

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Joaquin Benoit: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Benoit tossed a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout during Sunday's win in Miami. Afterward, manager Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Benoit bounced back, which was great. I think he was a little rusty last night. He showed his worth with a clean inning."

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Benoit tossed a scoreless frame on one hit with one strikeout during Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Royals.

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Benoit agreed to a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Padres on Wednesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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GM Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that he does not think Benoit is a fit for the Tigers in 2014, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Benoit blew the save Saturday in the Tigers' loss to the Marlins.

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Benoit blew his first save of the season Monday, allowing a solo home run to Brian Dozier in the ninth inning.

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Benoit will not be available Tuesday against the Mariners, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Benoit earned his 21st save of the season Monday against the Mariners as he allowed one walk and recorded one strikeout in one scoreless inning.

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Benoit earned his 19th save of the season after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout to help preserve the Tigers' 6-3 win over the Royals on Friday.

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2013

The 2012 campaign was tale of two halves for Benoit, as he was his normal dominant self in the first half of the season (2.25 ERA, .215 BAA, four homers allowed) but struggled mightily after the All-Star break (5.52 ERA, .243 BAA, 10 homers allowed). His fastball was not nearly as effective as in years past, but there was no drop in velocity. Meanwhile, his changeup remained a quality out pitch. Any struggles from last season were more about location, which is a good explanation for the increase in long balls. Despite the up-and-down campaign, Benoit still managed to be a solid setup man, finishing 5-3 with 30 holds and an 84:22 K:BB ratio in 71 innings. The Tigers opted not to bring back Jose Valverde this offseason, which could open the door for Benoit to handle closing duties, but odds are he remains in the setup role he's held the past two seasons.

2012

After a rough April and May (1-3, 5.57 ERA), Benoit bounced back to the form he showed in 2010 that made him one of the more dominant setup men in the majors. Even with the early-season hiccup, Benoit still managed to finish the season with respectable stats, going 4-3 with a 2.95 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and a 63:17 K:BB ratio. The 34-year-old reliever also racked up 29 holds and managed to vulture two saves. The Tigers will continue to roll with Jose Valverde as their closer in 2012, but Benoit would be next in line for save chances if the opportunity arose. His devastating change-up and pinpoint control should once again make him one of the better eighth-inning pitchers in the majors this season. Benoit is a great option to target in formats that reward holds or leagues deep enough to value players who will vulture a couple of saves.

2011

Benoit was a great speculative gamble by the Rays, who signed him to a minor-league contract after the pitcher passed a physical showing no ill effects from rotator cuff surgery in 2009. After a brief stint with Triple-A Durham to start the season, Benoit went on to be arguably the best setup man in the league. His 1.34 ERA and 0.680 WHIP ranked first among relievers in the American League with at least 60 innings. With the Rays in cost-cutting mode, Benoit parlayed his spectacular season into a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Tigers. He'll likely set up for Jose Valverde and should deliver excellent peripheral numbers in that role.

2010

It's been two years now since Benoit was fully healthy, as a torn rotator cuff put an early end to his 2009 season when he went under the knife in January. He's a free agent after Texas declined to offer him arbitration. His past success as a reliever merits some attention if he shows up to spring healthy and showing good velocity, but full recovery from a torn rotator cuff is far from guaranteed.

2009

Benoit struggled with shoulder problems all season, failing to build on his solid 2007 season, and finds himself well behind Frank Francisco now in the pecking order out of the Texas bullpen. A healthy Benoit will be a reliable staff filler in 5x5 leagues, though he'll likely start the season behind Jamey Wright for set-up duties if Texas opts to keep Francisco in a closing role.

2008

Benoit earned a two-year, $6 million contract with a nice season out of the Texas bullpen. He played second fiddle to C.J. Wilson following the trade of Eric Gagne, racking up just six saves against Wilson's 12, which will likely result in a set-up role. He's settled into a relief role now after spending much of his early career in the rotation, and has always shown the ability to rack up strikeouts so he should be a legit staff-filling option for those in deeper leagues going forward. He'll battle Wilson for the closer job this spring unless Texas brings in a veteran late in the offseason.

2007

There's still a bit to like (85 Ks in 79.2 innings), but Benoit pitched almost exclusively in a mop-up role during the middle of the season, which underlines how little confidence Texas had in him. If he could shave off a walk or two per outing he'd have a chance as a nice arm out of the bullpen, but a change of scenery may be in order to see him fulfill his promise.

2006

Benoit excelled in relief for Texas, while struggling during his nine starts, so his future is in the bullpen. He's one of those guys who could chip in 80 - 100 effective innings each year, but his home park makes him too much of a risk on a fantasy roster.

2005

It was another frustrating season for Benoit as he shuttled back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen, fighting a few nagging injuries along the way. A whopping 19 HR allowed in 103 IP hide some decent peripherals, so there's still some promise here. He's not been a favorite of Buck Showalter, and he can no longer be sent to the minors without clearing waivers, so Benoit's best bet may be to head elsewhere to get a fresh start. There's still a considerable amount of talent in that right arm.

2004

Benoit is yet another live arm that hasn't yet developed for Texas. Minor elbow and shoulder woes shelved him for a few weeks this season, but continued control problems is what really haunted him. He gives up the longball too often (23 in 105 innings) to be a reliable mid-rotation starter. The K:9 rate shows some promise, and there's been some talk that he might be better suited coming out of the bullpen.

2003

Benoit appeared in 17 games down the stretch for Texas (including 13 starts) and struggled with control. Wildness hasn't been an issue in the past, and he all but has a rotation spot waiting for him if he can avoid injury and have a decent spring. There are likely to be some growing pains along the way, though. He's out of options, and there's no way that Texas is going to expose him to waivers.