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Joaquin Benoit

37-Year-Old Pitcher – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

W-L

4-2

ERA

1.49

WHIP

0.77

K

64

SV

11

2014 Preseason 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.

September 23, 2014  –  Joaquin Benoit News

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Manager Bud Black remains non-committal on whether he would use Benoit in a save situation at this point in the season, the Union Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

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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 53 0 0 54.3 28 9 3 64 14 4 2 11 1 16 1.49 0.77
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 66.3 51 21 8 73 20 4 2 9 3 22 2.85 1.07
Career  (View All)     595 55 0 905.0 767 397 110 897 368 48 37 48 3.95 1.25

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 26 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.49 0.77
Sep. 24 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.52 0.79
Sep. 21 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.55 0.80
Aug. 26 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.58 0.82
Aug. 24 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.61 0.83
Aug. 13 Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.64 0.85
Aug. 11 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.68 0.83
Aug. 9 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.71 0.85
Aug. 6 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.75 0.86
Aug. 3 Atl 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.79 0.84
Aug. 2 Atl 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 0.83
Jul. 29 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.88 0.84
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 5 1 0 0 1 15 1 0 0 0-0 9 1 0 0.00 0.49

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Joaquin Benoit Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410136814501.157
2013152441227701.194
2012153471233507.237

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410428614212.144
2013113291020404.202
2012135371026227.217

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201432.031633500.840.56
201333.04111321243.001.09
201243.3522441372.700.97

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201422.311531932.421.07
201334.00013411011.060.97
201227.701040975.201.41
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 53 0 54.3 10.60 2.32 4.57 0.50 0.82 84.6% 94.7 MPH 1.49 2.39 .219
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3-Year Averages     68 0 66.3 9.90 2.71 3.65 1.09 79.4% 2.85 3.47 .274
Career     595 55 905.0 8.92 3.66 2.44 1.09 72% 3.95 4.06 .284

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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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4.57 K/BB
GREAT
10.60 K/9
GREAT
2.32 BB/9
GOOD
94.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
0.82 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.49 ERA
ELITE
0.77 WHIP
ELITE
2.39 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.219 BABIP
LOW
84.6% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Benoit (shoulder) may not see save opportunities immediately upon his return, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Benoit (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, and could be active for the Padres on Friday, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

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Benoit (shoulder) played catch Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

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Benoit (shoulder) will likely be sidelined for another 8-to-10 days, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Benoit is experiencing some renewed discomfort in his right shoulder and will be sidelined for at least a few days, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Benoit retired the side in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Brewers, securing his ninth save of the season in the 4-1 victory.

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Benoit (shoulder) secured his eighth save of the season Sunday in Arizona, tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout.

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Benoit (shoulder) could pitch as early as Friday or Saturday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Benoit (shoulder) has proceeded to throwing off a mound, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.