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John Van Benschoten

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/14/1980   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Padres in March of 2012.

July 15, 2011  –  John Van Benschoten News

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Van Benschoten signed a minor-league deal with San Diego, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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John Van Benschoten 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 24 AAA NAS 24 23 0 131.7 135 70 16 101 49 4 11 0 4.78 1.40
2006 26 AA ALT 1 1 0 5.0 3 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 3.60 1.20
2006 26 AAA IND 3 3 0 11.7 10 7 2 13 7 1 1 0 5.40 1.46
2007 27 AAA IND 19 19 0 109.0 98 31 8 79 51 10 7 0 2.56 1.37
2007 27 MAJ PIT 11 9 0 39.0 55 44 4 26 29 0 7 0 10.15 2.15
2008 28 AAA IND 22 13 0 80.3 70 35 3 62 32 7 4 0 3.92 1.27
2008 28 MAJ PIT 9 5 0 22.3 37 26 7 21 20 1 3 0 10.48 2.55
2009 29 AAA CHA 21 12 0 73.0 95 52 8 61 28 2 7 0 6.41 1.68
2010 30 A+ TAM 12 2 0 26.0 30 13 4 24 8 2 1 0 0 0 4.50 1.46
2010 30 R GUL 12 3 0 7.0 5 1 1 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.29 1.00
2010 30 AA TRE 12 0 0 6.0 4 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
2010 30 AAA SCR 12 1 0 11.2 13 3 1 8 6 2 0 1 0 0 2.31 1.70
2011 31 AAA TUC 5 5 0 26.1 37 22 3 14 9 1 4 0 0 0 7.52 1.76
Career  (View All)     26 19 0 90.0 125 92 14 65 68 2 13 0 9.20 2.14

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John Van Benschoten 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 24 AAA NAS 24 23 131.7 6.90 3.35 2.06 1.09 67.9% 4.78 4.57 .306
2006 26 AA ALT 1 1 5.0 5.40 5.40 1.00 0.00 66.7% 3.60 3.80 .213
2006 26 AAA IND 3 3 11.7 10.03 5.40 1.86 1.54 66.7% 5.40 5.00 .287
2007 27 AAA IND 19 19 109.0 6.52 4.21 1.55 0.66 83.7% 2.56 4.27 .283
2007 27 MAJ PIT 11 9 39.0 6.00 6.69 0.90 0.92 0.87 50% 10.15 5.51 .378
2008 28 AAA IND 22 13 80.3 6.95 3.59 1.94 0.34 67.7% 3.92 3.49 .289
2008 28 MAJ PIT 9 5 22.3 8.46 8.06 1.05 2.82 2.00 62% 90.6 MPH 10.48 8.17 .417
2009 29 AAA CHA 21 12 73.0 7.52 3.45 2.18 0.99 61.7% 6.41 4.31 .375
2010 30 A+ TAM 12 2 26.0 8.31 2.77 3.00 1.38 73.5% 4.50 4.39 .345
2010 30 R GUL 12 3 7.0 10.29 2.57 4.00 1.29 100% 1.29 3.63 .254
2010 30 AA TRE 12 0 6.0 6.00 6.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.37 .236
2010 30 AAA SCR 12 1 11.2 6.43 4.82 1.33 0.80 88.9% 2.31 4.54 .337
2011 31 AAA TUC 5 5 26.1 4.83 3.10 1.56 1.03 55.8% 7.52 4.77 .363
Career     26 19 90.0 6.50 6.80 0.96 1.40 56.4% 9.20 6.12 .370

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John Van Benschoten: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The White Sox assigned Van Benschoten to minor league camp Wednesday, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports.

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The White Sox signed Van Benschoten to a minor league deal Friday, the team's official site reports.

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Van Benschoten filed for minor league free agency, and does not want to return to Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports.

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Van Benschoten was optioned off the 40-man roster Wednesday, the Pirates' official site reports.

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The Pirates will try to convert Van Benschoten into a reliever at Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Van Benschoten was sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

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Van Benschoten could be headed back to Triple-A after another poor outing Saturday in which he allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks in 1.2 innings. He struck out two.

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By allowing two runs in five innings Monday night, Van Benschoten earned a no-decision in Pittsburgh's come-from-behind 9-3 win over Houston.

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As expected, the Pirates recalled Van Benschoten from Triple-A in order to pitch Monday night in Houston, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for John Van Benschoten.

2009

The White Sox will give Van Benschoten a welcomed change of scenery in 2009. The team's No. 1 draft pick in 2001, Van Benschoten battled shoulder injuries throughout his time with the Pirates and seemed to lack confidence when he was called up to the majors. At Triple-A, he compiled earned run averages of 2.56 and 3.92, respectively, the last two years. With Pittsburgh, however, ERAs of 10.15 and 10.48 doomed his fate with the Bucs. One thing's for sure: the unforgiving confines of U.S. Cellular Field could be a very difficult park for Van Benschoten to regain his confidence.

2008

If Van Benschoten becomes a productive pitcher for the Pirates, it will go down as one of the biggest reversals in recent team history. The lanky right-hander finished with a 10.15 ERA and 2.154 WHIP in 39 innings with Pittsburgh. He failed to win a game in nine starts, going 0-7. His Triple-A numbers suggest an entirely different story, however, though it's hard to see how much they matter after watching him pitch at PNC Park. Van Benschoten went 10-7 with Indianapolis, compiling a 2.56 ERA and 1.367 WHIP. The 28-year-old was so disconsolate at one point he said he would consider switching back to a fielder. Van Benschoten led all NCAA Divison I batters with 31 homers as a junior at Kent State. Right now his future remains in flux. As a result, there's no reason to have him on your fantasy team.

2007

Van Benschoten has pitched in five games in the last two seasons combined. He's had surgery on both of his shoulders and needs a miracle at this point in his career just to stay healthy. The Pirates No. 1 pick in 2001, Van Benschoten has only shown flashes of effectiveness in his minor league career, such as when he won his first five Double-A starts. It's hard to put a lot of faith in a pitcher as frail as Van Benschoten, however, unless you're the team who spent a top pick on him. For that reason, Van Benschoten will get as many opportunities to prove his value as his sore shoulders allow.

2006

The Pirates would like Van Benschoten to start the 2006 campaign at Triple-A, building back his arm strength after missing the entire season following surgery to both of his shoulders. While that scenario could change with a couple of injuries to the pitching staff, Van Benschoten has yet to put in a full season at the Triple-A level. According to GM David Littlefield, he'll need to dominate hitters with Indianapolis before earning a recall. For that reason, Van Benschoten will likely have more fantasy value in 2007 than 2006.

2005

Van Benschoten was called up from Triple-A last August after making 23 starts and appeared in six games (five starts) before shutting it down in late September with a fatigued shoulder. His name is already well known in keeper leagues and he should be in the mix for a rotation spot in Pittsburgh in 2005, though he will probably start the season at Indianapolis, where the Bucs would like to see him have more success at the Triple-A level than he did last season. The Pirates like Van Benschoten's makeup and his stuff and think that he might be able to add few MPH to his fastball by tweaking his pitching mechanics.

2004

Already gobbled up in many keeper leagues, VanBenschoten is the Bucs' top pitching prospect after turning in a stellar 2003. He didn't lose a game until July 24 and finished the season with a 13-6 overall record and a 3.17 ERA. He also finished third in the organization with 127 Ks in 139 IP. He has a chance to pitch in the bigs this season, and once he makes it, he could be a rotation fixture for years to come.

2003

VanBenschoten, the Pirates’ top prospect, justified the decision to use him as a pitcher by dominating the Sally League. He’s at least two years from the majors but a name to know for those of you in deep perpetual leagues.