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Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Joe Benson / OF, MIN
Born 3/5/1988
Joliet, IL, USA

Height 6-2
Weight 210
Bats/Throws R/R
203 | 9/1/2013


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
242 1086 1047 246 71

Total professional at-bats: .



A second round pick from the 2006 draft, outfielder Joe Benson skipped out on Purdue to jump into the Twins system, where he's been growing and developing ever since. He's the proud owner of above average wheels at near plus speed, and a solid plus arm, making his defense high quality all around. At the plate, the Twins will be looking for a little more discipline, since he does have a habit of chasing breaking balls, but other than that he's looking awfully close to ready. Benson smashed a precocious .303/.395/.485 at high-A Ft Myers, then looked outclassed in AA and during a relief stint on the MLB roster in 2012, but try not to hold that against him. He should be back and better than that in 2013.

9/1/2013




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm G AB R H HR 3B 2B SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 23 MLB AL Minnesota MIN 21 71 3 17 0 1 6 2 2 3 21 .239 .270 .352 .622
2014 26 AA Sou. Jacksonville MIA 78 263 46 64 6 2 11 11 3 38 63 .243 .346 .369 .715
2014 26 AAA PCL N Orleans MIA 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000 .222 .000 .222
2013 25 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN 42 151 20 29 1 2 7 4 2 10 50 .192 .256 .285 .541
2013 25 AA Texas Frisco TEX 37 132 18 27 5 3 4 3 1 15 44 .205 .293 .394 .687
2013 25 Rookie Arizona Rangers TEX 7 24 10 10 1 0 3 2 0 4 5 .417 .500 .667 1.167
2012 24 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN 28 95 9 17 2 2 3 4 0 11 27 .179 .269 .316 .584
2012 24 AA Eastern New Britain MIN 37 141 13 26 3 1 6 4 3 13 43 .184 .268 .305 .572
2012 24 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 8 33 7 10 1 0 3 4 0 5 9 .303 .395 .485 .880
2012 24 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN 3 8 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 .375 .444 .500 .944
2011 23 AA Eastern New Britain MIN 111 400 69 114 16 4 28 13 9 56 109 .285 .388 .495 .883
2011 23 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN 3 9 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 .222 .364 .333 .697
2010 22 AA Eastern New Britain MIN 102 374 65 94 23 7 20 14 9 39 115 .251 .336 .527 .862
2010 22 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 21 85 16 25 4 1 11 5 0 8 21 .294 .375 .588 .963
2009 21 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 80 263 46 75 5 3 10 14 7 46 74 .285 .414 .403 .817
2009 21 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
2008 20 A Midwest Beloit MIN 69 254 39 63 4 3 16 17 11 24 73 .248 .326 .382 .708
2007 19 A Midwest Beloit MIN 122 432 73 110 5 8 18 18 16 49 124 .255 .347 .368 .715
2006 18 A Midwest Beloit MIN 8 19 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .263 .263 .263 .526
2006 18 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN 52 196 30 51 5 5 11 9 10 21 41 .260 .335 .444 .779


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2011 23 MLB AL Minnesota MIN   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2011 23 MLB AL Minnesota MIN   CF 2 5 5 0 0 .990
2011 23 MLB AL Minnesota MIN   RF 7 21 20 0 1 .986
2011 23 MLB AL Minnesota MIN   LF 11 20 19 0 1 .982
2014 26 AAA PCL N Orleans MIA   RF 2 1 1 0 0 1.000
2014 26 AA Sou. Jacksonville MIA   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2014 26 AA Sou. Jacksonville MIA   RF 37 92 85 5 2 .978
2014 26 AA Sou. Jacksonville MIA   CF 23 62 60 2 0 1.000
2014 26 AA Sou. Jacksonville MIA   LF 18 22 21 1 0 1.000
2013 25 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN   LF 14 19 15 2 2 .895
2013 25 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN   CF 21 45 44 1 0 1.000
2013 25 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN   RF 7 14 14 0 0 1.000
2013 25 AA Texas Frisco TEX   CF 20 43 41 2 0 1.000
2013 25 AA Texas Frisco TEX   RF 18 29 25 3 1 .966
2013 25 Rookie Arizona Rangers TEX   CF 5 7 5 2 0 1.000
2012 24 AAA Intl-Lg Rochester MIN   CF 26 57 56 1 0 1.000
2012 24 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   LF 11 17 15 2 0 1.000
2012 24 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   CF 10 35 35 0 0 1.000
2012 24 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   RF 14 27 23 4 0 1.000
2012 24 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   CF 4 8 8 0 0 1.000
2012 24 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   RF 4 15 15 0 0 1.000
2012 24 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   CF 1 2 2 0 0 1.000
2011 23 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   LF 7 12 11 1 0 1.000
2011 23 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   CF 83 226 215 9 2 .991
2011 23 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   RF 10 20 19 1 0 1.000
2011 23 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   CF 2 1 1 0 0 1.000
2010 22 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   LF 4 3 3 0 0 1.000
2010 22 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   CF 52 130 121 6 3 .977
2010 22 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   RF 41 91 82 7 2 .978
2010 22 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   CF 19 44 43 0 1 .977
2010 22 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   RF 2 5 4 1 0 1.000
2009 21 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   LF 5 8 7 0 1 .875
2009 21 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   CF 36 77 75 1 1 .987
2009 21 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   RF 37 78 73 3 2 .974
2009 21 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   LF 1 2 2 0 0 1.000
2009 21 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   CF 1 1 1 0 0 1.000
2008 20 A Midwest Beloit MIN   C 1 0 0 0 0
2008 20 A Midwest Beloit MIN   CF 39 78 70 6 2 .974
2008 20 A Midwest Beloit MIN   RF 30 54 45 8 1 .981
2007 19 A Midwest Beloit MIN   CF 109 243 230 7 6 .975
2006 18 A Midwest Beloit MIN   CF 2 6 6 0 0 1.000
2006 18 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   CF 45 124 116 3 5 .960
2006 18 Rookie Gulf Twins MIN   RF 3 1 0 1 0 1.000

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