JUSTIN BENCSKO
CENTER FIELDER
Pronounced: BENCH-ko
Born: August 13, 1987
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 20th Round, 597th Overall, 2010
How Acquired: Draft
College: Vilanova
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Benscko was mainly a backup for three years in college before having a strong 2010 season as a senior. He’s very fast and a good defensive player, but has no power.

2010: Started season playing mainly rightfield for State College, although he also saw a little time in center. Didn’t hit much, but showed a willingness to take a walk and also showed his speed. Only got into nineteen games, as he injured his hand swinging the bat and missed rest of season.

Benscko will probably be an organizational player.  He started 2011 in extended spring training.  I don’t know whether he was healthy.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NCAA
BA
OBP
SA
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2007
.312
.398
.338
77
2
0
0
11
18
6
1
2008
.226
.383
.339
62
1
3
0
17
15
6
1
2009
.247
.353
.284
81
3
0
0
13
15
8
1
2010
.356
.447
.490
194
10
5
2
24
30
24
7
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2011: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 6/18/2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3 (As of start of 2010 season)
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2010: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round, 597th overall pick.
June 14, 2010: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
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