Joaquín Benoit

#56, RP, San Diego
Joaquín Benoit
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 26, 1977
  • Birth Place:
    Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Texas Rangers
  • W
    4
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    1.88
  • K
    51
  • BB
    13


Player Notes
The Padres didn't trade Joaquin Benoit before Thursday's non-waiver trading deadline.

Advice: Great news for Benoit owners, as the 37-year-old remains San Diego's closer. It wouldn't be a surprise, however, if Benoit is moved in a waivers trade in August. The reliever is under contract for $8 million next season and has an $8 million vesting option in 2016. Those numbers are reasonable enough that a contender won't blink an eye, and likely prohibitive enough for non-contenders to pass on him during the waiver process.

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Dodgers are "trying hard" to land Joaquin Benoit.

Advice: Benoit is under contract with the Padres through 2015 and carries a vesting option for 2016, so the San Diego front office isn't fully set on moving him. But the Dodgers need bullpen help and have the farm system to get something done with their division foes.

More: Joel Sherman on Twitter

Thu, Jul 31 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are interested in Joaquin Benoit.

Advice: The Yankees' bullpen has been a strength this season, but they could opt to just load up on relief help if they can't get another addition to their rotation. Benoit is also drawing interest from the Dodgers, but the Padres are reluctant to trade within the division and aren't sure they want to deal Benoit at all. The reliever is under contract for $8 million next season and has an $8 million vesting option for 2016.

More: CBSSports.com

Thu, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are interested in Joaquin Benoit, but the Padres "would prefer not to trade him within division, if they trade him at all."

Advice: It's a little silly, given that San Diego is unlikely to contend before Benoit's contract expires. The 37-year-old has taken over as closer for the Padres following the trade of Huston Street and is under contract for $8 million next season and has an $8 million vesting option for 2016.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless ninth in a 3-1 game for his third save Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Advice: Benoit was perfect outside of plunking Daniel Descalso. That exhale you heard was San Diego's front office, which is reportedly shopping Benoit. With a 4.91 ERA in July and six walks over his last four appearances, shopping was making that task a little more difficult for them. Benoit is one of the best relievers on the market. He boasts a 1.88 ERA and 0.84 WHIP.

Wed, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish hears from a major league source that there is "still a good chance" that the Padres deal Joaquin Benoit before Thursday's trade deadline.

Advice: The Padres have already traded Huston Street this month, but they could also move Benoit if the right offer comes along. The Tigers are likely out as a possibility after the Joakim Soria deal, but teams like the Pirates and Indians could be in the mix. Benoit is owed $8 million next season while his contract includes an $8 million vesting option or $1.5 million buyout for 2016, so the Padres have no sense of urgency to move him. Dale Thayer could take over the closer role if Benoit ends up elsewhere.

More: MLB Daily Dish

Tue, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Joaquin Benoit notched a four-out save Friday against the Braves.

Advice: It was his second save of the season and his first since taking over the closer role from Huston Street, who was traded to the Angels last week. Benoit owns a quality 1.93 ERA and 49/13 K/BB ratio over 42 innings this season and is capable of being a valuable fantasy closer the rest of the way. Of course, that's assuming he doesn't end up in a set-up role elsewhere in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Tue, Jul 29 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Atlanta

Head-to-head vs. Atlanta
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Atl 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.1 7 3 3 1 7 5 3.68 1.91 .241
Home (this year) 24 0 3 1 2 0 8 0 0 24.2 9 3 3 0 5 24 1.09 0.57 .114
Night (this year) 24 0 3 1 3 0 6 0 0 24.2 13 3 3 0 11 33 1.09 0.97 .157
Last game vs. Atl 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 2
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 29 StL W 3-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 3 1 16 43.0 1.88
Jul 25 @Atl W 5-2 SV 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 2 2 1 16 42.0 1.93
Jul 20 NYM W 2-1 W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 16 40.2 1.99
Jul 18 NYM L 4-5 L 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 1 0 16 39.2 2.04
Jul 11 @LAD W 6-3 HLD 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 17 38.2 1.86
Jul 9 @Col L 3-6 L 1.0 3 3 3 2 0 2 3 1 1 0 15 37.2 1.91
Jul 5 SF L 3-5 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 15 36.2 1.23
Jul 4 SF W 2-0 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 14 35.2 1.26
Jun 30 Cin W 1-0 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 13 34.2 1.30
Jun 29 Ari W 2-1 HLD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 12 33.2 1.34
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2001 Tex 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 6 6 3 3 4 10.80 2.20 .364
2002 Tex 17 13 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 84.2 91 51 50 6 58 59 5.31 1.76 .272
2003 Tex 25 17 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 105.0 99 67 64 23 51 87 5.49 1.43 .246
2004 Tex 28 15 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 103.0 113 67 65 19 31 95 5.68 1.40 .279
2005 Tex 32 9 4 4 0 0 5 0 0 87.0 69 39 36 9 38 78 3.72 1.23 .212
2006 Tex 56 0 1 1 0 2 7 0 0 79.2 68 49 43 5 38 85 4.86 1.33 .224
2007 Tex 70 0 7 4 6 7 19 0 0 82.0 68 28 26 6 28 87 2.85 1.17 .225
2008 Tex 44 0 3 2 1 3 13 0 0 45.0 40 28 25 6 35 43 5.00 1.67 .233
2010 TB 63 0 1 2 1 3 25 0 0 60.1 30 10 9 6 11 75 1.34 0.68 .147
2011 Det 66 0 4 3 2 5 29 0 0 61.0 47 22 20 5 17 63 2.95 1.05 .218
2012 Det 73 0 5 3 2 4 30 0 0 71.0 59 31 29 14 22 84 3.68 1.14 .228
2013 Det 66 0 4 1 24 2 9 0 0 67.0 47 15 15 5 22 73 2.01 1.03 .197
2014 SD 42 0 4 2 3 0 16 0 0 43.0 23 9 9 3 13 51 1.88 0.84 .156
Totals 583 55 48 37 40 26 153 0 0 893.2 762 422 397 110 367 884 4.00 1.26 .229
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2003 Tex 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 Tex 28 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 Tex 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 54 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2001 Tex 1 P 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2002 Tex 17 P 13 84 4 8 4 0 1 1.000
2003 Tex 25 P 17 105 8 24 15 1 0 .958
2004 Tex 28 P 15 103 6 13 6 1 1 .923
2005 Tex 32 P 9 87 2 9 7 0 0 1.000
2006 Tex 56 P 0 79 4 8 4 0 0 1.000
2007 Tex 70 P 0 82 5 12 7 0 2 1.000
2008 Tex 44 P 0 45 3 7 4 0 0 1.000
2010 TB 63 P 0 60 0 4 4 0 0 1.000
2011 Det 66 P 0 61 1 5 4 0 1 1.000
2012 Det 73 P 0 71 4 12 8 0 0 1.000
2013 Det 66 P 0 67 6 14 8 0 0 1.000
2014 SD 42 P 0 43 0 4 4 0 0 1.000
Totals 583 P 55 893 43 120 75 2 5 .983