Adam Benes

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Adam Christopher Benes

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Biographical Information[edit]

The brother of Andy Benes and Alan Benes, pitcher Adam Benes played in the minors for six years, peaking at AA. His nephew Drew Benes also has played professionally.

Adam saved nine games as Evansville's closer in 1995. He was second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 20th round of the 1995 amateur draft. He made his pro debut with the New Jersey Cardinals that summer, going 5-3 with a 3.36 ERA in 19 games. Moving to relief with the 1996 Peoria Chiefs, he was 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 43 outings. He fell to 3-3, 6.27 with the '97 Prince William Cannons.

Benes split 1998 between the Cannons (1-0, 1.35 in 10 G) and Arkansas Travelers (6.06 in 12 G). In 1999, he was 1-1 with a 5.36 ERA in 28 games for Arkansas. He ended his career with the 2000 Travelers, going 2-5 with a 4.32 ERA. Overall, he went 14-14 with a 4.48 ERA in 171 games (25 starts). In 363 2/3 IP, he allowed 398 hits and 121 walks while striking out 246.

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