Isaac Benard

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Isaac Marvin Benard

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 225 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Isaac Benard has played in the minors and for the Nicaraguan national team. His father, Marvin Benard, played in the majors starting shortly before Isaac's birth. [1]

Benard hit .385 as a college sophomore. [2] The Tampa Bay Rays took him in the 23rd round of the 2016 amateur draft; Paul Kirsch was the scout. [3] He hit .255/.352/.364 that summer for the Princeton Rays and played error-free ball in the corner outfield. For the 2017 Hudson Valley Renegades, he batted .243/.341/.322. Let go by the Rays, he signed with the independent Traverse City Beach Bums and produced at a .284/.382/.390 clip in 2018, with 19 steals in 26 tries. He tied Travis Harrison for 7th in the Frontier League in swipes.

He then played for Nicaragua in the 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier, following in his father's footsteps. Hitting 2nd, he hit only .174/~.174/.217 but had 5 runs and 6 RBI in their 5 games, including 5 RBI in their win over Team Canada in the 3rd/4th place game. Nicaragua got a spot in the 2019 Pan American Games and he was 3rd in the Qualifier in RBI, behind MVP Garabez Rosa and teammate Jilton Calderón. [4]

Sources[edit]

  1. Traverse City Beach Bums
  2. Tri-City Herald
  3. 2018 Rays Media Guide, pg. 337
  4. 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier Stats Report