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51 Joe Benson CF

Atlanta Braves

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Braves option Todd Cunningham, reassign Joe Benson
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Braves trimmed their roster by sending two outfielders to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced on Saturday. 

Outfielder Todd Cunningham was optioned to the minor-league affiliate. Cunningham hit .333 with six RBI in spring games for the Braves. 

The Braves also reassigned Joe Benson to Gwinnett. Benson hit .239 with two RBI.

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Braves option Cunniff to Triple-A, add Benson as non-roster invitee
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Braves announced Thursday they optioned reliever Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett. They also added outfielder Joe Benson, who is competing for a spot on the bench, to the non-roster invitee list.

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Braves outfielder Joe Benson still pushing for roster spot
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Braves outfielder Joe Benson continues to impress the organization as they prepare to make the final roster adjustments before Opening Day.

Wednesday, Benson drew the start in center field and ripped a solo home run in his appearance.

"He barreled two balls off of Cole Hamels," manager Fredi Gonzalez said to MLB.com. "The center fielder made a terrific play on a ball that I thought beat him out in right-center field. He made a really, really nice swing on the home run."

Benson is hitting .250 with two RBI in 12 plate appearances this spring and Gonzalez wants to see him continue on this path for the next few days.

"[Benson] hasn't done anything not to be in the mix, really," Gonzalez said. "He's played some solid center field, and you trust him out there. He takes solid routes."

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Joe Benson has good chance to make Braves' roster
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that outfielder Joe Benson has a good shot to make the team's Opening Day roster. 

Gonzalez praised Benson's "energy and passion", per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We are looking for a right-handed outfielder that can play a little bit of center, and he comes over and he keeps doing something good," Gonzalez said. “I got on the phone yesterday with (assistant GM John Coppolella) and said 'I’d like to see Benson more.' It doesn’t cost us anything, and you can bring him back and forth anytime we want. So Benson’s here and we get a chance to play him."

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Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders DNQ 56
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Kansas City1220 .167 .250 .167
vs Chen (Career)300000
vs LHP1400 .067 .000 .000
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
03/19@BOS3010300
03/21@DET4121210
03/22BAL3000000
03/23@NYY1000000
03/24TB3000000
03/25@STL3000000
03/26TB2010000
Two Week Schedule
MAY
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@Miami
W6-0
18
19
TB
L3-5
20
TB
W2-1
21
Mil
W10-1
22
Mil
7:35 pm
Tickets
23
Mil
4:10 pm
Tickets
24
Mil
1:35 pm
Tickets
25
@LAD
8:10 pm
Tickets
26
@LAD
10:10 pm
Tickets
27
@LAD
10:10 pm
Tickets
28
@SF
10:15 pm
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29
@SF
10:15 pm
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30
@SF
10:05 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011MIN21713170232122 .270 .352 .239
2012MIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2013MIN-TEX0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 21713170232122 .270 .352 .239
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011MINOF20194644020 .957
Total  20194644020 .957
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011MIN612500001
2012MIN00000000
2013MIN-TEX00000000
Total 612500001
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006 A-Beloit819250001--610 .263 .263 .263
2006 R-Twins5219630511155282141910 .335 .444 .260
2007 A-Beloit12243273110188538491241816 .347 .368 .255
2008 A-Beloit69254396316342724731711 .326 .382 .248
2009R-GCL Twins251100002--11 .429 .200 .200
2009AFA-Fort Myers8026346751035294674147 .414 .403 .285
2010AA-New Britain Rock Cat1023746594207234939115149 .336 .527 .251
2010AFA-Fort Myers Miracle2185162511141382150 .375 .588 .294
2011R-GCL Twins392210002211 .364 .333 .222
2011AA-New Britain Rock Cat11140069114284166756109139 .388 .495 .285
2012R-GCL Twins381310001211 .444 .500 .375
2012AA-New Britain Rock Cat37141132661320134343 .268 .305 .184
2012AAA-Rochester Red Wings28959173228112740 .269 .316 .179
2012AFA-Fort Myers Miracle83371030185940 .395 .485 .303
Total 6462314373596128346828827764610668 .348 .430 .258
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/215
Birthdate:
3/5/1988
Age:
27
Hometown:
Hinsdale, IL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
1
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