Ben Sugden
Western Suburbs Magpies (ML)
Ben Sugden
Birthdate:
July 12, 1959 (28 y, 1 m, 9 d)
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Height/Weight:
6'0"/204
Entry:
1980 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 10, Team: Western Suburbs Magpies
Contract:
$55.1k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
4 years, 8 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 4 years, 8 days
40-man Service Time None
Time as Pro 7 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Insignficant
Local Well Known
Current Contract
1987 $55.1k ($55.1k left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 5 3 1 1 5
vs R 5 3 1 1 5
vs L 5 3 1 1 5
Potential 5 3 1 2 5
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 2
Error 2 5
Arm 1 3 6
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 4
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 1
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 7 5 7
vs R 7 5 7
vs L 7 5 8
Potential 7 5 7
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 7 7
Changeup 9 9
Knucklecurve 6 7
Other Pitching
Velocity 91-93 mph
GB % 53%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 10
Hold 10
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
1987-08-15
Weight decreased from 205 to 204
1987-07-17
Weight decreased from 206 to 205
1987-04-18
GB% increased from 51% to 53%
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Insignficant
1987-04-07
Weight increased from 205 to 206
1987-03-24
Weight increased from 204 to 205
1987-03-08
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Control Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Control decreased from 8 to 7
Control vs R decreased from 8 to 7
1986-10-05
Gap vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Eye Potential increased from 1 to 2
GB% increased from 50% to 51%
Weight increased from 203 to 204
1986-07-29
Weight increased from 202 to 203
1986-07-17
Weight increased from 200 to 202
1986-04-14
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Control vs R increased from 7 to 8
GB% decreased from 51% to 50%
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
1986-03-09
Weight decreased from 201 to 200
1986-02-16
Weight increased from 200 to 201
1986-01-05
Control Potential increased from 7 to 8
Control increased from 7 to 8
GB% increased from 49% to 51%
1985-12-08
P defense decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 199 to 200
1985-11-24
Weight increased from 198 to 199
1985-09-29
Control vs L increased from 7 to 8
GB% decreased from 51% to 49%
1985-07-17
Weight increased from 196 to 198
1985-03-31
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
GB% increased from 49% to 51%
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1985-01-06
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
GB% increased from 47% to 49%
Role changed from RP to SP
1984-12-30
Weight increased from 195 to 196
1984-12-16
Weight decreased from 196 to 195
1984-12-02
Weight decreased from 197 to 196
1984-09-04
Gap vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Movement vs R increased from 4 to 5
1984-07-17
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Movement increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 46% to 47%
1984-04-02
Gap increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
GB% decreased from 47% to 46%
Local Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
1984-03-04
Weight increased from 196 to 197
1984-02-19
Stuff Potential increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Role changed from SP to RP
1984-01-01
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Movement vs L increased from 4 to 5
Knucklecurve increased from 5 to 6
1983-11-20
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff vs R decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Role changed from RP to SP
1983-11-06
Stuff Potential increased from 7 to 8
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs R increased from 6 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Role changed from SP to RP
1983-09-06
Contact vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs L decreased from 5 to 4
GB% decreased from 48% to 47%
1983-08-03
Weight increased from 195 to 196
1983-04-09
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 5 to 4
Movement vs R decreased from 5 to 4
1983-04-05
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Fastball increased from 6 to 7
Changeup increased from 8 to 9
Local Popularity decreased from Popular to Fair
National Popularity decreased from Well Known to Fair
1983-03-30
Weight decreased from 196 to 195
1983-01-02
Contact increased from 4 to 5
Contact vs L increased from 4 to 5
Control increased from 6 to 7
Control vs R increased from 6 to 7
Control vs L increased from 6 to 7
Changeup increased from 7 to 8
1982-09-07
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
1982-08-04
Hold increased from 9 to 10
Weight increased from 195 to 196
1982-04-01
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 3
Infield Error increased from 1 to 2
Outfield Range increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs L increased from 5 to 6
Control increased from 5 to 6
Control vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 49% to 48%
Changeup increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 194 to 195
Local Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
1982-01-03
GB% decreased from 51% to 49%
1981-10-04
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control increased from 4 to 5
Control vs R increased from 4 to 5
Control vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% decreased from 53% to 51%
Hold decreased from 10 to 9
Changeup Pot increased from 8 to 9
Changeup increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 192 to 194
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Well Known

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
WES - SBC
1986 26 27 27 185.0 16-6 0 127 36 17.23% 4.88% 2.99% 76.79% 50.87% 0.254 3.260 3.622 93 3.835 -0.36 3.18
WES - SBC
1985 25 22 22 140.1 9-9 0 104 35 17.60% 5.92% 3.05% 62.42% 48.50% 0.294 4.746 3.651 91 3.691 1.09 2.57
WES - SBC
1984 24 12 39 107.0 7-7 2 87 26 19.42% 5.80% 3.57% 82.33% 50.68% 0.299 3.280 3.645 96 3.284 -0.37 1.22
WES - SBC
1983 23 12 41 98.2 6-6 0 83 38 19.39% 8.88% 3.50% 72.95% 49.25% 0.295 4.926 4.237 115 3.743 0.69 0.17
WES - SBC
1982 22 0 14 18.1 0-0 0 7 6 9.21% 7.89% 1.32% 79.65% 47.73% 0.262 2.946 3.697 97 4.839 -0.75 0.09
Total - SBC
SBC
73 143 549.1 38-28 2 408 141 17.89% 6.18% 3.16% 73.44% 49.83% 0.281 3.932 3.747 97 3.708 0.19 7.23

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1982 22 0 12 18.1 1-0 0 21 3 31.34% 4.48% 0.00% 86.67% 51.61% 0.293 0.982 1.743 36 3.298 -0.76 0.73
FAI - YL
1982 22 0 3 4.0 0-0 0 6 3 28.57% 14.29% 4.76% 39.47% 33.33% 0.333 13.500 8.076 185 6.320 5.42 -0.14
FAI - YL
1981 21 19 19 129.0 6-8 0 155 26 29.03% 4.87% 2.06% 74.68% 50.23% 0.345 3.419 3.503 77 3.705 -0.08 3.60
FAI - YL
1980 20 21 22 147.0 7-10 0 151 48 23.41% 7.44% 1.55% 71.50% 54.81% 0.361 4.102 3.826 87 4.196 0.28 3.17
Total - AAA
AAA
0 12 18.1 1-0 0 21 3 31.34% 4.48% 0.00% 86.67% 51.61% 0.293 0.982 1.743 36 3.298 -0.76 0.73
Total - AA
AA
40 44 280.0 13-18 0 312 77 26.00% 6.42% 1.83% 72.09% 52.53% 0.354 3.921 3.738 84 4.000 0.18 6.62

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
WES - SBC
1986 26 27 68 60 13 3 0 0 5 7 1 15 0 0 0.217 0.230 0.496 0.2889 0.218 24 -0.41
WES - SBC
1985 25 22 54 47 10 1 0 0 1 3 0 7 0 0 0.213 0.208 0.442 0.2439 0.193 7 -0.71
WES - SBC
1984 24 39 30 18 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0.167 0.286 0.452 0.2143 0.224 33 -0.29
WES - SBC
1983 23 41 28 24 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0.375 0.375 0.750 0.4286 0.334 113 0.05
WES - SBC
1982 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Total - SBC
SBC
143 180 149 35 4 0 0 7 15 4 29 0 0 0.235 0.253 0.515 0.2893 0.229 34 -1.36

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1982 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
FAI - YL
1982 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
FAI - YL
1981 21 19 51 44 13 0 0 0 3 3 1 12 0 0 0.296 0.326 0.622 0.4063 0.295 57 -0.10
FAI - YL
1980 20 22 56 46 11 1 0 0 2 6 2 15 0 0 0.239 0.286 0.547 0.3548 0.261 33 -0.29
Total - AAA
AAA
12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Total - AA
AA
44 107 90 24 1 0 0 5 9 3 27 0 0 0.267 0.305 0.583 0.3810 0.277 45 -0.39

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
WES - SBC
1986 P 27 185.0 5 28 0 1.000 1.605 1.058 0.47
WES - SBC
1985 P 22 140.1 2 21 4 0.852 1.475 0.879 -2.17
WES - SBC
1984 P 37 107.0 3 14 0 1.000 1.430 1.098 -0.05
WES - SBC
1983 P 37 98.2 3 16 0 1.000 1.733 1.030 0.08
WES - SBC
1982 P 14 18.1 1 1 0 1.000 0.982 0.987 -0.05
Total P 137 549.1 14 80 4 -1.72

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Lidcombe - RES
LID - RES
1982 P 12 18.1 1 1 0 1.000 0.982 1.504 0.51
FAI - YL
1982 P 3 4.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.01
FAI - YL
1981 P 19 129.0 9 17 1 0.963 1.814 1.025 1.01
FAI - YL
1980 P 22 147.0 10 18 0 1.000 1.714 1.002 0.72
Total P 56 298.1 20 36 1 2.25
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
League Champ 1987 Western Suburbs (SBC)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink4
Grey Ink14
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year Lg GS Rank
1986 SBC 27 8
Year Lg W Rank
1986 SBC 16 1
Year Lg Win % Rank
1986 SBC 0.727 3
Year Lg IP Rank
1986 SBC 185.0 5
Year Lg BF Rank
1986 SBC 737 6
Year Lg WP Rank
1985 SBC 8 2
1986 SBC 9 3
Year Lg BABIP Rank
1986 SBC 0.254 2
Year Lg WHIP Rank
1986 SBC 1.038 6
Year Lg H/9 Rank
1986 SBC 7.589 10
Year Lg BB/9 Rank
1986 SBC 1.751 4
Year Lg SHO Rank
1986 SBC 1 3
Year Lg BB (Low) Rank
1985 SBC 35 6
1986 SBC 36 7
Year Lg L (Low) Rank
1986 SBC 6 5