- CF, LF, OF, RF
- May 3, 1988
- 5' 9"
- 175 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 9-07-2010 with MIN
Ben Daniel Revere (born May 3, 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.
Before the Twins made Revere their first-round pick (28th overall) in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, he went to Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, KY where he led them to the state title and was named MVP his junior year (2006).
He batted .325 with the Gulf Coast League Twins in his first season of professional ball, and was named a 2007 Gulf Coast League Postseason All-Star. The following season, with the Beloit Snappers, Revere's batting average jumped to .379 with 44 stolen bases and ten triples. His list of awards for the season include a Midwest League All-Star selection, MIDW Mid-season MVP, MIDW Postseason All-Star, MIDW Player of the Year, MIDW Prospect of the Year and the Sherry Robertson Award for Twins minor league player of the year. Baseball America named him to their 2008 High Class A All-Star team, and called him the Twins' second best prospect behind Aaron Hicks.
Revere began the 2009 season with Fort Myers. In the first half of the season, he batted .342 with 23 RBIs, 32 runs scored and 22 stolen bases. He was named the Florida State League Player of the Week May 11–17, and joins teammates David Bromberg, Chris Cates, Carlos Gutierrez, Steven Hirschfeld, Daniel Lehmann, Chris Parmelee, Steve Singleton & Spencer Steedley as All-stars for the FSL's Southern division.
Revere began the 2010 season with the double A New Britain Rock Cats. He had been ranked as the Twins fifth best prospect by Baseball America, After batting .305 with 36 stolen bases, his contract was purchased by the Twins on September 4, 2010.
He made his major league debut on September 7, 2010, as a pinch hitter for Denard Span, striking out against Kansas City Royals' pitcher Jesse Chavez. He remained in the game, replacing Span in center field. On September 18, 2010, he grounded out to Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis, scoring J.J. Hardy for his first major league run batted in. He recorded his first major league hit a day later.
Revere began the 2011 season with the Twins' triple A Affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. In early May, Revere was called up to Minnesota to play left field for the injured Delmon Young. Soon after Young's return, Span went on the seven day disabled list with a concussion. As a result, Revere was given another position to play.
One of Revere's most notable plays was during the Twins' 2-1 loss against the Kansas City Royals on July 15, 2011. After hitting the ball to deep right field, Revere tripped between second and third base. Revere did a somersault, got back up with his helmet off, and safely made it to third base.
When in the starting line-up, Revere usually bats lead-off for the Twins.
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