What Happened To John Van Benschoten? The Former Pirates Pitching Prospect Laments The Hitting Career He Never HadJack Dickey6/28/12 11:30amFiled to: MlbPittsburgh PiratesJohn Van BenschotenGettypicNewsJohn van benschoten 2012What happened to john van benschoten9EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink John Van Benschoten, the Pirates' first-round pick (eighth overall) in 2001, didn't have a good big-league career. In 90 innings of work spread over three seasons, Van Benschoten, mostly as a starter, racked up 65 strikeouts against 68 walks and a 9.20 ERA. We ranked him 76th on our list of the 100 worst players of all time.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.