- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- School Texas Christian University
- High School J. W. Nixon High School
- Debut May 14, 1991
- Final Game August 11, 1994
- Born April 7, 1966 in Laredo, TX USA
Freddie Benavides was signed by scouts Tony Robello and Chuck LaMar for the Cincinnati Reds as a 2nd round pick in the 1987 amateur draft. He played four seasons in the bigs as a utility man, logging time on the inaugural Colorado Rockies squad and spending his final season with the best Montreal Expos team in history, the 1994 iteration. In 219 games, he batted .253 with 4 home runs and 53 runs scored.
Benavides managed the Clinton LumberKings in 1999 and the Dayton Dragons in 2000. He was the Cincinnati Reds minor league infield coordinator beginning in 2001, while also serving as a coach for the Reds for two months in 2003 and the manager for the GCL Reds in 2004. In 2016, he was appointed first base coach of the Cincinnati Reds after having been a special coach in 2014 and 2015. In 2019, he became the bench coach for newly-appointed manager David Bell.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1999||Clinton LumberKings||Midwest League||68-69||8th||Cincinnati Reds||Lost in 1st round|
|2000||Dayton Dragons||Midwest League||70-67||7th||Cincinnati Reds||Lost in 2nd round|
|2004||GCL Reds||Gulf Coast League||20-37||12th||Cincinnati Reds|
|2007||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||26-26||4th (t)||Cincinnati Reds||replaced Joe Kruzel (11-12) on August 24|