Benjamin Daniel Revere (born May 3, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Revere was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in LaGrange, Georgia, though he eventually moved to Richmond, Kentucky. He played baseball at Lexington Catholic High School, where he received several awards during his junior and senior seasons. Revere was selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins and played in their farm system for three seasons before being called up to Major League Baseball in late 2010. He played with the Twins for two more seasons before being traded to the Phillies in the 2012 offseason.
Revere began the 2013 season as the Phillies leadoff hitter before being moved down in the lineup following an injury. His primary strengths are his speed and his defense, while he struggles to hit for power; he has only hit two home runs in the major leagues. Writers and teammates have described Revere as being a genuine, goofy, energetic player.
- ^ Frank, Martin (April 12, 2013). "Ben Revere shuns leadoff power surge for Phils". The News Journal. Delaware Online. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
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