Will Benson

CF,LF,RF,OF · Cincinnati Reds

Bats L Throws L
DOB 1998-06-16 Age 25.3
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 26.15, 390th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$10832912553354112829318930.671.212.302.365.667.153

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Jake Fraley In Line To Return This Weekend

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley (toe) started a rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville. As it appears, the 26-year-old could come off the injured list as early as Friday for the start of a crucial four-game weekend series with the Chicago Cubs. Fraley is slated to primarily operate as the team's designated hitter upon his return, but eventually work his way back into the outfield. Will Benson figures to have the most to lose in terms of playing time when that happens, but Cincinnati's depth chart is simply ravaged by injuries currently. Fraley has been a steady mixed-league fantasy contributor this season, batting .263 with 15 home runs, 63 RBI, 40 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases across 289 at-bats.

    Aug 31 · Source via Reds Will Benson Jake Fraley
  • Reds Claim Hunter Renfroe Off Waivers From Angels

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    The Cincinnati Reds on Thursday claimed outfielder Hunter Renfroe off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, according to sources. The Reds are just a game out of the final wild-card spot in the National League, so they decided to add some outfield depth on Thursday by picking up both Renfroe and Harrison Bader. The 31-year-old Renfroe should be a lineup regular for Cincinnati the rest of the way, either in a corner-outfield spot or at designated hitter. In 126 games for the Angels in 2023, he's hit .242/.304/.434 with 19 home runs, 31 doubles, 56 RBI and 56 runs scored in 504 plate appearances. Will Benson and Nick Senzel will most likely move back to bench roles in Cincinnati for the final month of the regular season.

    Aug 31 · Source via Angels Reds Will Benson Hunter Renfroe Nick Senzel
  • Will Benson Sitting Tuesday Versus Lefty

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson is not in Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Cleveland Guardians and left-hander Logan Allen. The 25-year-old had a nice day as part of a doubleheader Sunday versus the Pirates, combining to go 2-for-5 with a triple, two walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base while the Reds split the twin bill with their NL Central foe. It's been a big season for Benson who is hitting .283 with seven home runs, 12 stolen bases, and a .902 OPS across 69 appearances. However, Benson's unsustainable .402 BABIP and elevated 30.2% K% are indicators of regression to come while his .326 xwOBA sits well below his current .387 wOBA in 215 plate appearances on the campaign.

    Aug 15 · Source via Reds Will Benson
  • Will Benson Returns From Injury

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson (back) has returned to the starting lineup on Friday against Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Johan Oviedo, and he's starting in right field and hitting eighth in Cincy's batting order. Benson missed just one game due to back stiffness and will be back in there to start the weekend. The 25-year-old left-handed hitter will return to a .269/.373/.503 slash line with an .875 OPS, seven home runs, 10 doubles, five triples, 20 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 30 runs scored in 204 plate appearances and 66 games in his first year for the Reds and just his second in the big leagues. Benson hasn't been very good so far in August, but he should see plenty of playing time against right-handers down the stretch, especially after the Reds optioned Nick Senzel to the minors on Friday.

    Aug 11 · Source via Reds Will Benson
  • Jake Fraley, Will Benson Sitting Against Lefty

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielders Jake Fraley and Will Benson are not in the team's starting lineup on Sunday against a left-handed pitcher as the team faces the division-rival Milwaukee Brewers and southpaw Wade Miley. Nick Senzel is starting in right field and batting seventh, while Spencer Steer will get the start in left field and hit fifth against Miley in the first-half finale. Fraley has been a consistent contributor for the Reds so far in 2023, hitting .276 (62-for-225) with 11 home runs, 52 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 33 runs scored in 73 games, but he's gone just 3-for-30 with no homer against lefties this year. Benson is also hitting a strong .293 (34-for-116) on the year, but he's only had one hit in 10 at-bats against lefties.

    Jul 9 · Source via Reds Will Benson Jake Fraley
    2023 ATC-$9832912523556112832328930.652.222.317.377.694.155
    2023 Steamer-$1455219187233981723276630.141.209.315.374.689.165
    2023 THE BAT-$10832912553354112829318930.671.212.302.365.667.153
    2023 Zeile-$11652472153047102726277932.052.219.312.381.693.162

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Sep 23vs PITL 12-134a000000000000
    Sep 22vs PITL 5-78220000000150.
    Sep 20vs MINL 3-58432101001125.000.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Sep 19vs MINL 0-79330100000266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 18vs MINW 7-39331100130266.700.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Sep 17at NYML 4-88a1100000001100.
    Sep 16at NYMW 3-29440100000250.
    Sep 14at DETL 2-89220000000150.
    Sep 12at DETW 6-52a220000000150.
    Sep 10vs STLW 7-19441310110125.000.750.7501.7502.5001.000
    Sep 9vs STLL 3-48b2200000002100.
    Sep 8vs STLL 4-91a21000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 6vs SEAL 4-89442320110125.010.750.7502.0002.7501.250
    Sep 5vs SEAW 7-6644010000000.
    Sep 4vs SEAW 6-3922000000000.
    Sep 3vs CHCL 7-156432110000125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Sep 2vs CHCW 2-19a1100000001100.
    Sep 1vs CHCW 3-27420000002250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 1vs CHCL 2-61d11010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 30at SFW 4-17440000000375.
    Aug 29at SFL 1-6733000000000.
    Aug 28at SFL 1-48a1100000001100.
    Aug 27at ARIL 2-58331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 26at ARIW 8-78550000000120.
    Aug 25at ARIL 8-10843110014100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 24at ARIL 2-383300000003100.
    Aug 23at LAAW 9-48441100000125.
    Aug 23at LAAW 7-39442200000125.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 22at LAAW 4-38321100001133.310.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 19vs TORL 3-48220000000150.
    Aug 18vs TORW 1-08330000000266.700.
    Aug 16vs CLEW 7-28430000001125.
    Aug 15vs CLEL 0-38a11011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Aug 13at PITL 2-4843110100100.010.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Aug 13at PITW 6-58321100001133.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 11at PITW 9-28442300000125.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Aug 7vs MIAW 5-28321000001266.710.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 6vs WASL 3-68210000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 5vs WASL 3-77330000000133.300.
    Aug 4vs WASL 3-67a11000000000.
    Aug 3at CHCL 3-58440210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 2at CHCL 6-169430000001375.
    Jul 31at CHCW 6-5844121101000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 30at LADW 9-09441110000125.
    Jul 29at LADL 2-38a2200000002100.
    Jul 28at LADW 6-59321000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 26at MILL 0-393300000003100.
    Jul 25at MILW 4-38431100121125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jul 24at MILL 2-39330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 22vs ARIW 4-29330000000266.700.
    Jul 21vs ARIW 9-6942111001200.001.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Jul 20vs SFW 5-18431220011125.010.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Jul 19vs SFW 3-29331100130133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 18vs SFL 10-118441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 16vs MILL 3-4921000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 15vs MILL 0-38310000002133.310.000.667.000.667.000
    Jul 14vs MILL 0-19330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 9at MILL 0-11a1100000001100.
    Jul 8at MILW 8-59441201110125.000.500.5001.7502.2501.250
    Jul 7at MILL 3-7821000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 6at WASW 5-48432110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jul 5at WASW 9-29550210020120.010.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 3at WASW 3-29440000000125.
    Jul 2vs SDW 4-3832000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 1vs SDL 5-12944130000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Jun 30vs SDW 7-59330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 28at BALW 11-79553311010120.010.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jun 27at BALW 3-18330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 25vs ATLL 6-773300000003100.
    Jun 24vs ATLL 6-71a11110011000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Jun 21vs COLW 5-38421000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 20vs COLW 8-6832210011100.000.500.6672.0002.6671.500
    Jun 19vs COLW 5-46a000000000000
    Jun 18at HOUW 9-7842100000200.010.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 17at HOUW 10-3753130102200.0001.0001.0001.6672.667.667
    Jun 16at HOUW 2-16431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 13at KCW 5-4732100000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 12at KCW 5-4743011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 11at STLW 4-3744030000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Jun 10at STLW 8-47551100000120.
    Jun 9at STLL 4-79a21000000100.001.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 7vs LADW 8-61551200120120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 6vs LADW 9-89a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jun 5vs MILW 2-06330000000133.300.
    Jun 4vs MILL 1-5833010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 3vs MILL 8-108530100002120.010.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 2vs MILL 4-58430000001250.
    May 31at BOSW 5-49a11100000000.
    May 30at BOSW 9-8855330100000.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    May 28at CHCW 8-59a11000000000.
    May 26at CHCW 9-01a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 22vs STLW 6-58a1100000001100.
    May 21vs NYYL 1-47440000000125.
    Apr 12at ATLL 4-592200000002100.
    Apr 10at ATLL 4-58330000000133.300.
    Apr 9at PHIW 6-4922000000000.
    Apr 8at PHIL 2-39a000000000000
    Apr 7at PHIL 2-5821010000100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 4vs CHCL 5-129440000000375.
    Apr 2vs PITW 3-18440000000250.
    Mar 30vs PITL 4-584400000004100.


    Oct 2vs KCW 7-58330000000266.700.
    Oct 1vs KCL 1-74a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 27vs TBL 5-68a11000000000.
    Sep 20at CWSW 10-78a001000000000
    Sep 18vs MINL 0-38a1100000001100.
    Sep 17vs MINW 7-622010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 16vs MINW 4-37220000000150.
    Sep 15vs CWSL 2-87440210010125.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Sep 10at MINW 6-47430000010125.
    Sep 2vs SEAL 1-69430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 31vs BALL 0-4922000000000.
    Aug 30vs BALW 5-19331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 28at SEAL 0-49a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 25at SEAL 1-39330000000133.300.
    Aug 24at SDW 7-04a1100000001100.
    Aug 20vs CWSL 0-2733000000000.
    Aug 17vs DETW 8-48a001000000000
    Aug 15vs DETL 5-742100000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 13at TORL 1-28a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 12at TORW 8-09552100000120.
    Aug 10at DETW 3-27331100010266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 6vs HOUW 4-17440000000125.
    Aug 5vs HOUL 3-91a320000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 4vs HOUL 0-67330000000266.700.
    Aug 2vs ARIL 3-68a1100000001100.
    Aug 1vs ARIW 6-57b11100000000.
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