Will Benson

OF · Cincinnati Reds

Bats L Throws L
DOB 1998-06-16 Age 25.8
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 17.05, 245th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy346.0111429365588317413455513230.8184.227.335.403.738.176
THE BAT339.1114438378568218314465113631.0174.217.316.392.708.175

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. 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, Will Benson Out Against Lefty

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jake Fraley (illness) and Will Benson are both out of the lineup on Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Ranger Suarez. Fraley is missing his third straight game due to an illness, while it appears Benson is being rested with a lefty on the mound in this one. Stuart Fairchild is starting in right field and batting leadoff, while Bubba Thompson gets a start in center field and is batting in the nine-hole. Fairchild might be worth a look as a low-cost DFS sleeper in the leadoff spot. He's hitting .250 (10-for-40) so far with no homers, five RBI and five stolen bases in 2024. Fairchild is hitless in his five career at-bats against Suarez, while Thompson has never faced the soft-tossing lefty in his career.

    Apr 22 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Will Benson Jake Fraley
  • Jake Fraley, Will Benson Not In Saturday's Lineup

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielders Jake Fraley and Will Benson are not in Saturday's lineup against the Chicago White Sox. Benson and Fraley will sit versus White Sox left-hander Garrett Crochet. Both outfielders should be available off the bench and will look to re-enter the starting lineup for the series finale on Sunday. Bubba Thompson and Stuart Fairchild will replace Benson and Fraley in the outfield. Thompson is starting in center field, batting eighth, and is hitting .250 (2-for-8) with four stolen bases over nine games this season. Fairchild is starting in right field, hitting fifth and slashing .304/.385/.304 with four stolen bases over nine games in 2024. Fairchild and Thompson are deep-league streamers at best in a tough matchup against Crochet.

    Apr 13 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Will Benson Jake Fraley
  • Will Benson Stays In Lineup Against Lefty

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson will stay in the team's starting lineup on Monday while facing left-hander Cristopher Sanchez and the Philadelphia Phillies. Meanwhile, left-handed-hitting outfielders Jake Fraley and Nick Martini will both retreat to the bench. Benson is in right field and is hitting in the nine-hole. To begin the year, the Reds are viewing the 25-year-old left-handed hitter as an everyday player, as he hasn't been benched for either of the two lefties the team has faced. He's obviously not as attractive at the bottom of the order against a southpaw in fantasy, but Benson is off to a strong start in 2024 for the Reds, going 5-for-12 (.417) with a home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in three games played.

    Apr 1 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Will Benson
  • Will Benson Batting Second For The Reds On Thursday

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    The Cincinnati Reds announced their starting lineup for Opening Day on Thursday in Cincinnati against the Nationals, with outfielder Will Benson penciled into the second spot in the order. Benson gets the start in centerfield after the projected Opening Day starter T.J. Friedl fractured his wrist in a spring game and was officially placed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday. Benson is intriguing for fantasy purposes, as while he's in there he brings a solid power-speed profile to the table, with the six-foot-five-inch lefty hitting 11 home runs and stealing 19 bases last season in just 329 PA. Benson will face the Nationals' RHP Josiah Gray whom he is 2-for-3 off of in his career, including a double and a strikeout.

    Mar 28 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Will Benson
  • Will Benson, Stuart Fairchild Could See Time In Center Field

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    With Cincinnati Reds outfielder TJ Friedl (wrist) set to open the 2024 season on the injured list with a fractured right wrist, Will Benson and Stuart Fairchild could see additional playing time to start the season, per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon. Manager David Bell said, "It's all going to work out. I'm focused on the guys we have here." The 25-year-old Benson had a successful 2023 season in limited playing time but is batting just .200 in 25 spring at-bats. Fairchild has yet to stick in a big-league role but is hitting .360 with three home runs in 25 spring at-bats. From a fantasy perspective, Benson's potential to provide power and speed seems to give him the edge over Fairchild in deeper leagues. However, fantasy managers should watch for further news as the regular season approaches.

    Mar 19 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Will Benson Stuart Fairchild
  • Offseason In Review: Cincinnati Reds

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    The Reds almost made the playoffs last year as they promoted several exciting prospects and seemed to firmly end their rebuilding period. They added to that foundation this offseason by spreading money around to several free agents. Major League Signings 1B/3B Jeimer Candelario: Three years, $45MM (including buyout of 2027 club option) RHP Nick Martínez:…

    Mar 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Cincinnati Reds Andrew Abbott Graham Ashcraft Will Benson Justin Bruihl Alan Busenitz Jeimer Candelario Conner Capel Elly De La Cruz Christian Encarnacion-Strand Buck Farmer Mike Ford Jake Fraley TJ Friedl Tyler Gilbert Hunter Greene Josh Harrison P.J. Higgins Jonathan India Tony Kemp Brett Kennedy Brooks Kriske Nick Lodolo Luke Maile Mark Mathias Matt McLain Frankie Montas Connor Overton Reiver Sanmartin Tony Santillan Spencer Steer Tyler Stephenson Brent Suter Bubba Thompson Austin Wynns
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC355.3114439374608518414465713530.7184.228.335.408.743.180
    2024 Draft Buddy346.0111429365588317413455513230.8184.227.335.403.738.176
    2024 Steamer366.1115464389568717415516514030.2166.225.340.406.746.181
    2024 THE BAT339.1114438378568218314465113631.0174.217.316.392.708.175
    2024 Zeile353.0113439372598417414485813731.2164.226.335.406.741.180

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

    Fielding Stats



    4vs LAA, at SEA6.06212002100011047.610.
    3at CWS, vs MIL27.0524184420126625.030.222.417.500.917.278
    2vs NYM, at PHI11.06222012110121045.510.
    1vs WAS17.0313122530131430.801.417.462.9171.379.500


    27at STL, at CLE23.0518163701012316.741.438.500.5631.063.125
    26vs PIT, vs MIN15.0614133301131642.900.231.286.615.901.384
    25at NYM, at DET1.04990100000555.600.
    24vs STL, vs SEA24.0618173730221422.210.412.444.9411.385.529
    23vs CHC, at SF9.0718152210012844.400.
    22at ARI, at LAA25.0726246600142830.820.250.308.375.683.125
    21vs TOR, vs CLE3.041090110001440.
    20at PIT, vs MIA19.0414115501003428.620.455.571.6361.207.181
    19vs WAS, at CHC12.0618161421012738.900.250.333.500.833.250
    18at LAD, at MIL16.06191733101221052.610.176.263.412.675.236
    17vs ARI, vs SF30.0621184530273942.911.278.381.7781.159.500
    16vs MIL6.03850100003225.010.200.500.200.700.000
    15at MIL, at WAS22.0620183521132525.010.278.350.6671.017.389
    14vs SD, at BAL21.0518174811011316.720.471.500.6471.147.176
    13vs ATL, vs COL17.051184200223436.400.250.4551.0001.455.750
    12at HOU, at KC23.052013451102715.010.385.600.6151.215.230
    11at STL, vs LAD, vs MIL15.0620192700121315.001.368.400.526.926.158
    10vs MIL, at BOS20.0518154501003316.730.333.444.467.911.134
    9at CHC, vs STL1.03330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    8vs NYY0.01440000000125.
    3at ATL0.02550000000331.000.174.345.391.736.217
    2at PHI, vs CHC2.04870100001343.300.
    1vs PIT0.02880000000647.600.250.286.550.836.300


    Apr 21vs LAAW 3-00.01440000000375.
    Apr 20vs LAAW 7-50.09a1100000001100.
    Apr 19vs LAAW 7-10.09440000000125.
    Apr 17at SEAL 1-50.02440000000125.
    Apr 16at SEAL 1-31.02430000001250.
    Apr 15at SEAL 3-95.02440210000250.010.500.500.7501.250.250
    Apr 14at CWSW 11-410.02621100004116.720.500.833.5001.333.000
    Apr 12at CWSW 11-14.02651110001116.700.200.333.400.733.200
    Apr 10vs MILL 2-70.08330000000133.300.
    Apr 9vs MILL 5-90.02550000000360.
    Apr 8vs MILW 10-813.0843221012100.010.667.7502.0002.7501.333
    Apr 7vs NYML 1-30.05a1100000001100.
    Apr 6vs NYMW 9-63.02550101000240.
    Apr 5vs NYML 2-31.0843000000100.
    Apr 3at PHIW 4-10.02440000000250.
    Apr 2at PHIL 4-93.02440110010250.
    Apr 1at PHIW 6-34.09431000001375.
    Mar 31vs WASW 6-511.02551310130240.000.600.6001.4002.000.800
    Mar 30vs WASL 6-74.09431110001125.001.333.500.6671.167.334
    Mar 28vs WASW 8-22.02440110000125.


    Oct 1at STLL 3-46.0644130000000.011.750.750.7501.500.000
    Sep 30at STLL 6-151.09a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 29at STLW 19-29.09552201010120.010.400.400.8001.200.400
    Sep 27at CLEL 3-41.08330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 26at CLEW 11-76.08530000002120.020.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 24vs PITW 4-20.0922000000000.
    Sep 23vs PITL 12-130.04a000000000000
    Sep 22vs PITL 5-70.08220000000150.
    Sep 20vs MINL 3-56.08432101001125.000.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Sep 19vs MINL 0-71.09330100000266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Sep 18vs MINW 7-38.09331100130266.700.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Sep 17at NYML 4-80.08a1100000001100.
    Sep 16at NYMW 3-21.09440100000250.
    Sep 14at DETL 2-80.09220000000150.
    Sep 12at DETW 6-50.02a220000000150.
    Sep 10vs STLW 7-19.09441310110125.000.750.7501.7502.5001.000
    Sep 9vs STLL 3-40.08b2200000002100.
    Sep 8vs STLL 4-91.01a21000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 6vs SEAL 4-813.09442320110125.010.750.7502.0002.7501.250
    Sep 5vs SEAW 7-61.0644010000000.
    Sep 4vs SEAW 6-30.0922000000000.
    Sep 3vs CHCL 7-155.06432110000125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Sep 2vs CHCW 2-10.09a1100000001100.
    Sep 1vs CHCW 3-22.07420000002250.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 1vs CHCL 2-62.01d11010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 30at SFW 4-10.07440000000375.
    Aug 29at SFL 1-60.0733000000000.
    Aug 28at SFL 1-40.08a1100000001100.
    Aug 27at ARIL 2-52.08331100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 26at ARIW 8-70.08550000000120.
    Aug 25at ARIL 8-1010.0843110014100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 24at ARIL 2-30.083300000003100.
    Aug 23at LAAW 9-42.08441100000125.
    Aug 23at LAAW 7-36.09442200000125.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 22at LAAW 4-35.08321100001133.310.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 19vs TORL 3-40.08220000000150.
    Aug 18vs TORW 1-00.08330000000266.700.
    Aug 16vs CLEW 7-21.08430000001125.
    Aug 15vs CLEL 0-32.08a11011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Aug 13at PITL 2-47.0843110100100.010.333.5001.0001.500.667
    Aug 13at PITW 6-53.08321100001133.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 11at PITW 9-25.08442300000125.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Aug 7vs MIAW 5-24.08321000001266.710.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 6vs WASL 3-61.08210000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 5vs WASL 3-70.07330000000133.300.
    Aug 4vs WASL 3-60.07a11000000000.
    Aug 3at CHCL 3-53.08440210000250.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Aug 2at CHCL 6-161.09430000001375.
    Jul 31at CHCW 6-57.0844121101000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Jul 30at LADW 9-03.09441110000125.
    Jul 29at LADL 2-30.08a2200000002100.
    Jul 28at LADW 6-52.09321000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 26at MILL 0-30.093300000003100.
    Jul 25at MILW 4-38.08431100121125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jul 24at MILL 2-33.09330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 22vs ARIW 4-20.09330000000266.700.
    Jul 21vs ARIW 9-66.0942111001200.001.500.7501.0001.750.500
    Jul 20vs SFW 5-19.08431220011125.010.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Jul 19vs SFW 3-28.09331100130133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 18vs SFL 10-117.08441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 17vs SFL 2-40.093300000003100.
    Jul 16vs MILL 3-41.0921000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 15vs MILL 0-34.08310000002133.310.000.667.000.667.000
    Jul 14vs MILL 0-11.09330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 9at MILL 0-10.01a1100000001100.
    Jul 8at MILW 8-59.09441201110125.000.500.5001.7502.2501.250
    Jul 7at MILL 3-71.0821000000100.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jul 6at WASW 5-45.08432110001125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jul 5at WASW 9-27.09550210020120.010.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jul 3at WASW 3-20.09440000000125.
    Jul 2vs SDW 4-31.0832000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jul 1vs SDL 5-124.0944130000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Jun 30vs SDW 7-53.09330100000133.310.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 28at BALW 11-712.09553311010120.010.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jun 27at BALW 3-11.08330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 25vs ATLL 6-70.073300000003100.
    Jun 24vs ATLL 6-76.01a11110011000.0001.0001.0004.0005.0003.000
    Jun 21vs COLW 5-33.08421000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 20vs COLW 8-68.0832210011100.000.500.6672.0002.6671.500
    Jun 19vs COLW 5-40.06a000000000000
    Jun 18at HOUW 9-75.0842100000200.010.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 17at HOUW 10-310.0753130102200.0001.0001.0001.6672.667.667
    Jun 16at HOUW 2-13.06431100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 13at KCW 5-42.0732100000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 12at KCW 5-43.0743011000100.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 11at STLW 4-33.0744030000000.000.750.750.7501.500.000
    Jun 10at STLW 8-42.07551100000120.
    Jun 9at STLL 4-71.09a21000000100.001.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 7vs LADW 8-68.01551200120120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 6vs LADW 9-81.09a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jun 5vs MILW 2-00.06330000000133.300.
    Jun 4vs MILL 1-51.0833010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 3vs MILL 8-105.08530100002120.010.333.600.333.933.000
    Jun 2vs MILL 4-55.08430000001250.
    May 31at BOSW 5-41.09a11100000000.
    May 30at BOSW 9-88.0855330100000.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    May 28at CHCW 8-50.09a11000000000.
    May 26at CHCW 9-01.01a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 22vs STLW 6-50.08a1100000001100.
    May 21vs NYYL 1-40.07440000000125.
    Apr 12at ATLL 4-50.092200000002100.
    Apr 10at ATLL 4-50.08330000000133.300.
    Apr 9at PHIW 6-40.0922000000000.
    Apr 8at PHIL 2-30.09a000000000000
    Apr 7at PHIL 2-52.0821010000100.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 4vs CHCL 5-120.09440000000375.
    Apr 2vs PITW 3-10.08440000000250.
    Mar 30vs PITL 4-50.084400000004100.
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