Will Benson Fantasy Stats

#30 RF  |  Cincinnati Reds
Healthy

Height / Weight 6'5"  /  230 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Jun 16, 1998 (26)
Experience 3 seasons
College None

Season Stats

SEASON TEAM POS GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS FPTS
2022CLERF2855810100331900.182.250.200.45064.0
2023CINLF1082875179158113140103193.275.365.498.863725.0
2024CINRF922673052162113431121136.195.281.393.674534.0
Career 228 609 89 141 32 10 22 68 74 243 32 9 .232 .318 .425 .744 1323.0

Game Log

DATE TEAM OPP POS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS FPTS
Jul 7, 2024CINDETCF30100000100.333.333.333.6663.0
Jul 8, 2024CINCOLCF21000001200.000.333.000.3334.0
Jul 9, 2024CINCOLCF42210130100.500.5001.5002.00025.0
Jul 10, 2024CINCOLPR00000000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Jul 12, 2024CINMIACF30110011000.333.500.6671.1679.0
Jul 13, 2024CINMIACF30000010200.000.000.000.0002.0
Jul 14, 2024CINMIACF20000000200.000.000.000.0000.0
Jul 21, 2024CINWSHLF30000000100.000.000.000.0000.0
Jul 22, 2024CINATLLF212001110201.0001.0002.5003.50029.0
Jul 24, 2024CINATLCF40110000200.250.250.500.7505.0
Last 10 26 4 7 3 0 2 6 3 11 2 0 .269 .345 .615 .960 77.0

Reds Depth Chart

C

Tyler Stephenson

Austin Wynns

1B

Spencer Steer

Jeimer Candelario

Tyler Stephenson

2B

Jonathan India

Santiago Espinal

Spencer Steer

Noelvi Marte

SS

Elly De La Cruz

Noelvi Marte

Santiago Espinal

3B

Noelvi Marte

Jeimer Candelario

Santiago Espinal

Elly De La Cruz

LF

Jake Fraley

Spencer Steer

Austin Slater

Will Benson

CF

Will Benson

Austin Slater

Stuart Fairchild

Rece Hinds

RF

Rece Hinds

Jake Fraley

Will Benson

Stuart Fairchild

SP

Frankie Montas

Nick Lodolo

Andrew Abbott

Hunter Greene

Nick Martinez

RP

Lucas Sims

Justin Wilson

Buck Farmer

Sam Moll

Yosver Zulueta

Will Benson News

Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Slugs 11th Homer In Victory

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson played a role in Monday's victory versus the Atlanta Braves. Benson went 2-for-2 with a walk, two stolen bases and a solo home run, before being pinch-hit for with Austin Slater in the top of the ninth inning. On the season, Benson is only hitting .194, but he has provided 11 homers, 34 RBI and 13 stolen bases. With sporadic playing time, the outfielder does not offer much value outside of the deepest daily leagues. He can safely remain on the waiver wire for now, but could become intriguing if the Reds make moves at the trade deadline and Benson gets a bigger opportunity.
Yesterday   
Jeimer Candelario  • 3B  •  Reds  |  Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Jeimer Candelario, Will Benson Not In Wednesday’s Lineup

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Jeimer Candelario and outfielder Will Benson are not in Wednesday's lineup as the Reds look to clinch a series victory over their division rival Pittsburgh Pirates. Candelario has started in each of the past five games with a modest .182 AVG. Benson usually slots in right-field against right-handed pitching, but Wednesday will be an exception. As a result, Santiago Espinal will man the hot corner and bat eighth, and Jake Fraley will cover right field and bat third. They will face Pirates right-hander Luis Ortiz who enters this game with an overall 3.45 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP and allowed 10 hits and six earned runs in his previous start. Both are solid options in DFS this afternoon with a great matchup and playing in hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark.
Jun 26   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Returns To Reds Lineup

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson (elbow) is starting in left field and is batting eighth against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates and right-hander Mitch Keller on Tuesday. Benson was hit by a pitch on his left elbow on Sunday and he missed Monday's contest, but X-rays came back negative and he's back in action against a right-handed pitcher. The 26-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder should probably be avoided in DFS lineups on Tuesday for a variety of reasons, though. For one, he's hitless in six career at-bats against Keller. Second of all, Benson has really looked bat at the plate in the month of June, batting .156 (7-for-45) with a double, five RBI, one steal and 23 strikeouts in 19 games to drop his season line to a weak .192/.287/.379. Benson hasn't gone yard since May 28.
Jun 25   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

X-Rays Come Back Negative On Will Benson

X-rays came back negative on Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson (elbow) after he was hit by a pitch in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox, according to manager David Bell. Benson went 0-for-3 and set a career-high hitless streak with an 0-for-21 slump before getting hit on the inside of his left elbow by a pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. He stayed in the game to take first base but was eventually replaced on defense in right field by Nick Martini in the top of the ninth inning. The 26-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder appears to have escaped a serious injury but he's unlikely to play on Monday for the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially with the team facing a left-handed pitcher. Benson's cold stretch has dropped his season slash line to .192/.287/.379 with eight homers, 22 RBI and nine steals in 214 at-bats.
Jun 24   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Exits Game After Getting Hit By Pitch

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson left Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox after he took a 97 MPH fastball off of his left elbow. He initially stayed in the game to run the bases but exited once the Reds took the field defensively. Benson will likely head for X-rays after the game to see the extent of the injury. The 26-year-old has struggled mightily at the plate over the past few months and is hitless in his past nine games. He is slashing .192/.287/.379 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, and nine stolen bases this season. He can be considered day-to-day for now, but his fantasy value has already been drastically drained.
Jun 23   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Drives In Three On Monday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson turned in an excellent night at the plate in a 13-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Benson went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs, and three RBI to help power Cincy to the blowout win. The 25-year-old outfielder has struggled this season, posting just a .205 batting average along with eight homers, 20 runs, 20 RBI, and eight steals across 176 at-bats. That being said, he's showing signs of life of late, hitting .385 over his past seven contests. With a skillset that blends power and speed, Benson is worth rostering in deeper fantasy leagues moving forward.
Jun 4   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Provides Only Offense For Reds

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson went 1-for-1 with a walk in Tuesday's loss versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. His lone hit would be a home run and the only offense for the Reds on the day. Benson was eventually removed in the 8th inning with a left-hander on the hill. Benson has shown power with eight home runs and 17 RBI to go along with eight stolen bases to his name. The 25-year-old entered the season with high hopes and despite some good power numbers, Benson has been more of a platoon player and will continue to be with outfielder TJ Friedl (thumb) expected to return as soon as this weekend or the beginning of next week. Benson is an intriguing player, but is a better real-life option versus fantasy. Outside of the deepest leagues, he is best suited as a DFS pick.
May 29   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds

Will Benson Slugs Fifth Homer

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Will Benson went 1-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Benson's homer would come with one runner on and would break a 2-2 tie in the top of the fifth inning to be the eventual game-winning hit. Benson was a hot name heading into the season, but has struggled with a .193 batting average. That being said, he has shown some power with five longballs and 13 RBI. He has also been productive on the basepaths with 8 stolen bases. With TJ Friedl (thumb) landing back on the 10-day injured list, Benson's playing time remains safe. Although he hasn't been helping with batting average, Benson has shown the power and speed that makes him worth rostering in deeper mixed leagues.
May 15   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds  |  Jake Fraley  • RF  •  Reds

Jake Fraley, Will Benson Out Against Lefty

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   
Will Benson  • RF  •  Reds  |  Jake Fraley  • RF  •  Reds

Jake Fraley, Will Benson Not In Saturday's Lineup

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   
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