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Reds' Will Benson: Three hits, steal in loss
Benson went 3-for-4 with one stolen base and one run scored in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals.
Benson went 7-for-16 with four steals across his last five games of the season. The outfielder was able to play semi-regularly in 2023, holding down a strong-side platoon role. He posted a .275/.365/.498 slash line with 11 home runs, 19 steals, 31 RBI, 51 runs scored, 15 doubles and eight triples across 329 plate appearances in his first year with the Reds.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Swipes two bags Tuesday
Benson went 0-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians.
While his activity on the basepaths didn't lead to any runs for the Reds, Benson still managed to contribute some fantasy value. The 25-year-old outfielder is stumbling to the finish line on the regular season, batting .160 (4-for-25) over 11 games since his last multi-hit performance, but he's still had something of a breakout in 2023 with 11 homers, 17 steals and an .847 OPS in 316 plate appearances, primarily in a strong-side platoon role.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Sits against southpaw
Benson will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Pirates.
Benson's off day against lefty Bailey Falter means he's now been on the bench against nine consecutive southpaws. Stuart Fairchild will be Saturday's right fielder.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Smashes 11th homer
Benson went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored in Monday's 7-3 win over the Twins.
Benson smoked a 408-foot, two-run homer to center in the fourth inning for his 11th of the year. He also knocked in an additional RBI via a sacrifice fly earlier in the second. The 25-year-old is having a breakout season, batting .268 with 11 home runs and 15 steals in 261 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Not starting versus southpaw
Benson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Benson sits against most left-handed starting pitchers, and that's the case again Sunday with veteran Jose Quintana on the mound for New York. Nick Senzel is manning left field and batting second.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Not starting against lefty
Benson is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.
Left-hander David Peterson will toe the slab for New York on Friday, so the lefty-hitting Benson will head to the bench. TJ Friedl, Harrison Bader and Hunter Renfroe will serve as the Reds' starting outfielders.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Sitting out against southpaw
Benson is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
The Reds are facing a lefty for the second day in a row and Benson has been absent from the lineup both times. He did receive two plate appearances off the bench Tuesday, so perhaps he'll make another mid-game appearance Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: On bench versus lefty
Benson is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Benson went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double in Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals, but he'll ride the pine in Tuesday's series opener at Detroit with left-hander Joey Wentz on the bump. Benson, 25, has batted just .152/.222/.212 in 36 plate appearances versus lefties this year.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Has three-hit day in win
Benson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Benson recorded his second three-hit effort over his last four games and reached the double-digit home run mark with a solo blast in the third. His recent surge at the plate has him at nine hits in 10 games this month, although he's started just six of those 10 games, as he continues to sit against lefties. The 25-year-old has put together a nice season during his first year in Cincinnati, slashing .273/.369/.502 with 10 homers, 27 RBI, 45 runs and a 37:89 BB:K in 287 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Sitting against lefty
Benson isn't in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.
Southpaw Zack Thompson is set to start on the mound for St. Louis, so the lefty-hitting Benson will retreat to the dugout to begin Saturday's game. Nick Senzel, Harrison Bader and TJ Friedl will make up the Reds' outfield while Benson sits.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: On bench Friday
Benson is absent from the lineup Friday versus the Cardinals.
Benson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and a stolen base in Wednesday's series finale against the Mariners, but the Reds will go righty-heavy Friday as they match up against Cardinals lefty Drew Rom. Benson has batted .156/.229/.219 in 35 plate appearances this year versus southpaws.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Offensive star in loss
Benson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a solo home run, an additional run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Seattle.
Benson broke out after a rough stretch at the plate of late. He entered Wednesday's game on a 4-for-29 (.138) run over the last 11 games. The outfielder is slashing .269/.366/.488 with 14 doubles, six triples, nine homers, 26 RBI and 15 steals over 90 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Not starting Saturday
Benson isn't in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Cubs.
Benson is just 2-for-19 across his last seven games, so he'll get a day off to regroup Saturday. Nick Martini, TJ Friedl and Hunter Renfroe will make up Cincinnati's outfield while Benson rests.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Sitting out first game
Benson is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Southpaw Jordan Wicks is on the hill for the Cubs, so Benson will take a seat. Newcomer Hunter Renfroe is in right field and Stuart Fairchild is in left field for the Reds.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Will not start Monday
Benson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.
Benson will get a breather after starting seven straight games in the outfield. Nick Senzel will get a chance to start with Benson opening Monday's contest on the bench.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Blasts grand slam in loss
Benson went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and a walk in Friday's 10-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Benson snapped a month-long homer drought with his ninth-inning slam, which got the Reds within two runs but no closer. During the 22-game power drought, he hit .250 with just one RBI, six extra-base hits and four stolen bases. The outfielder is up to eight long balls, 24 RBI, 39 runs scored, 14 thefts and a .278/.379/.502 slash line over 243 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Notches 14th steal
Benson went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a 7-3 win over the Angels in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Benson entered Wednesday 1-for-10 across his last four games before going 3-for-8 with three runs across the twin bill. The outfielder is at a .281/.381/.498 slash line with 14 thefts, seven home runs, 20 RBI and 38 runs scored across 76 contests this season. Benson has a clear path to playing time in right field with Jake Fraley (toe) and Stuart Fairchild (concussion) out, though Fraley could be back in early September, at which point Benson would likely move to left field.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Will Benson: Idle versus lefty
Benson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
The lefty-hitting Benson will take a seat for the series finale while Toronto brings southpaw Hyun Jin Ryu to the hill. With Benson on the bench, Spencer Steer will pick up a start in left while TJ Friedl and Stuart Fairchild round out the Cincinnati outfield.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-5, 230 lbs|
|Birthplace: Atlanta, GA|
|Bats/Throws: L, L|