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Will Benson

19-Year-Old Outfielder – Cleveland Indians

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Nothing has changed regarding Benson's ceiling, which is still among the highest in the minors. He fell to the Indians with the No. 14 pick in 2016 because of widespread concerns about his hit tool, a...

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LEAGUE: A    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/16/1998   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

April 26, 2018  –  Will Benson News

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Benson went 2-for-3 with two home runs Wednesday for Low-A Lake County against West Michigan.

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Will Benson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 18 R GOO 44 184 158 31 33 19 10 3 6 27 10 2 22 60 0 0 4 .209 .321 .424 .745
2017 19 A MAH 56 236 202 29 48 23 8 5 10 36 7 1 31 80 0 0 3 .238 .347 .475 .822
2018 20 A LAK 16 66 52 8 11 6 2 0 4 8 2 2 12 18 0 0 2 .212 .379 .481 .860

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 25 W Michigan 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 2.667 3.333
Apr. 25 W Michigan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 23 W Michigan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 22 Bowling Grn 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 20 Bowling Grn 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Apr. 19 Lansing 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 18 Lansing 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Apr. 17 Lansing 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Apr. 13 South Bend 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Apr. 12 Dayton 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Apr. 11 Dayton 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 9 Dayton 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 8 Fort Wayne 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .800 1.667 2.467
Apr. 7 Fort Wayne 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Apr. 6 Fort Wayne 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Apr. 5 Fort Wayne 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Days 18 3 3 0 0 2 2 5 7 1 1 0 0 .167 .348 .500 .848
Last 14 Days 34 4 6 1 0 3 6 7 9 2 1 0 0 .176 .317 .471 .788
Last 30 Days 52 8 11 2 0 4 8 12 18 2 2 2 0 .212 .379 .481 .860
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2016 18 R GOO 184 158 12% 32.6% 0.37 62% .293 .215
2017 19 A MAH 236 202 13.1% 33.9% 0.39 60% .339 .237
2018 20 A LAK 66 52 18.2% 27.3% 0.67 65% .233 .269

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Will Benson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Benson finished 2017 slashing .238/.347/.475 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI and 29 runs over 56 games in the New York-Penn League.

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Benson, 19, is hitting .200/.231/.360 with one home run and 21 strikeouts in 50 at-bats in the New York-Penn League.

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The Indians have selected Benson with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft.

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One could argue Benson has the most upside from the entire 2016 draft class. The potential for plus-plus power and average speed was enough for the Indians to pop him with the No. 14 pick, despite significant questions about his hit tool. Benson is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound giant of a man, and yet he is barely a man -- he will not turn 19 until June. It is possible, however, that the physical dimensions that make his power potential so intriguing will also prevent him from ever actualizing that power against upper-level pitching. His long levers and musclebound upper body currently prevent him from making consistent contact. He hit .209 and struck out 32.6 percent of the time in the Arizona League, but was still an above-average hitter (112 wRC+) thanks to his power (.215 ISO) and patience (12 percent walk rate). Benson is a lottery ticket, plain and simple. It is unlikely that he will reach the majors before 2021, even under the best circumstances.