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Portrait of Will Benson

Will Benson OFIndians

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 19)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .189 7 24 26 4 .192 -1.2
Birth Date6-16-1998
Height6' 5"
Weight225 lbs
Age19 years, 4 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
2014
2015
2016
0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2016 CLE Rk 44 184 .276 .257 .331 .368 .269 .293 103 3.3 5.4 -2.1 -2.0 2.5 9.1 0.7 9.1 0.7
2017 MHV A- 56 236 .285 .249 .319 .359 .254 .339 104 6.3 6.7 -2.5 -2.7 0.1 10.6 0.8 10.6 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 CLE Rk 184 31 33 10 3 6 27 22 60 10 2 .209 .321 .424 .215 .276 9.1 -2.0 0.7
2017 MHV A- 236 29 48 8 5 10 36 31 80 7 1 .238 .347 .475 .238 .285 10.6 -2.7 0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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Details

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20182033638641311138251176.209.272.365.217-1.0-8.40.4-2.78.7-14.9-0.3
20192133838641211138261186.208.274.359.217-1.0-8.50.4-2.88.8-14.9-0.3
20202233938631311139261196.207.272.366.217-1.0-8.40.4-2.98.8-14.7-0.3
20212329333561111033231025.207.274.363.217-0.8-7.40.3-2.67.6-12.8-0.3
202224259294910192920905.205.272.363.216-0.8-6.80.3-2.36.7-11.5-0.2
20232523827459182719834.205.272.362.217-0.7-6.40.2-2.26.2-10.5-0.2
20242624428469182819854.209.275.369.219-0.7-6.00.2-2.36.3-10.1-0.2
20252722626449182618784.208.276.369.220-0.6-5.60.1-2.25.9-9.3-0.2
20262821625418172517753.207.276.367.219-0.6-5.70.0-2.25.6-9.1-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Nomar Mazara 2014 .000 DNP
2 86 Domingo Santana 2012 .000 DNP
3 77 Angel Villalona 2010 .000 DNP
4 75 Engel Beltre 2009 .000 DNP
5 74 Raul Mondesi 2015 .000 DNP
6 72 Francisco Pena 2009 .000 DNP
7 72 Dorssys Paulino 2014 .000 DNP
8 72 Elvis Andrus 2008 .000 DNP
9 71 Freddie Freeman 2009 .000 DNP
10 71 Rougned Odor 2013 .000 DNP
11 70 Carlos Correa 2014 .000 DNP
12 68 Wilmer Flores 2011 .000 DNP
13 66 Jurickson Profar 2012 .202
14 65 Carlos Tocci 2015 .000 DNP
15 65 Carlos Triunfel 2009 .000 DNP
16 64 Alcides Escobar 2006 .000 DNP
17 63 Mike Trout 2011 .260
18 57 Ed Kranepool 1964 .266
19 54 Wayne Causey 1956 .173
20 50 Robin Yount 1975 .252

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).

BP Articles

Will Benson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 25-27Mark Anderson2017-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 3Wilson Karaman2017-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 4Steve Givarz2017-07-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: June 23, 2017Javier Barragan2017-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 20Steve Givarz2017-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Outfielders on the Ocean FloorWilson Karaman2017-02-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-31
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-31
Dynasty Prospect Rankings: The Top 50 Signees From 2016Bret Sayre2017-01-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 8, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 5-7Christopher Crawford2016-08-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the short season guys you're most interested in this year? Dermis Garcia for example is off to a hot power start and is one guy I'm liking.
(Hub from Cali)
Three true outcomes extraordinaire! I won't get to physically see him this year, but I'm real interested to observe how Will Benson fairs over the rest of the year. Less his stats - who cares in the AZL - than whether he starts taking better at bats and starts making more contact. (Brendan Gawlowski)


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