Will Benson
CF | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 5" 230LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 1, #14, Cleveland Indians | Westminster (GA) HS
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 61 55 8 10 0 0 .182 .250 .200 .450
2023 329 287 51 79 11 19 .275 .365 .498 .863
2024 184 161 17 31 7 8 .193 .293 .398 .691
3 Seasons 574 503 76 120 18 27 .239 .330 .433 .763
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .182 0 0 .450
2023 .275 11 19 .863
2024 .193 7 8 .691
3 Seasons .239 18 27 .763
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2022 24 229 37 0 0.0 0.0 84.2 107.6 10.4 18.9 .181 .228 .212 .224 .276 27.0 31.1 4.9
2023 25 1368 185 19 10.3 5.8 90.2 108.1 14.6 40.5 .230 .398 .369 .321 .417 42.2 31.3 12.2
2024 26 781 89 12 13.5 6.5 89.3 110.7 14.3 38.2 .204 .373 .307 .300 .440 49.4 39.1 12.0
Player 2378 311 31 10.0 5.4 89.3 110.7 14.0 37.3 .217 .371 .333 .304 .407 42.4 33.8 11.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2022 48.6 18.9 18.9 13.5 40.5 40.5 18.9 10.8 32.4 24.3 27.0 5.4 0.0 0.0
2023 38.4 28.1 27.0 6.5 38.4 43.2 18.4 3.8 25.9 23.2 27.6 9.2 10.3 5.8
2024 40.4 33.7 23.6 2.2 50.6 29.2 20.2 5.6 25.8 23.6 25.8 5.6 13.5 6.5
Player 40.2 28.6 25.1 6.1 42.1 38.9 19.0 5.1 26.7 23.5 27.0 7.7 10.0 5.4
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -2 250 32.0 70 .207 .466 .351 35.6 35.7 25.8 .186 .368 .313 54.5
2024 Sinker -3.3 -4 124 15.9 34 .226 .419 .312 23.8 29.4 27.8 .267 .504 .360 33.3
2024 Slider -0.1 0 94 12.0 14 .182 .273 .304 57.6 42.9 22.2 .187 .305 .312 60.0
2024 Curveball 0.5 0 82 10.5 14 .286 .357 .282 47.2 50.0 22.6 .244 .312 .240 57.1
2024 Changeup 2.9 2 70 9.0 8 .250 .750 .406 41.4 37.5 13.0 .229 .488 .301 60.0
2024 Cutter -1.3 -1 61 7.8 13 .091 .182 .204 33.3 38.5 33.3 .242 .439 .348 100.0
2024 Sweeper 0.1 0 47 6.0 13 .182 .364 .300 20.0 38.5 31.3 .209 .261 .278 33.3
2024 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 40 5.1 16 .067 .267 .169 50.0 56.3 42.9 .105 .246 .179 16.7
2024 Knuckleball -10.8 -1 7 0.9 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2024 Slurve 0.3 0 6 0.8 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 3 471 34.4 108 .297 .527 .406 28.4 27.8 21.6 .257 .465 .367 53.2
2023 Curveball -0.2 0 190 13.9 39 .250 .389 .308 36.9 35.9 24.1 .175 .289 .234 27.3
2023 Slider 0.5 1 186 13.6 56 .208 .453 .298 35.6 37.5 30.0 .155 .272 .209 31.3
2023 Sinker -0.6 -1 161 11.8 45 .297 .351 .360 24.3 24.4 31.4 .309 .462 .396 50.0
2023 Changeup 1.0 1 136 9.9 28 .261 .478 .414 39.6 32.1 21.4 .251 .366 .344 28.6
2023 Cutter 0.5 1 120 8.8 23 .333 .762 .476 29.6 26.1 20.7 .251 .558 .367 46.7
2023 Sweeper 1.5 1 52 3.8 16 .154 .308 .288 29.4 50.0 34.8 .114 .152 .224 40.0
2023 Split-Finger 8.7 4 45 3.3 12 .417 1.000 .588 40.7 33.3 16.7 .286 .583 .365 37.5
2023 Slurve 1.7 0 6 0.4 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2023 Screwball 39.8 0 1 0.1 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .849 1.006 .807 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -2.4 -2 82 35.8 25 .136 .182 .223 29.3 44.0 45.8 .114 .198 .181 25.0
2022 Changeup -3.7 -2 41 17.9 10 .200 .200 .180 26.3 0.0 0.0 .316 .353 .298 20.0
2022 Slider 8.2 2 30 13.1 6 .800 .800 .717 25.0 16.7 10.0 .542 .596 .540 50.0
2022 Curveball -2.1 -1 30 13.1 9 .000 .000 .078 41.7 44.4 40.0 .062 .063 .129 50.0
2022 Sinker -6.1 -1 22 9.6 6 .000 .000 .117 37.5 16.7 16.7 .133 .143 .220 25.0
2022 Cutter -5.6 -1 12 5.2 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 33.3 .038 .059 .044 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -3.2 0 7 3.1 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2022 Sweeper 3.0 0 3 1.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .291 .294 .269 0.0
2022 Slurve -1.9 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2022 62 234 -4 -3 1 2 -4
2023 329 1,368 5 -13 13 5 10
2024 182 770 -3 -12 5 3 -7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2022 229 52.4 60.0 79.2 23.9 38.5 41.9 31.1 42.8 30.6 8.3 84.2
2023 1,368 50.2 65.9 76.2 19.4 41.7 42.6 28.9 42.8 31.5 7.9 80.6
2024 781 51.2 71.5 68.9 21.7 39.8 41.4 37.5 47.2 37.7 6.3 85.7
Player 2,378 50.7 67.2 73.9 20.6 40.7 42.2 31.9 44.2 33.6 7.4 82.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2022 35 93 46
2023 36 88 20 67
2024 21 5 23 48 25 67 83 49 74 85 1 79 2 83 82 72 55 53 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 22.6 11 10.2 1 2 10 2 18.2
2024 25.0 7 6.4 1 3 3 4 57.1
Player 23.5 18 16.6 1 5 13 6 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 11 9 7 8 10 11 11 10 7 10 10 9 11 11 11 10 12 10 11 10 10 10 12 12 10 9 11 12 11 10 10
2024 7 6 5 6 5 7 7 6 5 4 6 6 9 7 6 6 7 6 7 7 8 5 8 9 6 6 6 7 10 5 5
Player 18 15 12 14 15 18 18 16 12 14 16 15 20 18 17 16 19 16 18 17 18 15 20 21 16 15 17 19 21 15 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2022 2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.2 90.2 6.0 89.1 -1.1
Launch Angle 10.4 14.6 4.2 14.2 -0.4
Barrel % 0.0 10.3 10.3 12.5 2.2
Hard Hit % 27.0 42.2 15.2 48.9 6.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 18.9 40.5 21.6 37.5 -3.0
xBA .181 .230 0.049 .200 -0.030
BA .182 .275 0.093 .188 -0.087
xwOBA .224 .321 0.097 .290 -0.031
wOBA .212 .369 0.157 .295 -0.074
xSLG .228 .398 0.170 .354 -0.044
SLG .200 .498 0.298 .375 -0.123
K% 31.1 31.3 0.2 39.6 8.3
BB% 4.9 12.2 7.3 11.5 -0.7
Swing % 42.8 42.8 0.0 47.4 4.6
Whiff% 30.6 31.5 0.9 37.8 6.3
In Zone % 52.4 50.2 -2.2 51.2 1.0
Out of Zone % 47.6 49.8 2.2 48.8 -1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 23.9 19.4 -4.5 22.1 2.7
First Pitch Swing % 31.1 28.9 -2.2 37.9 9.0
First Pitch Strike % 65.6 56.8 -8.8 61.5 4.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2022 Shifts L 61 58 95.1 .000 .219
2023 Shades L 328 187 57.0 .379 .364
2024 Shades L 184 96 52.2 .352 .266
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2022 43 15.7 39.5% 4.7% 65 21.3 7.7% 6.2%
2023 391 15.8 37.3% 0.5% 254 19.1 6.3% 1.2%
2024 212 15.5 38.2% 0.5% 98 18.4 5.1% 0.0%
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