Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

Collecting Cleveland Indians Topps team sets from 1952-present, as well as post-war minor and major league autographs.

New Arrival: Will Benson, of, Cleveland Indians

2016 Leaf Draft Will Benson
2016 Leaf Draft Will Benson
  • Will Benson was the 14th overall pick in the 2016 draft. He was a high school pick out of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Power is his game. He has a ton of it.
  • The biggest issue is that he has problems making contact…and you can’t hit for power unless you can hit the ball first.
  • Top notch athlete.
  • He started the 2017 season off slow in Mahoning Valley but got stronger as the season went on. He would end his 2017 campaign with a line of .238/.347/.475 with 10 HR and 7 SB. His 10 HR would lead the team.
  • He also has 31 walks to 80 K, which is a decent enough ratio for a power hitter.
  • Don’t forget: he is a High School bat. He was about two years younger than most of his competition in Low-A.
  • If he reaches his potential he should be the Indians own Jason Heyward–which is high praise.

I got this autograph since a sweet spot card that I got done via a consignment was smeared. At first, I was not that upset, but then I read about how strong he ended the season and got myself pretty worked up. He might not pan out, but if he does there is some serious potential here…I will regret not getting as many of his autographs as I could while there were still cheap.

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2016 18 -1.8 Indians ARIZ Rk 44 158 6 27 10 2 22 60 .209 .321 .424 .745
2017 19 -2.0 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- 56 202 10 36 7 1 31 80 .238 .347 .475 .823
All All All All 100 360 16 63 17 3 53 140 .225 .336 .453 .788
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/23/2017.