2 Reds players moving up the depth chart and 2 moving down

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Reds outfielder Will Benson is moving down the depth chart.

Just because Will Benson hasn't yet lived up to the hype doesn't mean that the Cincinnati Reds made a bad trade earlier this year. The Reds received Benson in exchange for pitcher Steve Hajjar and outfield prospect Justin Boyd. However, Benson's slow start could spell a trip to Triple-A for the 24-year-old outfielder.

Benson has some loud tools. The left-handed hitter has plenty of pop and great speed. Fans also saw Benson make a tremendous defensive play in left field during the last homestand. But the fact of the matter is that Benson has a massive hole in his swing.

Benson is slashing .056/.105/.056. The outfielder has 10 strikeouts in 18 at-bats and only one walk. While he's looked more comfortable at the plate lately, the results just aren't there yet.

Benson is occupying the bottom of the Reds batting order on a regular basis and is a strikeout waiting to happen. With the likes of TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley playing so well, at-bats will be hard to come by once the Reds are fully healthy.

Joey Votto (left-handed hitter) and Nick Senzel (outfielder) are currently on rehab assignments down at Triple-A Louisville. Unless Will Benson starts putting up solid numbers at the dish, he'll soon be at the bottom of the Cincinnati Reds depth chart and could even be back in the minor leagues.