2 truths and 1 lie about the Cincinnati Reds season so far

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) gestures.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (6) gestures. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Reds lie: Will Benson is going to have a breakout season.

There have been several times when the Reds fanbase gets excited about a particular player only to see said player not live up to the hype. Names like Robert Stephenson and Drew Stubbs come to mind. More recently you might reference Jose Barrero and Nick Senzel.

But Will Benson received a lot of love during spring training. The Cincinnati Reds shipped, what amounted to, two second-round draft picks to the Cleveland Guardians in exchange for the talented outfielder.

Now, don't misread this. Benson is still just 24 years old, has a long career ahead of him, and has enough talent to be a regular in the Reds starting lineup. But Benson looks completely lost at the plate to begin the season.

It hasn't effected his defense, as the left fielder made one of the most spectacular catches the Reds fanbase has seen in recent memory. With a batted ball drifting foul, Benson leapt into the air, grabbed ahold of the wall, and snagged the ball just as it was floating toward the seats along the third base line.

Will Benson has talent, but perhaps he's not ready for The Show just yet. David Bell has given Benson opportunities to prove himself, but with the left-handed hitting Jason Vosler taking reps in the outfield, it's a good bet that the former Guardians prospect will be headed to Louisville once Joey Votto returns from the IL.

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