Coach Voss: I believe that baseball is Joe's best sport. While he was a great football player, Joe's passion, according to him, has always been baseball.
TwinCitiesDugout.com:Were you surprised he went in the second round of the draft?
Coach Voss: I was not surprised that Joe went in the second round. It was his overall athleticism that was his selling point.
TwinCitiesDugout.com: What does a player like Joe Benson bring to a team?
Coach Voss: Joe is a true leader and has the respect of his teammates, coaches and the crowd. His "all day tough mentality" and ability to focus on the play sets the tone for the rest of the team. His winning attitude carries over to his teammates. He is an unselfish player promoting the team concept and success before his own.
TwinCitiesDugout.com: In your opinion, what do you feel is Joe's best attribute?
Coach Voss: Joe is a five-tool type of player. His speed, arm strength, ability to hit for average and power, and his defensive play make him a complete player.
TwinCitiesDugout.com: What is Joe like off of the playing field?
Coach Voss: Joe is a very social person, and has a likeable personality. He is respectful of others, and is a caring young man.
TwinCitiesDugout.com: In your eyes, who would you compare him to in the Major Leagues?
Coach Voss: The former player that I would compare him to is former Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett. The guy who is playing right now that he most resembles, is Aaron Rowand of the Philadelphia Phillies.