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2021 Cincinnati Reds Top MLB Prospects


By J.J. Cooper

New GM Nick Krall inherits a tricky situation, navigating the expected loss of several key arms (Trevor Bauer, Archie Bradley, Raisel Iglesias) either through free agency or by cost-cutting measures, while also looking for more from an offense that finished 13th in the National League in runs scored. We examine what the Reds farm system will look like entering 2021 with today's brand new Top 10.

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Here's how we project their lineup in 2024, with their 2024 age in parentheses.

Catcher: Tucker Barnhart (33)
First Base: Tyler Stephenson (27)
Second Base: Jonathan India (27)
Third Base: Eugenio Suarez (32)
Shortstop: Jose Garcia (26)
Left Field: Austin Hendrick (22)
Center Field: Nick Senzel (29)
Right Field: Rece Hinds (23)
Designated Hitter: Jesse Winker (30)

No. 1 Starter: Luis Castillo (31)
No. 2 Starter: Hunter Greene (24)
No. 3 Starter: Nick Lodolo (26)
No. 4 Starter: Tyler Mahle (29)
No. 5 Starter: Tejay Antone (30)
Closer: Tony Santillan (26)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Cincinnati's Top 10, click here

Best Hitter for Average: Tyler Stephenson
Best Power Hitter: Rece Hinds
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: T.J. Friedl
Fastest Baserunner: Jacob Hurtubise
Best Athlete: Mike Siani
Best Fastball: Joe Boyle
Best Curveball: Graham Ashcraft
Best Slider: Jared Solomon
Best Changeup: Jose De Leon
Best Control: Nick Lodolo
Best Defensive Catcher: Mark Kolozsvary
Best Defensive Infielder: Jose Garcia
Best Infield Arm: Rece Hinds
Best Defensive Outfielder: Mike Siani
Best Outfield Arm: Austin Hendrick


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