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2022 Cincinnati Reds Top MLB Prospects

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The top Reds prospects are all players who could contribute in Cincinnati in 2021. The next wave is largely coming out of Low A.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Cincinnati's system as it enters 2022.

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Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Tyler Stephenson (28)
First Base: Rece Hinds (24)
Second Base: Jonathan India (28)
Third Base: Elly De La Cruz (23)
Shortstop: Jose Barrero (27)
Left Field: Nick Senzel (30)
Center Field: Matt McLain (25)
Right Field: Austin Hendrick (24)
Designated Hitter: Jesse Winker (31)

No. 1 Starter: Luis Castillo (32)
No. 2 Starter: Nick Lodolo (27)
No. 3 Starter: Hunter Greene (25)
No. 4 Starter: Tyler Mahle (30)
No. 5 Starter: Vladimir Gutierrez (29)
Closer: Graham Ashcraft (27)

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: Alejo Lopez
Best Power Hitter: Rece Hinds
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Alejo Lopez
Fastest Baserunner: Elly De La Cruz
Best Athlete: Elly De La Cruz
Best Fastball: Bryce Bonnin
Best Curveball: Nick Lodolo
Best Slider: Graham Ashcraft
Best Changeup: Reiver Sanmartin
Best Control: Nick Lodolo
Best Defensive Catcher: Daniel Vellojin
Best Defensive Infielder: Jose Barrero
Best Infield Arm: Rece Hinds
Best Defensive Outfielder: Mike Siani
Best Outfield Arm: Yerlin Confidan

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