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Cincinnati Reds 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

NamePosition
Great American Ball Park
Trevor BauerRHP
Matt BowmanRHP
Luis CastilloRHP
Anthony DeSclafaniRHP
Amir GarrettLHP
Sonny GrayRHP
Raisel IglesiasRHP
Nate JonesRHP
Joel KuhnelRHP
Michael LorenzenRHP
Tyler MahleRHP
Wade MileyRHP
Cody ReedLHP
Sal RomanoRHP
Justin ShaferRHP
Lucas SimsRHP
Robert StephensonRHP
Pedro StropRHP
Tyler ThornburgRHP
Tucker BarnhartC
Curt CasaliC
Kyle FarmerC
Alex Blandino2B
Matt Davidson3B
Freddy GalvisSS
Eugenio Suarez3B
Joey Votto1B
Josh VanMeterIF
Shogo AkiyamaOF
Nicholas CastellanosOF
Philip ErvinOF
Mark PaytonOF
Nick SenzelOF
Jesse WinkerOF
Prasco Field
R.J. AlanizRHP
Tejay AntoneRHP
Jesse BiddleLHP
David CarpenterRHP
Jose De LeonRHP
Ryan HendrixRHP
Nick LodoloLHP
Alex PowersRHP
Brooks RaleyLHP
Tony SantillanRHP
Josh D. SmithLHP
Francisco PenaC
Tyler StephensonC
Christian ColonSS
Jose GarciaSS
Jonathan India2B
Alfredo RodriguezSS
Aristides AquinoOF
Stuart FairchildOF
Travis JankowskiOF
Boog PowellOF
Scott ScheblerOF

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

Lefthander Nick Lodolo, the team’s first-round pick in 2019 out of Texas Christian, made the Reds’ Alternate Training Site roster. Lodolo, while advanced, has just 18 pro innings under his belt, none at a level higher than low Class A. Even so, he was expected to be a fast-mover, so his timetable could get accelerated during a shortened season. Brandon Finnegan, the Royals’ 2014 first-rounder, also out of TCU, pitched just 27 innings in the minors before making his big league debut, so there is recent precedent for Lodolo zooming to the big leagues.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

Seeing Aristides Aquino, who socked 19 home runs in his first 205 big league at-bats in 2019, being sent to the team’s Alternate Training Site is a bit of a stunner. That’s about as big of a surprise as can be found on the Reds’ rosters. The team might also have considered righty Vladimir Gutierrez, the team’s No. 13 prospect, but he was suspended on Sunday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

PARTING THOUGHTS

As far as prospects go, the Reds took most of their highest priority prospects from the upper levels while leaving their lower-level prospects (including No. 1 RHP Hunter Greene and 2020 first-round pick Austin Hendrick) out of the mix. Given how competitive the Reds hope to be, this seems to be a sound strategy.

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Minor League Transactions

Transactions involving minor league players for the period June 20-29, 2020.

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