The Cincinnati Reds will continue to rebuild in 2018. Led by manager Bryan Price and All-Star Joey Votto, the Reds hope to develop their young prospects while simultaneously climbing up the standings this year.
Votto enters his 12th MLB season, all of which have come with the Cincinnati Reds. Last year he finished 2nd in the NL MVP voting, enjoying one of the best seasons of his career. In addition to hitting 36 home runs and driving in 100 RBI’s, Votto led all of Major League Baseball in walks and on-base %. As a slick defender who can do it all at the plate, including a disciplined approach that draws a ton of walks, Votto is the ideal player in the eyes of analytic gurus. Behind Votto in the lineup, outfielder Adam Duvall will look to reach the 30 home run plateau for the third consecutive season. He has established himself as a consistent power threat in the middle of the Reds lineup. Second baseman Scooter Gennett has also shown he can be a long ball threat. Gennett had one of the highlights of the year last season when he became the 18th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in the same game. Speedster Billy Hamilton is lights out on the basepaths, stealing 55+ bases in each of the past four seasons. His dynamic speed in center field and on the bases is always entertaining for the fans.
The Reds starting rotation needs to be better in 2018. Two top prospects that could drastically improve Cincinnati’s pitching are Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle. Castillo racked up a ton of strikeouts last year, while Mahle was superb after making his MLB debut late in the season. Mahle’s minor league numbers the past few years have been off the charts, causing him to climb up the ranks on the Reds prospect list. Both have the potential to turn into special pitchers for the Reds. Starters Brandon Finnegan, Homer Bailey, and Anthony DeSclafani will also be key to improving Cincinnati’s rotation this season.
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