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The Reds bolstered their system through a pair of trades in 2022, and Elly De La Cruz cemented himself as one of the top prospects in baseball.
Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Cincinnati’s system as it enters 2023.
JJ Cooper hosted a chat about the Reds system. You can read the transcript here.
Here’s how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.
PROJECTED 2026 LINEUP
Catcher: Tyler Stephenson (29)
First Base: Christian Encarnacion-Strand (26)
Second Base: Jonathan India (29)
Third Base: Noelvi Marte (25)
Shortstop: Edwin Arroyo (23)
Left Field: Jay Allen (23)
Center Field: Elly De La Cruz (24)
Right Field: Cam Collier (21)
Designated Hitter: Sal Stewart (22)
No. 1 Starter: Nick Lodolo (28)
No. 2 Starter: Hunter Greene (26)
No. 3 Starter: Chase Petty (23)
No. 4 Starter: Brandon Williamson (28)
No. 5 Starter: Graham Ashcraft (28)
Closer: Connor Phillips (25)
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: Cam Collier
Best Power Hitter: Elly De La Cruz
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Spencer Steer
Fastest Baserunner: Elly De La Cruz
Best Athlete: Elly De La Cruz
Best Fastball: Connor Phillips
Best Curveball: Joe Boyle
Best Slider: Connor Phillips
Best Changeup: Levi Stoudt
Best Control: Javi Rivera
Best Defensive Catcher: Logan Tanner
Best Defensive Infielder: Edwin Arroyo
Best Infield Arm: Elly De La Cruz
Best Defensive Outfielder: Mike Siani
Best Outfield Arm: Rece Hinds
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