Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup 2018 Reds Lineup

43-56, 6th in NL Central

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PIT 9 @ CIN 2

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Cincinnati should have better offensive numbers than what they show, especially playing half their games in a top five hitters park. The power just simply has not been there this season, and Joey Votto is someone who has taken a step back. While his overall on-base numbers are solid, the power and RBI production has been rather lackluster. Scooter Gennett has somewhat been in that same boat, but a little better production. Gennett and Votto are two of the better hitters for the Reds, but are a bit weaker against left-handed pitching. Eugenio Suarez is the Reds best fantasy player right now, and while in the past has been someone we targeted against left-handers, he has really become an all-around player.

Starting Lineup

M. Harvey (R), SP
1. J. Peraza (R), SS
2. S. Gennett (L), 2B
3. J. Votto (L), 1B
4. E. Suarez (R), 3B
5. J. Winker (L), RF
6. T. Barnhart (S), C
7. A. Duvall (R), LF
8. P. Ervin (R), CF
9. M. Harvey (R), SP
Pos Pitcher
SP Matt Harvey M. Harvey (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Matt Harvey M. Harvey (R) 64 16 5-5 91.1 390 93 49 47 13 24 69 0.17% 0.07% 1.28 0.291
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Jose Peraza J. Peraza (R) 72 1 95 406 110 86 16 3 5 35 53 17 2 0.293 0.34 0.39 0.732
2B Scooter Gennett S. Gennett (L) 79 2 94 393 115 78 21 0 16 63 60 2 1 0.321 0.372 0.51 0.886
1B Joey Votto J. Votto (L) 97 3 97 426 99 67 21 2 9 50 55 1 0 0.286 0.418 0.44 0.854
3B Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez (R) 89 4 81 356 95 57 17 2 19 71 50 1 0 0.31 0.396 0.57 0.961
RF Jesse Winker J. Winker (L) 87 5 88 325 83 60 16 0 7 43 36 0 0 0.303 0.409 0.44 0.847
C Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart (S) 75 6 82 329 72 53 13 1 5 29 31 0 3 0.248 0.328 0.35 0.68
LF Adam Duvall A. Duvall (R) 77 7 97 337 61 31 16 0 14 60 35 2 2 0.202 0.282 0.39 0.676
CF Phillip Ervin P. Ervin (R) 72 8 21 50 10 8 2 0 0 3 5 1 1 0.227 0.32 0.27 0.593
SP Matt Harvey M. Harvey (R) 64 9 20 34 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.062 0.118 0.06 0.18

2018 Recent Reds Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/22 vs PIT L 2-9 Matt Harvey (R), 3.2 IP, 2 SO, 8 ER, L Jose Peraza Scooter Gennett Joey Votto Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Adam Duvall Phillip Ervin Matt Harvey
7/21 vs PIT L 2-6 Anthony DeSclafani (R), 4.1 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, L Jose Peraza Scooter Gennett Joey Votto Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Adam Duvall Curt Casali Anthony DeSclafani Billy Hamilton
7/20 vs PIT L 1-12 Tyler Mahle (R), 5.2 IP, 3 SO, 6 ER, L Jose Peraza Tucker Barnhart Scooter Gennett Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Adam Duvall Phillip Ervin Tyler Mahle Billy Hamilton
7/15 @ STL L 4-6 Anthony DeSclafani (R), 3.1 IP, 3 SO, 6 ER, L Jose Peraza Scooter Gennett Joey Votto Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Adam Duvall Anthony DeSclafani Billy Hamilton
7/14 @ STL W 8-2 Luis Castillo (R), 5 IP, 2 SO, 2 ER, ND Scott Schebler Jose Peraza Joey Votto Scooter Gennett Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Curt Casali Luis Castillo Billy Hamilton
7/14 @ STL W 9-1 Matt Harvey (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 1 ER, W Jose Peraza Scooter Gennett Joey Votto Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Adam Duvall Matt Harvey Billy Hamilton
7/11 @ CLE L 4-19 Tyler Mahle (R), 2.1 IP, 1 SO, 5 ER, L Scott Schebler Jose Peraza Joey Votto Scooter Gennett Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Adam Duvall Billy Hamilton
7/10 @ CLE W 7-4 Sal Romano (R), 7.1 IP, 1 SO, 3 ER, ND Scott Schebler Dilson Herrera Joey Votto Scooter Gennett Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Alex Blandino Billy Hamilton
7/9 @ CLE W 7-5 Anthony DeSclafani (R), 7 IP, 3 SO, 1 ER, W Scott Schebler Jose Peraza Joey Votto Scooter Gennett Eugenio Suarez Jesse Winker Tucker Barnhart Adam Duvall Billy Hamilton
7/8 @ CHC L 5-6 Luis Castillo (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, ND Jose Peraza Tucker Barnhart Joey Votto Eugenio Suarez Scooter Gennett Adam Duvall Jesse Winker Luis Castillo Billy Hamilton

Analysis

There is a big drop off after these three. Jesse Winker had a solid start to the season, but has trailed off, and has lost his leadoff spot to Scott Schebler. The lefty has been more power than contact over recent years. Schebler has plenty of pop, while Winker is a safer on-base player. There is very little hope for Billy Hamilton to be a fantasy player, especially in the daily world. His SB upside is nothing to chase these days. His spot is now in the bottom of the order, and with only three PA a game, it is hard to get excited. Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali are the catching options for Cincinnati, but Barnhart is the everyday guy. He has been hitting second in the order most nights, and is always a standout value. Jose Peraza has been a mediocre fantasy play, and as many times as the Reds move him up in the lineup, the production stays the same. It is only a matter of time before the Reds farm system can bring some pop into this lineup, and some excitement as a matter of fact.