Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup 4/16/21 Reds Lineup

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The Cincinnati Reds were one of four teams to make the MLB playoffs from the NL Central. Ahead of any decision to limit wildcard teams back to post-2020 numbers, surprisingly Cincinnati is getting a lot of playoff attention. Nearly every sportsbook has the Reds within the top-10 for the NL Pennant. Last year's same four NL Central teams are projected to be part of a tight race for the division and whatever NL playoff format materializes. This after Cincinnati finished three games behind the first place Cubs, tied with the Cardinals, and two games ahead of Milwaukee. But was the Reds' success nothing but smoke and mirrors?

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Reds Starting Lineup

1. J. Winker , (L), LF
2. N. Castellanos , (R), RF
3. E. Suarez , (R), SS
4. J. Votto , (L), 1B
5. N. Senzel , (R), CF
6. J. India , (R), 2B
7. K. Farmer , (R), 3B
8. T. Stephenson , (R), C
9. A. Aquino , (R), DH
Pos Pitcher
P Jeff Hoffman J. Hoffman (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Jeff Hoffman J. Hoffman (R)
67
2 1-1 3 38 9 4 4 1 3 8 .211% .079% 1.29 .308
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Jesse Winker J. Winker (L)
95
1 7 25 9 6 2 0 1 3 6 0 0 .391 .440 .609 1.049
RF Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos (R)
76
2 12 51 15 7 3 1 4 8 10 0 0 .306 .333 .653 .986
SS Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez (R)
77
3 11 49 8 3 3 0 2 4 8 0 0 .205 .347 .436 .783
1B Joey Votto J. Votto (L)
83
4 12 51 9 7 0 0 2 6 5 0 0 .184 .216 .306 .522
CF Nick Senzel N. Senzel (R)
62
5 12 37 8 6 2 0 0 2 9 1 1 .250 .351 .313 .664
2B Jonathan India J. India (R)
78
6 11 43 12 10 1 1 0 11 5 0 0 .333 .395 .417 .812
3B Kyle Farmer K. Farmer (R)
65
7 10 16 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 .133 .188 .200 .388
C Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson (R)
98
8 7 20 6 5 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 .316 .350 .474 .824
DH Aristides Aquino A. Aquino (R)
65
9 10 14 3 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 .231 .286 .769 1.055

Most Common Reds Lineups

3 Games Game
1. Jesse Winker
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Nick Senzel
7. Jonathan India
8. Tucker Barnhart
9. Aristides Aquino
3 Games Game
1. Tyler Naquin
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Nick Senzel
7. Jonathan India
8. Tucker Barnhart
9. Aristides Aquino
2 Games Game
1. Jesse Winker
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Tyler Naquin
7. Jonathan India
8. Tucker Barnhart
9. Aristides Aquino
1 Game Game
1. Jesse Winker
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Tyler Naquin
7. Jonathan India
8. Tyler Stephenson
9. Aristides Aquino
1 Game Game
1. Tyler Naquin
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Eugenio Suarez
5. Mike Moustakas
6. Nick Senzel
7. Kyle Farmer
8. Tyler Stephenson
9. Aristides Aquino
1 Game Game
1. Tyler Naquin
2. Nick Castellanos
3. Joey Votto
4. Mike Moustakas
5. Nick Senzel
6. Jonathan India
7. Kyle Farmer
8. Tyler Stephenson
9. Aristides Aquino

2021 Recent Reds Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4/14 @ SF L 0-3 Johnny Cueto J. Cueto (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jesse Winker J. Winker Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Jonathan India J. India Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson Aristides Aquino A. Aquino
4/14 @ SF L 6-7 Kevin Gausman K. Gausman (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jesse Winker J. Winker Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas Nick Senzel N. Senzel Jonathan India J. India Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart Aristides Aquino A. Aquino
4/13 @ SF W 3-0 Aaron Sanchez A. Sanchez (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jesse Winker J. Winker Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas Nick Senzel N. Senzel Jonathan India J. India Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart Aristides Aquino A. Aquino
4/11 @ ARI L 0-7 Luke Weaver L. Weaver (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas Nick Senzel N. Senzel Kyle Farmer K. Farmer Tyler Stephenson T. Stephenson Aristides Aquino A. Aquino
4/11 @ ARI L 3-8 Riley Smith R. Smith (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Tyler Naquin T. Naquin Nick Castellanos N. Castellanos Joey Votto J. Votto Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas Nick Senzel N. Senzel Jonathan India J. India Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart Aristides Aquino A. Aquino

Cincinnati hit the seventh most home runs in baseball, but had the worst team batting average. The Reds were fourth worst in runs scored. A team with the 3rd oldest batters had the 7th best ERA in baseball. All of this would seem to make an odd combination for sustained success. It must have weighed heavily on the decision of Cincinnati's staff ace. Trevor Bauer took his team leading sub-2.00 ERA to the West Coast. A solid team ERA, which compensated for a lack of run production, took a huge hit. Oddsmakers seem at odds with Cincinnati justifying such a lofty preseason prediction. Statistical projection models insist the Reds are an average team at best. Cincinnati will need a few overachievers, plus some rekindled stats from a few aging bats to realize what appears to be suspect potential for success.