Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup 7/2/20 Reds Lineup

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Cincinnati has revamped their team over the last 18 months. They have the top-level ace starting pitcher they coveted. There was one pitcher who was performing well in that role, but needed support. The Reds were average across most statistical categories. That is what produced the average results in the wins and losses columns. Cincinnati added two veteran bats in the middle of their lineup. They have a huge question mark projected for their leadoff spot. The Reds have a new face at shortstop, but the same steady contributor at the backstop.

A position shift for one of their incoming veteran bats will be interesting to watch. The other new face may also benefit from a change of scenery. The question, however, will surround how well a revamped pitching staff can perform. They have stacked a lot of their chips on a new ace in town. The bottom of the rotation has arms with potential. Cincinnati will be an interesting team to watch with a shot at earning most-improved team honors in 2020. Recent history means it won't take much.

Reds Starting Lineup

1. J. Votto , (L), 1B
2. M. Moustakas , (L), 2B
3. E. Suarez , (R), 3B
4. T. Barnhart , (L), C
5. N. Senzel , (R), CF
6. R. Iglesias , (R), CL
7. J. Winker , (L), LF
8. N. Castellanos , (R), RF
9. F. Galvis , (S), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Luis Castillo L. Castillo (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Luis Castillo L. Castillo (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Joey Votto J. Votto (L)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Mike Moustakas M. Moustakas (L)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Eugenio Suarez E. Suarez (R)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Tucker Barnhart T. Barnhart (L)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Nick Senzel N. Senzel (R)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Raisel Iglesias R. Iglesias (R)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Jesse Winker J. Winker (L)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos (R)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Freddy Galvis F. Galvis (S)
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Recent Reds Lineups

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2020 Cincinnati Reds Pitching Analysis

Things are starting to improve in Cincinnati, and that even means the rotation. Luis Castillo found himself in the second half, and they added Alex Wood and Tanner Roark to be middle of the rotation arms. While these names might not be upper tier pitchers, they are a massive improvement from Homer Bailey. As mentioned with Castillo, he pitched 170 innings last season, and had a 3.69 xFIP. There were two different halves for him, as he allowed a .341 wOBA in the first, compared to a .268 wOBA in the second. Castillo was hyped up heading into the season, and his second half was an indicator of the future, which is a bright one. The Reds trade with Los Angeles brought over Alex Wood. The lefty will get a downgrade moving to Cincinnati, but there is a lot to like about the groundball arm here. He should eat a decent amount of innings, and has been great at limiting damage. Wood should have a productive year as the number two in Cincinnati. He is projected for a 3.34 ERA, and is also an accurate arm who doesn’t give up a lot of baserunners.

The Reds signed Tanner Roark, who is an innings eater, and average right-handed arm. He is nothing special, but nothing special is a decent add for the Reds. Roark came over from Washington, where he had over a four ERA. Look for him to be around the low fours for an ERA, and put together some stretches both good and bad. Things start to get rocky after this, as Sal Romano and Anthony DeSclafani will likely stay in the rotation. There is a chance that Tyler Mahle or Michael Lorenzen mix in, but at the moment they should be the guys filling out the rotation. You are going to get some random good starts out of these names, but for the most part they are below average arms who do not offer up a lot of upside. They are fill-in options in the meantime, as Cincinnati looks to the future. They have Hunter Greene in the waiting, but 2020 is likely going to be his ETA. Mahle is a top prospect for them, but we haven’t seen much yet.