India has homered twice in camp, once against Amir Garrett and on another occasion against Tyler Mahle, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. India has made a good impression in this summer camp for the Reds, but he's going to require a few injuries to get a chance this season. It's more likely that he'll spend most of 2020 training at Prasco Park, the Reds' alternate training site.
India will be a part of the Reds' 60-man player pool this season. India's prospect star has faded over the past year, but he will now be eligible to make his MLB debut this season. He is not on the 40-man roster and will not be training with the Reds' best players at Great American Ball Park.
India hit .227/.321/.409 with one homer in 28 spring training plate appearances before he was sent to the Reds' minor-league camp. India made it to Double-A Chattanooga last season, hitting .270/.414/.378 in 34 games. With Eugenio Suarez locked in at third base for the Reds, there's no clear path for India to play at the big-league level, but as yet his performance hasn't created any urgency to promote him to Cincinnati either.
India received an invitation to big-league camp from the Reds on Friday. India isn't too far from the big leagues but likely won't be in consideration for a spot on the Opening Day roster. He's yet to reach Triple-A and has played just 34 games for Double-A Chattanooga, hitting .270/.414/.378.
India was promoted to Double-A Chattanooga on Monday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. India earns the promotion after hitting .256/.346/.410 in 87 games for High-A Daytona, good for a 125 wRC+. He added eight homers and seven steals. A big-league debut sometime in 2020 remains a possibility for the 2018 fifth-overall pick should his progress continue.