Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Reds.2537532195.17
NL Central3rd3rd3rd5th
National League 8th8th6th15th

Schedule

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Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Chicago80-6292-70
Milwaukee75-6786-76
St. Louis75-6783-79
Pittsburgh65-7775-87
Cincinnati63-7968-94
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Reds' Scott Schebler: May see more bench time in four-man OF rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schebler could act as a reserve outfielder more frequently now that the Reds plan to employ a four-man rotation in the outfield in 2018, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Jesse Winker's emergence as a legitimate big-league option last season forced Cincinnati's hand in this issue. Schebler certainly has good things going his way, such as his versatility to play all three outfield spots and his 30-homer campaign in 2017. That said, his batting average was quite low last season, and his strikeout rate continued to be an issue. Playing time could be fluid for the Reds, so it's worth monitoring throughout the season who's getting more innings in Cincinnati's crowded outfield.

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Reds' Adam Duvall: Could sit more in four-man OF rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Duvall could spend more time on the bench in 2018 now that the Reds plan to employ a four-man rotation in the outfield, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

The biggest wild card in this situation was outfield prospect Jesse Winker, but he seemingly solidified his roster spot after a strong showing at the tail-end of 2017. This means that Duvall will need to split time in the corner outfield spots with Winker and Scott Schebler. If there's one thing going for Duvall, it's that he is an imminent power threat thanks to back-to-back 30 home run seasons. His strikeout rate remains lofty, however, so he could ride the pine a bit more if he gets into a slump at the plate.

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Reds' Jesse Winker: Four-man outfield rotation for Reds?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds view Winker as major-league ready and plan to use a four-man rotation in the outfield this season, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Zach Buchanan reports. "I believe he's a major-league-ready player," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "Some guys have to prove me wrong and others have to prove me right. I just really believe he is ready to get some regular playing time in the big leagues."

Winker has strong on-base skills but had frustrated the Reds by his inability to hit for power in the high minors, but then slugged .487 in his brief big-league trial last season. The Reds had dabbled in trade talks regarding Billy Hamilton during the offseason but nothing came to fruition. That still could come back up midseason, opening the door for regular time for Winker.

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Reds' Dilson Herrera: Shoulder fully healed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrera's shoulder injury that ended his 2017 has fully healed, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "Everything is good," Herrera said Friday. "I am feeling really better, much better than last year. I'm ready to work."

Herrera is hoping to land a utility role with the Reds on Opening Day. The path to future playing time is a bit muddled, however. Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett have shortstop and second base covered, plus the Reds just signed Cliff Pennington. Add in that eventually they want to get Nick Senzel up with the big club, and it's hard to see much of a chance for him.

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Reds' Scooter Gennett: Wins arbitration case
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gennett won his arbitration case and will receive $5.7 million for the 2018 season, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

The Reds filed for $5.1 million, but Gennett, who is coming off a career year, emerged victorious. He hit .295/.342/.531 with 27 home runs in 497 plate appearances last season, numbers that essentially came out of nowhere, making him one of the top regression candidates this season. Gennett will need to perform early on if he wants to hold an everyday job, as the Reds will be evaluating all the non-Joey Votto infielders in advance of top prospect Nick Senzel's inevitable debut.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGJoey Votto , 1B.320
HRJoey Votto , 1B36
RBIJoey Votto , 1B100
OBPJoey Votto , 1B.454
SLGJoey Votto , 1B.578
RJoey Votto , 1B106
SBBilly Hamilton , CF59
WMichael Lorenzen , RP8
KTim Adleman , SP108
SVRaisel Iglesias , RP28

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