Cincinnati Reds Preview Fantasy Baseball
Cincinnati Reds Preview 2016 MLB Season
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The Reds struggled mightily in 2015, they’ve ended the season in last place of the Central Division. Injuries and under-performances combined was the reason for their unsuccessful campaign, and it doesn’t seem like this year will be any better.
They’ve started cleaning up their clubhouse since last year’s MLB trade deadline, with ace Johnny Cueto being traded to the eventual World Series Champs, Kansas City Royals. The departures followed in the offseason with Todd Frazier & Aroldis Chapman trades to the Chicago White Sox & the New York Yankees respectively. In return, the Reds received a bunch of minor leaguer’s with no immediate impact to this year’s lineup.
Cincinnati will be looking for talents inside their farm system, as what could be considered a rebuilding year for the franchise.
The 3 main players to watch are:
- Raisel Iglesias (SP)
- Devin Mesoraco (C)
- Zack Cozart (SS)
Iglesias didn’t have the numbers, in his rookie season, to prove that he’s the ultimate prospect the Reds should build around on. But the Cuban import showed that has the pitching arsenal to be a solid fantasy baseball contributor.
Lookout people! Devin Mesoraco is back. The catcher who belted 25 homers in the 2014/15 season is returning, after suffering from hip injury that kept him for most of the season. There is concern that this injury could affect his overall numbers. But with the spotlight off of him early, he could be the difference maker early in DFS.
Yes, his numbers have been dwindling down for the past two years, and yes, he’s been hurt for most of last season. But Zack Cozart has been a solid fantasy league shortstop in the year’s prior. A return to form and batting as leadoff with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce following him (55 homers combined last year) is a recipe for success.
Even though they will more than likely struggle this season, the Reds do have a number of intriguing fantasy options heading into 2016.