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Cincinnati Reds 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview

by Carmen Maiorano | @carmsclubhouse | Featured Writer
Apr 22, 2020

Eugenio Suarez could perform better than his ADP this season in fantasy.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Cincinnati Reds from a fantasy perspective:

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Starting Lineup

# NAME POS
1 Shogo Akiyama CF
2 Joey Votto 1B
3 Eugenio Suarez 3B
4 Mike Moustakas 2B
5 Nick Castellanos RF
6 Jesse Winker LF
7 Freddy Galvis SS
8 Tucker Barnhart C
9 Pitcher P

 

  • Better in OBP formats: Votto, Suarez, Winker, Barnhart
  • Worse in OBP formats: Castellanos, Galvis
  • Better than his ADP: Suarez, Castellanos, Winker
  • Worse than his ADP: Galvis, Barnhart
  • Bench bat(s) worth rostering: Aristides Aquino, Nick Senzel
  • Player(s) most likely to lose a starting spot: Winker, Barnhart

Pitching Rotation

# NAME R/L
1 Luis Castillo R
2 Sonny Gray R
3 Trevor Bauer R
4 Anthony DeSclafani R
5 Wade Miley L

 

  • Better than his ADP: Desclafani
  • Worse than his ADP: Bauer, Miley
  • Starter least likely to stick in the rotation: Miley
  • Non-starter most likely to enter the rotation: Tyler Mahle

Bullpen

Prospects

Other Helpful Fantasy Info

Park Factor: 105 (league average is 100)

Green Light Rating: MEDIUM

Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Center and left field are going to be a game of musical chairs all year. Winker hasn’t shown the consistency or health to play full-time in left and Akiyama may go through an adjustment period. Aristides Aquino showed his warts in September last year but has the raw skills to take the job from Winker. If two of those three pan out, former top prospect Nick Senzel could be traded to upgrade at shortstop or add more pitching depth. If they don’t, Senzel could play his way into a full-time job at either position.

Bold Fantasy Prediction: Curt Casali proves that last year wasn’t a fluke, and winds up with more fantasy value than incumbent Tucker Barnhart. In 50 fewer at-bats, Casali will provide similar stats as Barnhart, but hit a couple more long balls and prove to be relevant in two-catcher leagues

Bland Fantasy Prediction: Eugenio Suarez recovers just fine from shoulder surgery, swatting what would be 37 homers with a combined 190 runs and RBI over a full season.

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Carmen Maiorano is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Carmen, check out his archive and personal fantasy blog and follow him @carmsclubhouse.

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