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Chase Anderson managed to get only one out before being pulled Sunday after allowing a double, single, three walks, and an HBP to seven of the first eight batters. Anderson took the loss and was charged with five earned runs in his last start of 2022.

Fantasy Impact: It goes without saying that this wasn't how Anderson wanted to finish the season. The veteran lefty had a few good games this year, but his final numbers weren't pretty. Assuming he doesn't make an appearance out of the bullpen over the next few days, Anderson finishes 2022 with a 2-4 record, 6.56 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and nine strikeouts per nine. Assuming the 34-year-old Anderson plays next season, he won't be on the fantasy radar to start the year.

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Nick Lodolo allowed one run over five innings Saturday, striking out and walking five batters. Lodolo didn't factor into the decision in his last start of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lodolo had an up-and-down rookie season but finished strong and looks poised to be one of the leaders of the Reds' rotation next year. Lodolo finished 2022 with a 4-7 record, a 3.66 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 11.4 K's per nine. Lodolo profiles as a back-end fantasy rotation starter with upside for 2023.

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Jake Fraley went three-for-four with a homer in the Reds' loss to the Cubs Friday. Fraley accounted for most of the Reds' offense on the evening.

Fantasy Impact: Fraley had a good night, but no one else on the Reds did much. He's now homered in back-to-back games and could be on the verge of another hot streak like he had in August. If you're looking for streamers, he may be worth a gamble, but make sure to check the lineup, as he hasn't been playing every day.

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Graham Ashcraft dropped to 5-5 after allowing six runs (five earned) off six hits and two walks over two and two-thirds inning Friday.

Fantasy Impact: In two starts since coming off the IL last week, Ashcraft has allowed nine earned runs over six and two-thirds innings. He may get one more start on the last day of the season but is not a great option given his recent struggles.

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Kyle Farmer went one for four, with his only hit a two-run shot off Chase De Jong in the ninth inning, which brought the Reds to within one. The game went to extra innings after Jake Fraley tied it with a homer of his own, but the Reds lost in the tenth.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a nice season for Farmer, who set a career-high in RBI this year. He's not a great daily play or streamable option over the last week, but he should be on the radar in deep leagues again next season.

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Luis Cessa went six innings Wednesday, allowing two runs off six hits and two walks to the Pirates. He did not figure into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: The six innings Cessa threw made it his longest outing of the year. He's been solid since joining the rotation and his last matchup of the season is a good one against the Cubs next week. If you are streaming for innings down the stretch, he's worth considering.

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Hunter Greene allowed only an unearned run over six innings Tuesday while striking out ten Pirates. He did not factor into the decision in the 4-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Greene has only given up two earned runs with 29 punch outs in 17 innings since coming off the IL ten days ago. The rookie seems poised for a big sophomore season and is an excellent dynasty acquisition. Greene should get one more start against the Cubs next week if you're seeking streamers until the end.

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Aristides Aquino went two-for-four with a solo HR in the Reds' loss to the Pirates on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Aquino is getting playing time down the stretch and has delivered with six HRs this month. If you're desperate for HRs, he could be worth a shot. However, he may hurt your batting average as he strikes out 36.5% of the time.

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TJ Friedl hit his eighth home run of the season on Monday. It was his only hit in four at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Friedl found his power stroke this season with 16 home runs between Triple-A and MLB - his most as a professional. For fantasy purposes, Friedl has five HRs in September and is a deep league option at the position over the last week of the 2021 season.

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Spencer Steer homers Sunday

Sun, Sep 25th 10:24pm EDT
By Scott Youngson

Spencer Steer went two-for-four with his second career HR in the Reds' 2-1 victory over the Brewers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The home run turned into the game-winner for the Reds, making it a big moment for the rookie and the team. Steer recently missed a few games with an eye infection but was in the lineup all weekend as the Reds are no doubt evaluating for next season. Steer has not done enough in his brief time in the majors to warrant fantasy consideration.

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Alexis Diaz struck out all three Brewers he faced on Sunday to earn his ninth save of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz was on in this one, striking out the side on only 14 pitches. The impressive rookie should be rostered in nearly every league at this point, as he's clearly the closer and continues to pitch exceptionally well.

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Mike Minor was placed on the 15-day IL Friday with left shoulder soreness. (Source: Reds on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Even with the move to the IL being retroactive to Tuesday, Minor would not be eligible to be activated until the final day of the season. The Reds will likely shut Minor down for the remainder of the season and he will focus on getting healthy for the 2023 season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Jose Barrero is not starting on Thursday against the Brewers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Barrero remains on the bench for a second straight day. In September, Barrero has just a .176 batting average and a .222 OBP while posting a 40.7 percent strikeout rate.

Jonathan India went two-for-four with two RBI and a stolen base in the Reds' 5-1 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: India's second RBI came in the fifth inning with a clutch two-out single. He then stole second and scored on a Kyle Farmer base hit which put the Reds up 4-1. India has struggled in September, so maybe this will get him going again over the final few weeks.

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Mike Siani called up by Reds

Wed, Sep 21st 4:06pm EDT
By Chris Clegg

Mike Siani was called up by the Reds for his MLB debut. (Source: Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Siani is a speedster who has improved his plate approach in 2022. In 531 plate appearances in Double-A, Siani posted a .351 OBP with 12 home runs and 49 stolen bases. He has played eight games in Triple-A, where he has two home runs and three stolen bases. Siani could slot in as a strong-side platoon option in centerfield for Cincinnati.

Category: Transactions

Nick Senzel was placed on the 10-day IL Wednesday with a sesmoid fracture. (Source: Bobby Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Senzel was injured in Tuesday's game after crashing into the outfield wall. With end of the season near, Senzel will likely not return and focus on being healthy for 2023.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Donovan Solano went three-for-four with a double in the Reds' loss to the Red Sox Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: After hitting over .300 from June through August, September has been rough for Solano. Coming into tonight's contest, he was batting only .163 with no HRs, one run, and two RBI. Hopefully, tonight's three-hit game will get him going over the season's final few weeks. Solano's multi-position eligibility makes him a nice bench player for your fantasy team when he's hitting.

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Stuart Fairchild went two-for-four with a home run and two RBI in the Reds' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Fairchild's two-run shot came off Jordan Montgomery in the sixth and gave the Reds a nice cushion. Fairchild has over .300 with four HRs since being called up in late August but isn't playing regularly. Unless he starts getting into the lineup regularly, he's no better than a daily option for the rest of this year.

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Buck Farmer threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning Sunday, closing out the Cardinals for his second career save.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran has had a solid year for the Reds and has emerged as a late-inning option for the team down the stretch. He probably only got the opportunity Sunday since Alexis Diaz threw 26 pitches on Saturday, but he could have the chance to vulture another save before the 2022 season is done. On the season, Farmer is sporting a 3.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 10.3 K's per nine.

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Matt Reynolds started Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals and went three-for-four with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds was the only Reds hitter to show up in Game 1, with three of their seven hits and only run. The veteran hasn't been in the lineup very often since coming off the IL on September 9th and thus is not a very useful player for fantasy baseball currently.

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