Sep 12, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher J.J. Hoover (60) pitches during the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Pirates 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Reds Power Rankings: Opening Day

Finally, the time is here. Opening Day is among us. And, with the start of the new season, we have a 25 man roster finally decided upon. With this 25 man roster, I present to you the first Reds Power Rankings of the season!

If you missed the offseason Reds Power Rankings I created, you can view them here. Since we ave very little to go on for these rankings as of now, the list will be a combination of last year’s WAR and Spring Training statistics.As the season goes on, these rankings will change based on on-field play (great stats, bad stats, outstanding plays, etc.) and off-field antics (bad press, great interview, Todd Frazier saving a guy’s life, etc.)

Let’s get started!

  1. Joey Votto
  2. Johnny Cueto
  3. Aroldis Chapman
  4. Mat Latos
  5. Brandon Phillips
  6. Todd Frazier
  7. Homer Bailey
  8. Jay Bruce
  9. Shin-Soo Choo
  10. Bronson Arroyo
  11. Zack Cozart
  12. Sean Marshall
  13. Ryan Ludwick
  14. J.J. Hoover
  15. Alfredo Simon
  16. Sam LeCure
  17. Ryan Hanigan
  18. Devin Mesoraco
  19. Jonathan Broxton
  20. Jack Hannahan
  21. Mike Leake
  22. Cesar Izturis
  23. Chris Heisey
  24. Xavier Paul
  25. Manny Parra

Feel free to voice your opinion on these rankings in the comments. I’d love to get a weekly debate going on over these! Who’s too high? Who’s too low? Tell me in the comments.

Also, be on the lookout for my post tomorrow, where I’ll give you my Three Up, Three Down for the first series of the ’13 season! PLAY BALL!

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