Should the Reds Give Greg Reynolds an Opportunity?

September 5, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Reynolds in his days as a member of the Rockies. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

The one Louisville starter we hear of the most is Tony Cingrani. We’ve also seen Pedro Villarreal gain his first MLB start this season as well.

Are the Reds possibly forgetting someone? Maybe Greg Reynolds? As a member of the Bats this season, all Reynolds has done is go out and perform. He owns a record of 7-0 with a 2.51 ERA and a WHIP of 1.128.

Reynolds was the #2 overall selection by the Colorado Rockies in the 2006 draft. He hasn’t pitched in an MLB game since 2011, and his MLB stats are far from flattering. In his MLB career, Reynolds has a record of 5-8, an ERA of 7.47 and a WHIP of 1.691. Last year, he was in the Texas Rangers system after being traded for Chad Tracy.

I mention Reynolds for a reason. According to MLB Trade Rumors, Reynolds can opt out of his deal on Saturday. With the season he has crafted, I would certainly think that other teams would love to take a chance on Reynolds should he act on his out clause and the Reds be unable to keep him in the organization.

Reynolds worked last night (8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO) and picked up that 7th win. He’s tied for the International League lead in wins, but owns a lower ERA and WHIP than the others. Overall, he also ranks 4th in the IL in ERA and 7th in starters WHIP.

In his last three outings, Reynolds has hurled 23.1 innings, allowing 21 hits and only 2 walks with an ERA is 0.77 and a WHIP is 0.986. In those same three games, opponents have a triple slash against of .233/.250/.289.

If the Reds decide to give Reynolds an opportunity, they would need to make a move on the 40-man roster. His next scheduled day to start would be Saturday due to having an off-day on Wednesday.

Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Greg Reynolds, Reds Starting Pitching

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  • beeker

    I’d say he is worth a look while Ceuto finishes his stint on the DL. We have established that Cingrani is good but still has work to do on his off-speed stuff. And Villarreal, well…

    It is worth seeing what they have (or don’t have) here, especially with Arroyo being a free agent after this season. Whether or not to keep #61 will be a tough decision, but it will be easier if there are known valid options waiting to come up.

  • disqus_G8xi77DYlj

    Put Reynolds in the bullpen and DFA Parra, when Marshall is ready, send down Partch. I would also send down Hoover and let him regain his mojo and confidence. Reynolds deserves a look

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