The Cincinnati Reds have a few players on this year’s squad who could make a serious case to be part of the National League All-Star team.
While Joey Votto is extremely unlikely to be part of this year’s All-Star Game, the Cincinnati Reds have a few players on this year’s team who have put together a solid resumé and could make their way to Cleveland for the Midsummer Classic. The Reds sent three players from last year’s squad to Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Who’s got the best chance to make the team this year?
Last year, Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett, and Eugenio Suárez all made their way to our Nation’s Capitol to participate in the MLB All-Star Game. Two of the three Reds players that were invited provided memorable moments during the extra-innings affair.
Scooter Gennett provided the highlight of the night with a two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning that knotted the game at 5 apiece. The American League would tack on 3 runs in the 10th, but Joey Votto offered a sliver of hope with a solo shot in the bottom half of the frame. The National League eventually fell to the American League by the score of 8-6.
This year, it’s possible to see three members of the Cincinnati Reds make their way onto the diamond at Progressive Field. However, it’s more likely that the Reds see only two and perhaps just player from this year’s team make their way to Northeast Ohio. Let’s examine the case for a few of the Reds players who have a shot making the team.