Cincinnati Reds: Three players hindered by the delay of the 2020 season

GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 28: Jose Garcia #83 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Josh VanMeter #17 (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GOODYEAR, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 28: Jose Garcia #83 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with Josh VanMeter #17 (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: Josh VanMeter #17 of the Cincinnati Reds (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The 2020 MLB season has been delayed until at least mid-May, and likely later. Which three Cincinnati Reds players are hindered by the late start?

While the delayed start to the 2020 season will help some players, it will inevitably hinder others. Some players will have the ability to put certain injuries behind them, but others who were hoping for their chance may miss out on a roster spot and their opportunity to showcase their talents. Which three Cincinnati Reds players are hurt the most by the delayed start?

We looked yesterday at the likes of Eugenio Suárez and Nick Senzel, both of whom will benefit from the added time to recover from offseason surgery while the 2020 season is delayed. However, those players who may have benefited from the additional playing time while Suárez and Senzel were absent, may now miss out on an opportunity.

In addition to a decrease in playing time, we all know that baseball is about getting a rhythm and staying in that zone. A few youngsters on the Reds were coming into their own during spring training and had an opportunity to overcome the odds and make a run at the Opening Day roster. The delay to the 2020 season could really impact a few players looking to make a name for themselves.

I’m usually the eternal optimist and like to look at the glass half-full. But, today we’re going to take the glass half-empty approach and look at three players on the Cincinnati Reds roster who may be hindered by the delayed start to the 2020 season, which looks like it won’t begin for at least about two more months.