Cincinnati Reds: 3 prospects who should be added to the roster

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 11: A Cincinnati Reds helmet is seen on the ground during the game. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 11: A Cincinnati Reds helmet is seen on the ground during the game. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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A close up view of a hat and baseball glove in the dugout with the New Era logo before a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs
CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 14: A close up view of a hat and baseball glove in the dugout with the New Era logo before a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

The Reds have plenty of space on their 40-man roster heading into the offseason.

The Cincinnati Reds have an abundance of space on their 40-man roster as the team has outrighted pitcher Joel Kuhnel and seen shortstop Freddy Galvis, and pitchers Trevor Bauer, Tyler Thornburg, and Anthony DeSclafani enter free agency. Which three prospects should be added to the team’s 40-man roster in the coming weeks?

The economics facing Major League Baseball this next season will certainly be felt by the Reds and every other team this offseason. Without gate revenue in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, general managers and owners are likely to tighten the belt rather than spend exorbitant amounts of money this winter.

As such, it’s likely that Cincinnati may look to their minor leaguers rather than free agency to fill out their 40-man roster. Rather than signing a veteran like Did Gregorius or Marcus Semien, the Reds may dip into their farm system to find a suitable shortstop to act as a stopgap option until José García is ready to take over the position.

So, which three prospects may find their way onto the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster? Remember, just because a player is added to the big league roster does not mean that he will find his way onto the field on Opening Day. The Reds also have some decisions regarding a few players that eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. Will any of them be added to the roster as well?