Who is the Cincinnati Reds most entertaining player?
Bleacher Report recently published their “Most Entertaining Player to Watch on Every MLB Team”, and pitcher Luis Castillo was Joel Reuter’s choice for the Cincinnati Reds. Reuter was quick to point out that this based on the eye test, and there’s not many stat-based arguments. Is his assessment accurate?
When I think of entertainment in the game of baseball, I’m looking at a player who’s skill or personality elevates them in the eyes of the fans. Former Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, like him or not, was entertaining. His brash approach, his presence on social media, and his effectiveness on the mound makes Bauer a must-watch type of player.
There are few players on Cincinnati’s roster that are going to rival Castillo’s performance. Castillo is a tireless worker who just goes about his business on the mound and methodically mows down opposing batters. Rather than make the case against Luis Castillo, let’s see if there’s anyone else on the Reds’ roster who could supplant La Piedra as the team’s most entertaining player.
Is Reds reliever Amir Garrett more entertaining than Luis Castillo?
As far as entertainment goes, perhaps Luis Castillo takes the cake for the Cincinnati Reds. But I’d argue that there are a few others who could oust the right-hander. One of those players resides in the Reds bullpen and is looking to take over as the team’s closer in 2021.
Amir Garrett is a fiery competitor. Where Castillo shows little-to-no emotion on the bump, Garrett is full of energy; barking at opposing batters, pumping his fist, letting out a lion-like roar, or charging an opponent’s dugout all by himself.
Garrett has a certain amount of swagger, and his interactions with fans on social media certainly make him a favorite among the Cincinnati faithful. Garrett has also established himself as one of the premier left-handed relievers in the league and is looking to take his game to the next level during the upcoming season.