Which players will be looking to prove themselves during Reds spring training?
With Cincinnati Reds spring training in full swing, several young players will be looking to make a good impression on the coaching staff. A few of these players may even get the opportunity to make themselves known on the big stage during the 2021 season. Which three players have something to prove as Cactus League play nears?
Two years ago, all eyes were on Nick Senzel. The former first-round pick was on track to make his big league debut and was trying to find his footing as the team’s starting centerfielder. It feels strange writing this now, but former Reds outfielder Scott Schebler outplayed Senzel in spring training and won the starting job out of camp.
An ankle injury sidelined Senzel’s start to the 2019 season, but the former top prospect made his debut in May of that year. Senzel adjusted well to his new position in the outfield, but a shoulder injury cut his rookie campaign short.
This spring, some younger players and prospects will be the focal point of the Cincinnati Reds fanbase and coaching staff. Some players will be looking to break into the big leagues, while others will just be looking to make it known that they’re one the rise and will be in the major leagues before you know it.
There are some young prospects like Rece Hinds and Tyler Callihan who’ll be finding their footing and looking to make a good impression. Others like last year’s draft picks Austin Hendrick and Jackson Miller will just be happy to be playing baseball in 2021. But, who are some young players in Reds spring training who’ll be looking to turn heads?