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1 Reds prospect whose stock will skyrocket and 1 whose stock will plummet in 2022

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Allan Cerda (86), left, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Lorenzo Cedrola (83) walk on the field.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Allan Cerda (86), left, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Lorenzo Cedrola (83) walk on the field. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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The Cincinnati Reds have made a series of moves this offseason with a focus on improving the team's farm system. The Reds traded away Jesse Winker, Sonny Gray, and Eugenio Suárez with an eye toward the future.

In return, the Reds received left-handed prospect Brandon Williamson, right-handed pitchers Connor Phillips and Chase Petty, as well a couple of major league talents. The Cincinnati front office has stated that the best way for the team to remain competitive is to develop talent from within the organization.

We've already seen that with players like Jonathan India and Tyler Stephenson last season. The Reds are hoping to have similar success with the likes of Jose Barrero, Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Dauri Moreta, and others in 2022.

Which Reds prospects will have success in 2022?

While it's great to see a club's young talent flourish, it isn't always the case. Last season, we saw former first-round pick Austin Hendrick struggle mightily in his first professional season. The front office has not lost faith in Hendrick, but the fact that the 20-year-old is beginning the season at Low-Daytona signals that the outfielder needs to work out some kinks before advancing up the ladder.

On the flip side, Elly De La Cruz wowed scouts and evaluators last season. So much so that the shortstop has found his name among almost every outlet's Top 100 prospects list. De La Cruz enters the 2022 minor league season with big expectations, and the Reds brass are hopeful that he can live up to the hype.

So, that's what we're going to look at; a player in the mold of De La Cruz who's poised to rocket up the Reds prospect rankings in 2002, and a player who, unfortunately, is setup for fall similar to what we saw from Hendrick last season. So who will be the Cincinnati Reds' fastest riser in 2022 and who's bound to tumble down the rankings?

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