3 alluring players the Reds should take in the Rule 5 Draft

Will the Reds take a flier on one of these Rule 5 Draft-eligible prospects?
Akron RubberDucks starting pitcher Tanner Burns
Akron RubberDucks starting pitcher Tanner Burns / Jeff Lange / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Reds should select Athletics RHP J.T. Ginn in the Rule 5 Draft

There's one very big reason why the Oakland Athletics left J.T. Ginn off the team's 40-man roster - he just can't stay healthy. In three minor league seasons, Ginn has only appeared in 38 games, including just eight starts last season.

Ginn was drafted in 2020, but because of the cancellation of the minor league season that year, the right-hander didn't get his professional career off the ground until 2021. That year, Ginn started 18 games and looked like he could be a solid starting pitcher in the big leagues.

In 2021, Ginn was 5-5 while splitting time between Low-A and High-A as part of the New York Mets organization. But Ginn was part of the Chris Bassett trade that sent the former A's starter to the Big Apple.

After coming to the A's organization, Ginn started just 12 games in 2022. Biceps tendentitis sidelined Ginn this past season and the 24-year-old logged just over 25 innings pitched while splitting time in the Arizona Complex League and Double-A.

When he's healthy, J.T. Ginn has the type of pitching repertoire that could see him as a mid-rotation starter in the major leagues. But the absence of the 2020 minor league season and several hiccups along the way have seen Ginn fall out of favor with the Oakland A's organization. Perhaps the Cincinnati Reds could snag Ginn in the Rule 5 Draft.