2. Dauri Moreta could replace Amir Garrett in the Reds bullpen.
Dauri Moreta had a cup of coffee with the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 and is looking to expand his role in 2022. The absence of Amir Garrett will certainly help him to do that. Moreta was considered a fringe candidate to make the Opening Day roster out of Goodyear, but with AG gone, Moreta's opportunity seems ripe for the taking.
But the right-hander will still have execute in spring training in order to land a spot in the bullpen. Moreta showed great promise at both Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville last season. The 25-year-old has been in the Reds farm system for some time, but it seems like Moreta is finally getting noticed after posting a sparking 1.02 ERA in the minor leagues last season.
Moreta isn't going to blow you away with strikeout numbers similar to Daniel Duarte, but the added velocity to his fastball last season put the Dominican native on the Reds radar. The biggest difference between Dauri Moreta and Amir Garrett is the secondary offering.
AG has that fall-off-the-plate slider while Moreta has, well, little to nothing. Both Moreta's slider and changeup are fringy at best, meaning that locating his heater is what will get the reliever a seat at the table. If Moreta is able to develop better secondary offering, the sky is the limit.