4 Reds who could start at third base after trading Eugenio Suárez to the Mariners

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Kyle Farmer, left, talks with Cincinnati Reds third baseman.
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Kyle Farmer, left, talks with Cincinnati Reds third baseman. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer via Imagn
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Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer (17) is unable to reach a groundball hit.
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer (17) is unable to reach a groundball hit. / Kareem Elgazzar via Imagn Content

2. Kyle Farmer could play 3B for the Reds in 2022.

This would be a dream scenario for some of the fans throughout Reds Country. How fun would it be to see both Kyle Farmer and Jose Barrero on the left side of the Cincinnati Reds infield? That dream could become a reality in 2022.

From a defensive standpoint, the Reds couldn't find a better pair to put at third base and shortstop than Farmer and Barrero, respectively. But, while this dynamic duo could be terrific defensively, the hitting aspect of the game could leave a lot to be desired.

I'm of the mindset that Barrero, when given regular ABs, will thrive at the dish. The 23-year-old had just 50 at-bats in the big leagues last season. Farmer had a solid season in the field and at the plate, but the 31-year-old had a wRC+ of just 91 and only a .732 OPS. Those are atypical of what a team would want from their third baseman.

I'm sure we'll see plenty of Kyle Farmer at third base in 2022, perhaps more so when a left-handed pitcher in on the bump. I don't necessarily believe we'll see Farmer platoon with Mike Moustakas, but the former backstop could man the hot corner when Moose is serving as the Reds designated hitter.