Final prediction for the Cincinnati Reds 2022 Opening Day roster

Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (37) jogs back to behind the plate after a mound visit.
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson (37) jogs back to behind the plate after a mound visit. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Buck Farmer delivers during a bullpen session.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Buck Farmer delivers during a bullpen session. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Cincinnati Reds bullpen (10)

Luis Cessa (RHP), Hunter Strickland (RHP), Justin Wilson (LHP), Tony Santillan (RHP), Art Warren (RHP), Buck Farmer (RHP), Jeff Hoffman (RHP), Dauri Moreta (RHP), Ryan Hendrix (RHP), Daniel Duarte (RHP)

To say the Cincinnati Reds bullpen will look different in 2022 would be an understatement. The Reds are without longtime relievers Michael Lorenzen and Amir Garrett. Lorenzen signed with his hometown Los Angeles Angels, and AG was dealt to the Kansas City Royals. Former reliever Mychal Givens signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Cubs.

Lucas Sims will start the 2022 season on the Injured List, so that opens a spot in the bullpen as well. Still, those remaining look to be better choices than Carson Fulmer, Sal Romano, and Cam Bedrosian, all of whom broke camp with Cincinnati last season.

Tony Santillan and Dauri Moreta are locks to make the relief corp out of spring training. Go ahead and pencil in Justin Wilson as the team's only left-handed reliever. Luis Cessa, Wilson's teammate with the New York Yankees last season, will get an opportunity to be the Reds closer in 2022.

Hunter Strickland was brought in to shore up the back of the Cincinnati bullpen, and Art Warren may see increased chances to close out games following a spectacular season during his first year in the Queen City. Look for Jeff Hoffman to be involved early and often as the former starter can pitch multiple innings in relief.

Buck Farmer, the former Detroit Tigers reliever, has looked good so far in spring training. It seems like a safe bet that Farmer will be selected to the major league roster. Ryan Hendrix struggled mightily last season, but the 27-year-old has looked fantastic during his time in Goodyear and appears ready to prove the doubters wrong.

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Finally, look for Daniel Duarte to make his major league debut in 2022 and break camp with the Reds. Duarte posted solid numbers (31.8% strikeout-rate) in the minors last season and has no problem inducing swings and misses. We'll likely see the 25-year-old shuttled up and down I-71 throughout his rookie season.