Which former Reds players are on the ALCS rosters?

The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers will battle it out for a chance to make the World Series.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker / Bob Levey/GettyImages

The American League Championship Series begins on Sunday night in Houston. The Texas Rangers, who knocked off the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles without losing a game, will face off against their AL Wesy rival.

The Houston Astros, who won the World Series in 2022, were the only team who advanced in the MLB Postseason after receiving five days off to begin their playoff run. The Orioles, Atlanta Braves, and Los Angeles Dodgers were all eliminated.

So, we know that the American League's representative will come from the AL West Division, but which former Cincinnati Reds players will be part of the ALCS rosters?

Which former Reds players are on the ALCS rosters?

Well, if you're looking for a former Cincinnati Reds player or two, don't focus on the Houston Astros postseason roster. There isn't a single former Reds player among the 26 players suiting up for Houston during the ALCS.

But, of course, beloved manager Dusty Baker will be making the decisions from the Astros' dugout. Baker, who spent six seasons in Cincinnati, won his first World Series in 2022 and will be looking for another.

Now, if you base your rooting interest based on the number of former Reds players on the roster, then the Texas Rangers are your squad. Two former Reds players, one of whom went to multiple All-Star Games, are on the Rangers postseason roster.

Aroldis Chapman, who starred as the Cincinnati Reds closer from 2010-2015, is part of the Rangers bullpen. the left-hander is 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 61 relief appearances this season.

The other, lesser known, player who used to player for the Reds is Travis Jankowski. The speedy outfielder is unlikely to draw many starts during the ALCS, but look for manager Bruce Bochy to plug in Jankowski as a defensive replacement late in games or as a pinch runner.