Reds LHP Alex Young will survive the non-tender deadline
Some will look at Alex Young's performance last season and assume that he's a shoo-in to remain with the club heading into 2024. Others, however, will see some disturbing stats that may see Young as a prime candidate to be non-tendered before the deadline.
The most odd stat when it comes to Young are his reverse splits. Young performed better against right-handed batters than he did against lseft-handed batters. That's not necessarily what you want from a lefty coming out of the bullpen.
The southpaw allowed an OPS-against of .767 against left-handed hitters and .731 against right-handed hitters. But it was the batting average-against that jumps out at you. Young allowed left-handed batters to hit .272 with a BAbip of .347.
Young is projected to make just $1.7-million through arbitration and has a minor-league option remaining. Both the salary and the roster flexibility work in the Reds' favor. With Reiver Sanmartin out to begin next season following Tommy John surgery, Alex Young is a solid arm to keep on the roster.
There are other names to keep an eye on. Jose Barrero could be non-tendered if the Reds are need of a roster spot. But the shortstop is still pre-arbitration eligible. Others to watch are TJ Hopkins, Bubba Thompson, and even Levi Stoudt could all be non-tendered later today.