2 Reds prospects who'll be playing in the AFL Fall Stars Game

Cincinnati Reds infielder Noelvi Marte plays for the Glendale Desert Dogs
Cincinnati Reds infielder Noelvi Marte plays for the Glendale Desert Dogs / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Fall League is a six-week proving ground for some of the top prospects in Major League Baseball. Over the last few years, the Cincinnati Reds have sent the likes of Tyler Stephenson and Jose Barrero to the AFL in order to sharpen their skills.

This year, Cincinnati sen seven of their top prospects to the desert with the goal of continuing their development. Players like Matt McLain and Christian Roa were among the Reds prospects who played for the Glendale Desert Dogs this season.

But neither McLain nor Roa were named to the AFL's Fall Stars Game which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 6th at 4 PM ET. Let's meet the Cincinnati Reds Fall Stars, shall we?

These 2 Reds prospects will be playing in the AFL Fall Stars Game.

The Cincinnati Reds had two of their top prospects named to the AFL's Fall Stars Game. Shortstop turned third baseman Noelvi Marte and third baseman turned outfielder Rece Hinds will represent the Reds in Sunday's festivities.

Marte was the key piece of the trade this past summer that sen Luis Castillo the Seattle Mariners. Marte, along with Edwin Arroyo, Levi Stoudt, and Andrew Moore were sent to Cincinnati in exchange for the two-time All-Star pitcher.

Marte, who was a shortstop with the Mariners and throughout his time in the Reds organization this season, has been making the transition to third base while playing in the Arizona Fall League. Marte slashed .208/.354/.340 for the Desert Dogs and smacked two round trippers.

Joining Marte is former second-round draft pick Rece Hinds. There may not be a more enigmatic prospect in the Reds farm system than the former Florida high school standout. Hinds has, perhaps, the most power of any player in Cincinnati's pipeline. But, there's a lot of swing and miss in Hinds game.

In 17 games for Glendale, Hinds posted an OPS of .690. While the 21-year-old struck out in 30 of his 68 at-bats, eight of Hinds' 18 hits went for extra bases. Hinds was limited to just 79 games in 2022 due to injury. If Hinds can increase his pitch recognition and stay on the field, the young outfield prospect could be a force in the middle of the Cincinnati Reds lineup for years to come.

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