3 blocked Reds prospects Cincinnati should consider trading

Cincinnati Reds minor league infielder Jose Torres
Cincinnati Reds minor league infielder Jose Torres / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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2. Reds prospect Tyler Callihan is blocked and could be traded.

Tyler Callihan, just like Jose Torres, is a former third-round pick. The Cincinnati Reds will need to make decision on Callihan's future this coming offseason. The team will either need to add him to the 40-man roster or risk losing the infielder in the Rule 5 Draft.

Callihan has had an injury-plagued career, including Tommy John surgery. But Callihan has always been a bat-first prospect without ever really finding a position to call home. Some scouts think he can play third base, while others think he's exclusively a second baseman.

Either way, there's really nowhere for Callihan to find playing time if and when he makes it to the major league level. Jonathan India is the Reds second baseman at the moment, and while some fans would advocate for him to be moved to the outfield, that seems unlikely.

If India is moved off the infield dirt, the most likely player to take his spot would be Matt McLain. Don't forget about, though some often do, Spencer Steer. The former Minnesota Twins farmhard can handle his own at the keystone as well. There's also Nick Senzel, who's played extremely well at the hot corner this season, but could make the switch to second base if needed.

Before Tyler Caliihan can even think about making it to the big leagues, the 22-year-old must raise his batting average down in the minors. Callihan is floating around the Mendoza line this season and has shown little pop. Not only is Callihan blocked at the major league level, but he's failing to produce in what could be a make-or-break minor league season.