3 Reds who are most likely to be traded during the offseason

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The Cincinnati Reds know a thing or two about trading away their major league talent. Last season saw the Reds trade Sonny Gray, Amir Garrett, Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Tyler Mahle, Luis Castillo, and several others.

While some of the aforementioned players could have played key roles for the Reds in 2022 and beyond, Nick Krall and the Cincinnati front office are looking to rebuild for he future.

With Cincinnati focused on restocking their farm system, don't be surprised if the club look to deal some of their major league talent prior to the start of the 2023 season as well. Which three Reds players could be on the trade block this offseason?

1. Reds CF Nick Senzel could be traded during the offseason.

Nick Senzel ended the 2022 season the same way he ended 2019 and 2021; on the injured list. For the third time in four seasons, Senzel could not escape the injury bug. And while the 110 games played was a career-high for the former first-round pick, his production when he was on the field was not very good.

Senzel hit just .231/.296/.306 in 2022 and his defense was well below what most clubs expect from a staring centerfielder. According to Fielding Bible, Senzel was worth -11 defensive runs saved. The only player on the team with a worse defensive rating was second baseman Jonathan India (-14 DRS).

The problem with trading Senzel is the fact that Cincinnati would be dealing the 27-year-old when his trade value is at the absolute lowest it's ever been. While there would be plenty of teams willing to take a chance on the University of Tennessee alum, the Reds are unlikely to get much more than a mid-tier prospect.

Through the arbitration process, Senzel is due a raise heading into next season. There's also the chance that the Reds remove Senzel from centerfield and make him into a super utility player next season. The former No. 2 overall pick played his entire college career on the dirt before being moved to the outfield prior to the 2019 season.