3 non-roster invitees who will make Reds Opening Day roster and 2 who will come up just short

Cincinnati Reds infielder Jason Vosler
Cincinnati Reds infielder Jason Vosler / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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Reds non-roster invitee Jason Vosler will be on the Reds Opening Day roster.

This is the type of minor league deal that could really pay off, and it's eerily similar to how the Cincinnati Reds brought along Brandon Drury last season. Jason Vosler may be a highly underrated hitter in the league and he could thrive in Great American Ball Park.

One major difference between Vosler and Drury is service time. Drury was set to be a free agent after last season and turned a terrific 2022 campaign into a multi-million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Vosler, however, is under team control through the 2028 season. Of course, in order to keep the Northeastern alum as part of the organization beyond this spring, Vosler must be added to the team's 40-man roster. Moreover, once that occurs, Vosler also has a minor league option remaining.

With so much uncertainty surrounding Joey Votto, adding Jason Vosler to the Cincinnati Reds Opening day roster seems like a no-brainer. Vosler has experience at both first and third base and can ever play the outfield in a pinch.

More than any other non-roster invitee in camp, Jason Vosler feels like a shoo-in to join the 26-man roster so long as he remains healthy and produces at a decent clip during Cactus League play. He only appeared in 36 games for the Giants in 2022, but Vosler posted an .812 OPS.