3 Reds players who won't be on the roster by June 1st

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Stuart Fairchild
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Stuart Fairchild / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages
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2. Stuart Fairchild won't be on the Reds roster by June 1st.

This one could be a bit controversial, but if the Cincinnati Reds are going to begin calling up players, a few will be sent down. Stuart Fairchild seems to always make the most of his opportunities, however, those opportunities are few and far between.

You can probably pencil in Fairchild's name anytime there's a left-handed starter on the mound for the opposing team, but outside of that, it's rare to see the 27-year-old in the starting lineup. Even with Nick Senzel now getting more playing time on the infield, Fairchild still can't break into the everyday lineup.

Fairchild is barely hitting over .200, but does own an on-base percentage over .350. Fairchild has above-average speed, plays good defense, and has decent pop as well. He's a very good fourth outfielder.

But with Jake Fraley, Wil Myers, and TJ Friedl occupying the majority of time in the outfield, along with Henry Ramos seeing a considerable amount of playing time, it may be wise to option Fairchild back to the minors so he can get consistent, everyday at-bats.

Ramos' ability to hit from both sides of the plate probably gives him an edge over Fairchild when it comes to remaining on the big league roster. The 31-year-old has had similar success at the dish this season and has a good arm from the corner outfield. Look for Henry Ramos to stick around past May 31st, but Stuart Fairchild could make that 90-minute trek down I-71.