3. Reds prospect Connor Phillips will make his major league debut in 2024.
While it shouldn't be ruled that Connor Phillips will make his major league debut in 2023, it seems much more likely that the former Seattle Mariners farmhand will make it to The Show in 2024.
Phillips was utterly dominant down at Double-A Chattanooga earlier this season. The right-hander was dispatching of the opposition left and right and it became apparent to the Reds minor league coaches and development staff that a jump to Triple-A was necessary.
The leap in competition has proven to be more difficult for Phillips, which is to be expected. But more than anything, it's been his command and control that has suffered. According to FanGraphs, Phillips has 19.2-percent walk-rate at Triple-A and 7.64 walks per nine innings pitched.
Those numbers will have to improve before Connor Phillips is given a chance at the major league level. The fact that the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation looks to be set going into next season may also delay Phillips' big league debut.
Currently, Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Graham Ashcraft, Brandon Williamson, and Andrew Abbott would appear to be the Reds starting rotation heading into 2024. But Connor Phillips is likely the next man up and will surely get his chance next season.