3 Reds who should be in the starting lineup every day for the remainder of the 2022 season

Cincinnati Reds left fielder TJ Friedl (29).
Cincinnati Reds left fielder TJ Friedl (29). / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Reds outfielder TJ Friedl should be in the lineup every day.

TJ Friedl has made a believer out of a good portion of the Reds fanbase with his stellar play over the last couple of weeks. Since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Louisville, Friedl has been firing on all cylinders and would seem to have a shot at being a regular in the Cincinnati Reds lineup next season.

The Reds outfield situation is murky at best. The team appears ready to move Nick Senzel all over the diamond in 2023. Molding Senzel into a super utility role is exact direction Cincinnati should be going in, as the 27-year-old has had a difficult time adjusting to be the team's everyday centerfielder.

Aristides Aquino, whether fans like it or not, will probably survive the non-tender deadline and be part of the Reds roster during spring training. There's also Jake Fraley, Stuart Fairchild, and Albert Almora Jr., all of whom are likely to be heading to Goodyear next spring with undefined roles.

TJ Friedl, however, could supplant Senzel as Cincinnati's centerfielder if the University of Nevada product is able to gain regular playing time over the final month of the 2022 season. Friedl has completely changed his approach at the plate, and the adjustment is paying dividends.

No matter where he lines up, Friedl should be on David Bell's lineup card consistently during the month of September. The Pennsylvania native has also hit well against left-handers following his return from Triple-A. It's safe to say that Friedl has probably secured a spot on the offseason roster, but now he'll be in the mix to be part of the Reds Opening Day lineup next season.